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Christopher Priest (II)

Christopher Priest was born on July 14, 1943 in Cheadle, Cheshire, England as Christopher McKenzie Priest. He is a writer, known for The Prestige (2006), One Million Times (2017) and Into the Labyrinth (1981). He has been married to Leigh Kennedy since 1988. They have two children. He was previously married to Lisa Tuttle. See full bio »

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Known For

The Prestige Writer
The Stooge Writer


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 2019 The Stooge (Short)
 2017 One Million Times (TV Series)
 2009 The Sorting Out (Short)
 2006 The Prestige (novel)
 1981 Into the Labyrinth (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Treason (1981) ... (as Chris Priest)
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 2006 The Martians and Us (TV Series documentary)
- The End of the World as We Know It (2006) ... Himself

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Other Works:

The Perfect Lover. London: Faber, 1977. American ed. published under title: A Dream of Wessex. [novel] See more »

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I grew up reading science fiction, and within three months of discovering it, I knew I wanted to write science fiction. [Interview in Locus magazine, June 2006] See more »


One of Priest's enduring works is his "The Book on the Edge of Forever" (Fantagraphics Books, 1994), whose title alludes to Harlan Ellison's Star Trek (1966) script for the episode "The City on the Edge of Forever." The book concerns the history of Ellison's anthologies Dangerous Visions (Berkley, 1969) and Again, Dangerous Visions (Doubleday, 1972), and his plans for a final anthology entitled ... See more »



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