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The Islanders

(2011)
A novel by

 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel
British Science Fiction Association Best Book
A 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 country's most prized novelists.

Genre: Fantasy
 
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Used availability for Christopher Priest's The Islanders


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Hardback Editions

September 2011 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Islanders
Author(s): Christopher Priest
ISBN: 0-575-07004-8 / 978-0-575-07004-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Islanders
Author(s): Christopher Priest
ISBN: 1-78116-948-9 / 978-1-78116-948-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Islanders
Author(s): Christopher Priest
ISBN: 1-78116-946-2 / 978-1-78116-946-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Islanders
Author(s): Christopher Priest
ISBN: 0-575-08864-8 / 978-0-575-08864-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Islanders
Author(s): Christopher Priest
ISBN: 0-575-07819-7 / 978-0-575-07819-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Islanders
Author(s): Christopher Priest
ISBN: 1-5318-4142-2 / 978-1-5318-4142-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

December 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Islanders
Author(s): Christopher Priest
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

December 2012 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Islanders
Author(s): Christopher Priest
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Islanders
Author(s): Christopher Priest
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Islanders
Author(s): Christopher Priest
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Islanders
Author(s): Christopher Priest
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   


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