Inverted World by Christopher Priest

This is the trippiest book I’ve read in a long time, one that goes places only science fiction can go.  It’s nice to have someone really use the genre to explore things only this particular genre can explore. Like what would it be like to live on a world turned inside out. Christopher Priest’s Inverted World is really about the setting.  Take the idea of world … Continue reading Inverted World by Christopher Priest

The Affirmation by Christopher Priest

Several years ago I read this wonderful, strange book by Daniel Paul Schreber called Memoirs of My Nervous Illness. In it, Schreber tells the true story of the time he spent undergoing treatment for mental illness during the late 19th, early 20th century.  What he describes is not really the actual treatment, but the delusions he suffered.  Except, he does not experience them as delusions. For … Continue reading The Affirmation by Christopher Priest