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Christopher Priest (II)

Christopher Priest was born on July 14, 1943 in Cheadle, Cheshire, England as Christopher McKenzie Priest. He is a writer, known for The Prestige (2006), The Stooge and Into the Labyrinth (1981). He has been married to Leigh Kennedy since 1988. They have two children. He was previously married to Lisa Tuttle. See full bio »
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 2006 The Prestige (novel)
 1981 Into the Labyrinth (TV Series) (1 episode)
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 2007 The Director's Notebook (Video documentary short)
 2006 The Martians and Us (TV Series documentary)

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Real-Time World. London: New English Library, 1974. [short story collection] See more »

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Perception of memory, and understanding it, is probably the central theme in most of my novels. [interview in The Third Alternative magazine, 1998] See more »


One of Priest's enduring works is his "The Book on the Edge of Forever" (Fantagraphics Books, 1994), whose title alludes to Harlan Ellison's Star Trek (1966) script for the episode "The City on the Edge of Forever." The book concerns the history of Ellison's anthologies Dangerous Visions (Berkley, 1969) and Again, Dangerous Visions (Doubleday, 1972), and his plans for a final anthology entitled ... See more »



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