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The adjacent

The adjacent

Priest, Christopher, 1943- author

A photographer returns to Britain after the death of his wife in a terrorist incident in Turkey; and finds that his own country has itself been suffering terrorist attacks. No-one knows quite what is happening or how, just that there are similarities between what killed the photographer's wife and what happened in West London

Hardback, Book. English. Suspense fiction. Thriller.
Published London: Gollancz, 2013

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Statement of responsibility: Christopher Priest
ISBN: 0575105364, 0575105399, 9780575105362, 9780575105393
Note: Includes QR code.
Physical Description: 419 pages ; 24 cm

Author note

Christopher Priest's novels have built him an inimitable dual reputation as a contemporary novelist and a leading figure in modern SF and fantasy. His novel THE PRESTIGE is unique in winning both a major literary prize (THE JAMES TAIT BLACK AWARD and a major genre prize THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD); THE SEPARATION won both the ARTHUR C. CLARKE and the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARDs. He was selected for the original BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS in 1983.


The Adjacent is puzzling, brilliant, frustrating, page-turning, disturbing and absorbing.
WERTZONE||A beautifully written novel.
SCI FI NOW||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 uses his flat, clinical prose to good effect to create a mood of oppressive menace.
STARBURST MAGAZINE||Priest's novels are rarely easy, but they're always beautifully written and extraordinarily thought-provoking.
Fortean Times||Priest touches on many of his favourite themes but shows us something new.
The Independent||Christopher Priest's eerily resonant The Adjacent is one of his best novels.
The Guardian||Arguably his best yet.
The Glasgow Herald