New PDF release: A Dream of Wessex (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

By Christopher Priest

ISBN-10: 0571111181

ISBN-13: 9780571111183

ISBN-10: 153183972X

ISBN-13: 9781531839727

ISBN-10: 1943910235

ISBN-13: 9781943910236

The western democracies are disintegrating, scarred via violence and gripped with worry of terrorist assaults. searching for suggestions to latest difficulties, Julia Stretton and different experts on the Wessex venture have created a digital fact projection of a utopian destiny the place all present concerns were resolved - how did they in attaining it? yet on getting into Wessex, they lose all reminiscence in their 'real' lives open air, and as they circulate from side to side the traces among dream and fact develop into obscured. while Julia's ex-lover, the sadistic Paul Mason, joins the venture, he has a sinister plan to take the Wessex projection to a brand new and terrifying point ...

Christopher Priest's 5th novel, A Dream of Wessex (1977), is a vintage of technology fiction that may maintain readers guessing till the startling, mind-bending end. Priest's novels The house Machine, The Affirmation, and The Separation also are on hand from Valancourt.

'[An] very good and exciting novel ... the characters and their feelings are genuine, the innovations interesting, and the feel of foreboding virtually unbearable.' - Library Journal

'This fantastic novel approximately time-unravellers has hallucinatory powers ... Priest is a novelist of genuine distinction.' - The Times (London)

'Christopher Priest is one among our such a lot proficient younger writers of technological know-how fiction. i like to recommend A Dream of Wessex. i will most sensible exhibit its caliber via announcing that i feel not just H.G. Wells yet Thomas Hardy himself may have loved and authorized of it.' - John Fowles, writer of The Magus

'It is a wierd novel, technically very guaranteed in its shifts of time and dealing with of place-in-time, sketching within the edges of the dream with massive vividness. an excellent, intriguing novel - SF if you'd like a label, yet an enrichment not just of the sub-genre, however the complete style too.' - The Guardian

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