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The Resource The islanders, Christopher Priest, (electronic resource)

The islanders, Christopher Priest, (electronic resource)

Label
The islanders
Title
The islanders
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Priest
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tale of murder, artistic rivalry and literary trickery; a chinese puzzle of a novel where nothing is quite what it seems; a narrator whose agenda is artful and subtle; a narrative that pulls you in and plays an elegant game with you. The Dream Archipelago is a vast network of islands. The names of the islands are different depending on who you talk to, their very locations seem to twist and shift. Some islands have been sculpted into vast musical instruments, others are home to lethal creatures, others the playground for high society. Hot winds blow across the archipelago and a war fought between two distant continents is played out across its waters. THE ISLANDERS serves both as an untrustworthy but enticing guide to the islands, an intriguing, multi-layered tale of a murder and the suspect legacy of its appealing but definitely untrustworthy narrator. It shows Christopher Priest at the height of his powers and illustrates why he has remained one of the UK's most prized novelists
Summary
Reality is illusory and magical in the stunning new literary sci-fi novel from the multiple award-winning author of "The Prestige"--This is a tale of murder, artistic rivalry, and literary trickery; a Chinese puzzle of a novel where nothing is quite what it seems, told by a narrator whose agenda is artful and subtle, and a narrative that pulls you in and plays an elegant game with you. The Dream Archipelago is a vast network of islands. The names of the islands are different depending on who you talk to; their very locations seem to twist and shift. Some islands have been sculpted into vast musical instruments, others are home to lethal creatures, others the playground for high society. Hot winds blow across the archipelago and a war fought between two distant continents is played out across its waters.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
  • John W. Campbell Award, 2012.
  • BSFA Award for Best Novel
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10082216
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The islanders, Christopher Priest, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B7EA59C8-D824-4900-A2D4-8B537A0B5F8B
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn869380526
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781169476
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00178719
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B7EA59C8-D824-4900-A2D4-8B537A0B5F8B
System control number
(OCoLC)869380526
Label
The islanders, Christopher Priest, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B7EA59C8-D824-4900-A2D4-8B537A0B5F8B
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn869380526
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781169476
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00178719
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B7EA59C8-D824-4900-A2D4-8B537A0B5F8B
System control number
(OCoLC)869380526

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