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Christopher Priest
Lahir14 Juli 1943 (umur 78)[1]
Cheadle, England
Nama penaJohn Luther Novak, Colin Wedgelock
PekerjaanWriter
KebangsaanBritish
Periode1966 – present
GenreFantasy, horror, science fiction, slipstream
Karya terkenalInverted World, The Affirmation, The Glamour, The Prestige, The Separation, The Islanders
PenghargaanSee below
Website
www.christopher-priest.co.uk

Christopher Priest (lahir14 July 1943 di Cheadle, Greater Manchester) adalah seniman berkebangsaan Inggris. Namanya dikenal melalui sejumlah karya sastra berupa novel bergenre fiksi ilmiah antara lain Fugue for a Darkening Island, Inverted World, The Affirmation, The Glamour, The Prestige dan The Separation. Karya-karya Priest banyak dipengaruhi oleh fiksi ilmiah karya H. G. Wells. Tahun 2006 dia ditunjuk sebagai Wakil Presiden H. G. Wells Society.

Latar belakang[sunting | sunting sumber]

Karya pertama Priest, The Run dipublikasikan pada tahun 1966. Dia menjadi penulis penuh waktu pada 1968.[2] Salah satu novel mula-mula yang ditulis, The Affirmation, mengangkat cerita tentang seseorang yang mengalami traumatik delusi dan pengalamannya mengarungi kepulauan dan berlabuh di sebuah pulau eksotis.

Priest also dealt with delusional alternate realities in A Dream of Wessex, in which a group of experimenters for a British government project are brain-wired to a hypnosis machine and jointly participate in an imaginary but as-real-as-real future in a vacation island off the coast of a Sovietized Britain.

Penghargaan[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • BSFA Award kategori novel terbaik selama empat kali; 1974 untuk Inverted World;[3] tahun 1998 untuk The Extremes;[4] 2002 untuk The Separation[5] dan 2011 untuk novel The Islanders.[6]
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize kategori fiksi untuk karya The Prestige.[7]
  • BSFA Award atas kumpulan cerpennya pada tahun 1979 untuk karyanya Palely Loitering;[8] dan dinominasikan dalam penghargaan Hugo Awards kategori Best Novel, Best Novella, Best Novelette, dan Best Non-Fiction Book The Space Machine memenangi penghargaan SF Prize Ditmar Awards, tahun 1977. Esai sastra Priest tahun 1979 berjudul The Making of the Lesbian Horse (dipublikasikan sebagai Novacon) mengantarkan dia meraih penghargaan Inverted World.
  • Tahun 1983 nama Priest tercatat sebagai salah satu dari 20 novelis penrima penghargaan Granta Best of Young British Novelists. Tahun 1988 dia meraih Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis untuk karya The Glamour.

Kehidupan pribadi[sunting | sunting sumber]

Priest tinggal di Devon. Dia menikah dengan penulis Lisa Tuttle sampai tahun 1987 kemudian menikah dengan Leigh Kennedy sampai tahun 2011, yang memberikan anak kembar. Selanjutnya dia menempuh hidup bersama penulis Nina Allan.

Bibliografi[sunting | sunting sumber]

Novel[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • Indoctrinaire. London: Faber and Faber, 1970.
  • Fugue for a Darkening Island. London: Faber and Faber, 1972. Campbell nominee, 1973.[7]
  • The Inverted World. London: Faber and Faber, 1974. BSFA winner, 1974,[3] Hugo Award nominee, 1975.[9]
  • The Space Machine. London: Faber and Faber, 1976.
  • A Dream of Wessex (US title The Perfect Lover). London: Faber and Faber, 1977.
  • The Affirmation. London: Faber and Faber, 1981. BSFA nominee, 1981.[10]
  • The Glamour. London: Jonathan Cape, 1984. BSFA nominee, 1984.[11]
  • Short Circuit. Sphere Books, 1986. (Film tie-in novelisation as Colin Wedgelock)
  • Mona Lisa. Sphere Books, 1986. (Film tie-in novelisation as John Luther Novak)
  • The Quiet Woman. London: Bloomsbury, 1990.
  • The Prestige. London: Simon and Schuster, 1995. BSFA nominee, 1995;[12] World Fantasy Award winner, James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner, Clarke Awards nominee, 1996.[7]
  • The Extremes. London: Simon and Schuster, 1998. BSFA winner, 1998;[4] Clarke Award nominee, 1999.[13]
  • eXistenZ. Harper, 1999. (Film tie-in novelisation)
  • The Separation. Scribner, 2002. Old Earth Books 2005—BSFA winner, 2002;[5] Clark Award winner, Campbell Award nominee, 2003.[14]
  • The Islanders. Gollancz, 2011. BSFA winner, 2011; Campbell Award winner, 2012.
  • The Adjacent. Gollancz, 20 June 2013.[15]

