Sunday, 23 August 2015

Christopher Priest announces a new novel

Christopher Priest has taken to his blog to confirm the completion of a new novel, The Gradual.

According to Priest, this novel breaks with the tradition of his last few books by having a reliable narrator and a linear storyline told in sequence. Priest's last few novels - The Separation, The Islanders and The Adjacent - have all featured non-linear storytelling, unreliable (or mad) narrators and shifting perspectives and realities.

This is interesting news, as Priest had previously said his next novel would be called The Mariners. Whether this is the same book with a new title, or a different work that cropped up, is unclear. Hopefully, we will see The Gradual on shelves in 2016.


Adam W said...

The front cover has a very similar design to Ayn Rand's 'Ideal'

Jamie said...

That's fantastic news, although I think he's got his tongue in his cheek when he describes his narrator as 'reliable' - the 'hah' following it is a fairly big clue ;-)