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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 by means of violence and gripped with worry of terrorist assaults. looking for options to modern-day difficulties, Julia Stretton and different experts on the Wessex undertaking have created a digital truth projection of a utopian destiny the place all present matters were resolved - how did they in attaining it? yet on coming into Wessex, they lose all reminiscence in their 'real' lives outdoor, and as they circulation from side to side the traces among dream and fact turn 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 technological know-how fiction that would continue readers guessing until eventually the startling, mind-bending end. Priest's novels The area Machine, The Affirmation, and The Separation also are to be had from Valancourt.

'[An] very good and exciting novel ... the characters and their feelings are actual, the thoughts attention-grabbing, and the experience of foreboding nearly unbearable.' - Library Journal

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

'Christopher Priest is one in all our so much talented younger writers of technological know-how fiction. i like to recommend A Dream of Wessex. i will be able to most sensible show its caliber by way of asserting that i believe not just H.G. Wells yet Thomas Hardy himself might have loved and licensed 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 substantial vividness. a good, interesting novel - SF if you would like a label, yet an enrichment not just of the sub-genre, however the entire style too.' - The Guardian

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