Antologi cerpen[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • Real-time World. Faber and Faber, 1975. Reissued 2009.
  • An Infinite Summer. Faber and Faber, 1979. Three stories reissued in The Dream Archipelago.
  • The Dream Archipelago. Earthlight, 1999. Reissued 2009.
  • Ersatz Wines – Instructive Short Stories GrimGrin Studio, 2008. Anthology of early works.

Skenario[sunting | sunting sumber]

Non-fiksi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • Your Book of Film-Making. London: Faber and Faber, 1974.
  • The Making of the Lesbian Horse. Novacon 9 for the Birmingham Science Fiction Group, 1979. Priest attended as the Guest of Honour.
  • The Book on the Edge of Forever. Seattle: Fantagraphics, 1993.
  • "Christopher Priest's Top 10 Slipstream Books". 2003. An essay for London's The Guardian, listing ten seminal novels of the slipstream genre, including works by J. G. Ballard, Angela Carter, Borges, Steve Erickson, and Steven Millhauser.[18]
  • "Foreword" to Stephen E. Andrews' and Nick Rennison's 100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels. London: A&C Black Academic and Professional/Bloomsbury Publishing, 2006. ISBN 978-0-7136-7585-6.
  • The Magic – The Story of a Film. Hastings: GrimGrin Studio, 2008.
  • "La Jetée". Essay in Cinema Futura: Essays on Favourite Science Fiction Movies, edited by Mark Morris. PS Publishing, 2010. ISBN 978-1-84863-095-6.[19]

Referesi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. ^ http://www.debretts.com/people-of-today/profile/15817/Christopher-McKenzie-PRIEST
  2. ^ http://www.locusmag.com/2006/Issues/06Priest.html
  3. ^ a b "1974 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Diakses tanggal 17 May 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "1998 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Diakses tanggal 29 June 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "2002 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Diakses tanggal 29 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "2011 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Diakses tanggal 3 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "1996 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Diakses tanggal 17 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "1979 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Diakses tanggal 17 May 2009. 
  9. ^ "1975 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Diakses tanggal 29 June 2009. 
  10. ^ "1981 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Diakses tanggal 29 June 2009. 
  11. ^ "1984 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Diakses tanggal 29 June 2009. 
  12. ^ "1995 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Diakses tanggal 29 June 2009. 
  13. ^ "1999 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Diakses tanggal 29 June 2009. 
  14. ^ "2003 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Diakses tanggal 29 June 2009. 
  15. ^ "Christopher Priest – The Adjacent cover art and synopsis reveal". Upcoming4.me. Diakses tanggal 23 January 2013. 
  16. ^ Priest, Christopher (30 December 2011). "The Stooge online". Christopher Priest. Diarsipkan dari versi asli tanggal 2013-06-28. Diakses tanggal 10 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "The Stooge". Back Stage. 53 (19): 32. 10 May 2012. Arekita Productions is casting The Stooge, a short film from a screenplay by Christopher Priest... The story follows a downtrodden but determined man seeking work as a magician's assistant who enters the world of a legendary illusionist and a captivating showgirl, and soon realizes that the world of magic reveals more surprises than he could ever have imagined. 
  18. ^ Priest, Christopher (27 May 2003). "Christopher Priest's Top 10 Slipstream Books". The Guardian. London: Guardian News and Media. Diakses tanggal 9 June 2014. Slipstream does not define a category, but suggests an approach, an attitude, an interest or obsession with thinking the unthinkable or doing the undoable. Slipstream can be visionary, unreliable, odd or metaphysical. It's not magical realism: it's a larger concept that contains magical realism. Some familiar recent slipstream examples: Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale, the films Memento or Being John Malkovich, the opera Jerry Springer. Other novelists who have from time to time carried the slipstream torch include Anthony Burgess, Haruki Murakami, Don DeLillo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, John Banville, John Fowles, Paul Auster and Dino Buzzati. 
  19. ^ Von Ruff, Al. "Publication Listing". Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Diakses tanggal 9 June 2014. 

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