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The Prestige (Gollancz S.F.)


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THE PRESTIGE is being filmed by the Nolan Brothers (MEMENTO; BATMAN BEGINS) The film will star David Bowie as Nikolai Tesla, and High Jackman and Christian Bale as the rival magicians. Michael Caine will play an older magician who passes on some of his secrets 'It will be compelling' Christopher Nolan 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 Prestige is a brilliantly constructed entertainment, with a plot as simple and intricate as a nest of Chinese boxes ... a dizzying magic show of a novel, chock-a-block with all the props of Victorian sensation fiction' WASHINGTON POST 'Priest's mesmeric power is formidable' THE INDEPENDENT 'A taut, twisting, prize-winning story of two magicians and their fin-de-siecle rivalry that taints successive generations of their respective families ... an unexpectedly compelling fusion of weird science and legerdemain' KIRKUS

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Christopher Priest's novels have built him an inimitable dual reputation as a contemporary novelist and a leading figure in modern SF and fantasy. The Prestige won both a prestigious literary award and a major genre prize; The Separation won Britain's two major SF awards. He was selected for the original Best of Young British Novelists in 1983 and has gone from strength to strength ever since.


The exhilarating zip of the plot, sweeping you along to a conclusion that is thoroughly unexpected. A case study in sleight-of-hand on several levels. - EMPIRE - Helen O'HaraA narrative full of twists, turns and revelations. Behind all the surface trickery lies an intelligent and thoughtful novel about the nature of illusion and secrecy. - OBSERVER

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