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The Adjacent

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The Adjacent

By Christopher Priest

Titan Books (UK), Hardcover, 9781781169438, 377pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 2014

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Description
The eagerly anticipated new novel from "one of the master illusionists of our time." (Wired)
In the near future, Tibor Tarent, a freelance photographer, is recalled from Anatolia to Britain when his wife, an aid worker, is killed--annihilated by a terrifying weapon that reduces its target to a triangular patch of scorched earth.
A century earlier, Tommy Trent, a stage magician, is sent to the Western Front on a secret mission to render British reconnaissance aircraft invisible to the enemy.
Present day. A theoretical physicist develops a new method of diverting matter, a discovery with devastating consequences that will resonate through time.


About the Author
Christopher Priest is a leading figure in modern SF and fantasy. His novel The Islanders won both the BSFA Award and the John W. Campbell Award. The Separation won both the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the BSFA Award.


Praise For The Adjacent

"Science and magic, as in many of Priest’s works, are combined and focused together into a strange amalgamation of cold emotion and fiery passion creating a hurricane of a book." - Geek Girl Project

"A gripping novel." - Project Fandom

"A new Priest book is worth shouting about." - io9

"Featuring the twists, turns, and puzzles we’ve come to expect from Priest." - Barnes & Noble Book Blog

"A chiller...meant to disturb." - Wall Street Journal

"all visions, illusions, mystery" - Wall Street Journal

"Stunning." - Locus Magazine

"Priest knows exactly what he’s doing — and is doing it brilliantly" - Chicago Tribune

"A wonderful piece of fiction, an intricate puzzle that asks the reader to pay
close attention and to read not just the text, but the subtext and its implications" - Booklist 

"An absorbing and complex yarn of altered realities and twisted timelines, where nothing is quite as it seems ..." The Guardian

"One of the best novels of the year" SFX Magazine

"The Adjacent is puzzling, brilliant, frustrating, page-turning, disturbing and absorbing." WERTZONE

"A beautifully written novel." SCIFINOW

"Intoxicatingly freewheeling." Metro

"Thoroughly engrossing, and throughout Priest's scene-setting is impeccable. His descriptions of the workings of Bomber Command in the WWII section are worthy of Len Deighton. In the futuristic strand, he ... creates a mood of oppressive menace." Starburst Magazine

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