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The adjacent, Christopher Priest

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The adjacent
Title
The adjacent
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Priest
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Several decades from now in what has become the Islamic Republic of Great Britain, Tibor Tarent journeys across a landscape blasted by both war and terrible storms, and now rendered virtually uninhabitable by climate change. He learns that a device that using a type of quantum mechanics known as adjacency to make a target disappear has destroyed a vast area of London. Yet this is but one of several worlds in The Adjacent. During World War I, a magician is given the task of hiding the planes of the Royal Naval Air Service from the enemy. He suggests using the conjuror<U+2019>s principle of adjacency, namely placing two objects close together with the aim of using one of them to distract the audience for a brief, crucial moment. Then, during World War II, a Polish aviatrix in Britain, Krystyna, meets a ground crew member who uncannily resembles the lover she believes has been killed by the Germans; now she dreams only of piloting a Spitfire to disappear into the clouds
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1943-
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Priest, Christopher
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6066.R55
LC item number
A35 2013
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Futurism
  • Parallel worlds
  • Terrorism
  • Weapons
  • Great Britain
Label
The adjacent, Christopher Priest
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9780575105362
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn827950992
  • (OCoLC)827950992
Label
The adjacent, Christopher Priest
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9780575105362
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn827950992
  • (OCoLC)827950992

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