A Dream of Wessex (Abacus Books)

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The Wessex Foundation, an electronic think-tank, brings an alternative reality to the participants. Only memory eludes them, for in Wessex nothing is constant except the castle. It stands, solid, a beacon, a gateway between centuries. The author's other novels include "The Glamour".

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The classic novel of virtual realities by a multi-award-winning literary SF writer.

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Christopher Priest is the only person ever to have both the WORLD FANTASY AWARD and the JAMES TAIT MEMORIAL PRIZE. Author of numerous novels and winner of many awards he has established a reputation as one of literary SF's very finest writers. He lives in Lewes.

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Book Description Sphere Books Ltd, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. UNUSED, GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, sticker stain, edgewear, 208 pages. The classic novel of virtual realities by a multi-award-winning literary SF writer. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Christopher Priest's artful sleight of hand when it comes to manipulating the experience of his books and notions of what is real reaches a peak in this novel that accounts the trials and tribulations of a group of people who have escaped into a utopian shared virtual reality known as Wessex. It is a world engineered to give them their every desire. But when one woman becomes subject to the violent attentions of a man who feels that she is everything he desires she must decide to fight back. Obsession and abuse of power can cross from the real world to the imagined all too easily. Thought by some to have been instrumental in the inspiration of the film INCEPTION, A DREAM OF WESSEX is a classic in the literature of virtual realities and remains one of Chris Priest's most highly regarded novels. 166. Seller Inventory # 12479

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Book Description Sphere Books Ltd, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, tanned edges, 208 pages. The classic novel of virtual realities by a multi-award-winning literary SF writer. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Christopher Priest's artful sleight of hand when it comes to manipulating the experience of his books and notions of what is real reaches a peak in this novel that accounts the trials and tribulations of a group of people who have escaped into a utopian shared virtual reality known as Wessex. It is a world engineered to give them their every desire. But when one woman becomes subject to the violent attentions of a man who feels that she is everything he desires she must decide to fight back. Obsession and abuse of power can cross from the real world to the imagined all too easily. Thought by some to have been instrumental in the inspiration of the film INCEPTION, A DREAM OF WESSEX is a classic in the literature of virtual realities and remains one of Chris Priest's most highly regarded novels. 167. Seller Inventory # 12496

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