Inverted World

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Inverted World by Christopher Priest
Ebook $15.95

Dec 12, 2012 | 336 Pages

  • Ebook $15.95

    Dec 12, 2012 | 336 Pages


“…his well-crafted books play fun tricks on the reader. In this devilishly entertaining 1974 novel, Priest tells of a city called Earth that must perpetually move on rails to escape its hyperboloid planet’s oppressive gravity.” — Time Out New York

“Inverted World
 reads like a classic science fiction book—the physical concepts of the world in which it takes place are filled with a sense of wonder.” —San Francisco Signal

“A somber psychedelic journey through a landscape that seems a collaboration between Breugel the Elder and M.C. Escher, Priest’s book is an engine of epiphany, and a formal marvel: a narrative in the exact shape of the conundrum it presents.” —Jonathan Lethem

“One of the trickiest and most astonishing twist endings in modern SF.” —Tribune (London)

“The author has created a unique and original world.” —Publishers Weekly

“Christopher Priest’s reissued novel Inverted World presents the reader with a city surrounded by high walls and a populace unaware that the entire polis sits upon tracks, pulled by a giant winch in order to stay ahead of a crushing, slowly moving gravity field…You feel the kind of surprise and exhilaration here that you do when a magician reveals (though they’re not supposed to) the simple method behind an illusion.” —Los Angeles Times

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