Superb interlinked collection of war-based short stories from a stunning author.
In a world at war, the Dream Archipelago is a neutral zone and therefore an alluring prospect to the young men on both sides of the conflict.
In this interlinked collection of short stories and novellas, Christopher Priest explores war, relationships and forms of reality. Each tale is a triumph of quiet, steady craftsmanship, a model of ingenious design and subtle implication and as a group they further enrich each other by interlocking cleverly, symmetrically and sometimes sinisterly.
Christopher Priest's novels have built him an inimitable dual reputation as a contemporary literary novelist and a leading figure in modern SF and fantasy. His novel THE PRESTIGE is unique in winning both a major literary prize (THE JAMES TAIT BLACK AWARD and a major genre prize THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD); THE SEPARATION won both the ARTHUR C. CLARKE and the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARDS. THE ISLANDERS won both the BSFA and John W. Campbell awards. He was selected for the original BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS in 1983.