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A Dream of Wessex A Dream Of Wessex Is A Story About A Group Of Twentieth Century Dreamers Who Create A Consensus Virtual Reality Future Once They Enter Their Imaginary World They Are Unable To Remember Who They Are, Or Where They Are From.


10 thoughts on “A Dream of Wessex

  1. says:

    As much as I want to like Christopher Priest his mind and reality bending tales should be right up my alley there s something in his prose style that prevents me from totally connecting with his work, although I did mostly enjoy The Affirmation and the Prestige, even if I had similar issues with those His writing is so devoid of emotion, so distant, as are his characters Which is a shame, as the story here had the potential to be a good one.Sometime in the near fut...


  2. says:

    This took me right back to the 1970s when I read most of my sci fi Thoughtful political and social background to a story set in the near future early 1980s with projections to a further future The decay of the environment, scarcity, the division of the world into not surprising blocks all rang true The world is largely composed of an Islamic bloc including North America and a Soviet bloc including the UK where the story is set Australia, I m pleased to report, is one of the few independent This took me right back to the 1970s when I read most of my sci fi Thoughtful political and social background to a story set in the near future early 1980s with projections to a further future The decay of the environment, scarcity, the division of the world into not surprising blocks all rang true The world is largely composed of an Islamic bloc including North America and a Soviet bloc including the UK where the story is set Australia, I...


  3. says:

    This story didn t feel right to me The sensibilities of the late 1970s England, mixed with a pseudo futuristic machine to project the characters into a multi consciousness vision of the future is a time shifting story that left out too many details and that plagued me throughout the book For example, if David Harkman has been in the projection for two years without retrieval, how is he fed, cleaned, and allowed to linger No round mirrors in the future Every woman s purse has a round mirr This story didn t feel right to me The sensibilities of the late 1970s England, mixed with a pseudo futuristic machine to project the characters into a multi consciousness vision of the future is a time shifting story that left out too many details and that plagued me throughout the book For example, if David Harkman has been in the projection for two years without retrieval, how is he fed, cl...


  4. says:

    I have to admit that I approached this book with some trepidation, having not really liked The Separation, but I enjoyed this quite a lot It s about a group of scientists who explore the nature of reality by creating their own projected world and living in it, with alternate personalities for months at a time A nice little piece about the nature of reality, and a good human story of conflict with one of the participants having to deal with an abusive ex boyfriend The end was confusing, but I have to admit that I approached this book with some trepidation, having not really liked The Separation, but I enjoyed this quite a lot It s about a group of scientists who exp...


  5. says:

    Inception appears to influenced by this Short, hauntological, slightly odd And it s aged much better than you d think


  6. says:

    like an acid fuelled late night brainstorm about consciousness and identity and Wessex, not especially well written but interesting and good old school headtrip fun


  7. says:

    Julia Stretton is a researcher for the Ridpath projection, a machine that has generated a completely convincing simulation of what the world may look like in the early 22nd Century In the projection, the south west of England has broken away from the rest of the island of Britain due to an earthquake and has become something of a holiday resort, tolerated by a communist government in London for the sake of international relations In this vision of the future Julia finds herself drawn to a man Julia Stretton is a researcher for the Ridpath projection, a machine that has generated a completely convincing simulation of what the world may look like in the early 22nd Century In the projection, the south west of England has broken away from the rest of the island of Britain due to an earthquake and has become something of a holiday resort, tolerated by a communist government in London for the sake of international relations In this vision of the future Julia finds herself drawn to a man named David for reasons she doesn t quite understand, but in the real world the arrival of her ex lover on the project s staff causes chaos for Julia and the projectA Dream of Wessex was originally published in 1977 and was Christopher Priest s fifth novel, following up on the extremely well received An Inverted World and The Space Machine Like many ...


  8. says:

    If Christopher Priest has a formula, it can be summed up as two worlds one character In A Dream of Wessex, one of Julia Stretton s worlds is an experiment conducted by the other a utopian future based around the island of Wessex, formed when seismic activity formed a channel between part of Dorset and the rest of England.Julia is part of a team that s supposed to be exploring what a better future might look like A Dream of Wessex was published in 1977, when Britain was feeling bleaker by th If Christopher Priest has a formula, it can be summed up as two worlds one character In A Dream of Wessex, one of Julia Stretton s worlds is an experiment conducted by the other a utopian future based around the island of Wessex, formed when seismic activity formed a channel between part of Dorset and the rest of England.Julia is part of a team that s supposed to be exploring what a better future might look like A Dream of Wessex was published in 1977, when Britain was feeling bleaker by the day, though the desire to lose oneself in a better future makes as much sense today as it did then I d certainly like to visit the Wessex conjured by the Ridpath projector, though a combination of parameters programmed into it and a blend of the subconsciouses of the chara...


  9. says:

    Enjoyable enough ideas, but I just found it a bit slight in the end and sometimes I just wasn t that interested in the same things that the characters Priest lingered over Although the project in the book is explicitly socio political, the focus of the plot and its themes is psychological, with a side order of metaphysical as Priest explores how real the projected reality you can read about in the plot summary really is That could be a really good time and is probably preferable to some kind Enjoyable enough ideas, but I just found it a bit slight in the end and sometimes I just wasn t that interested in the same things that the characters Priest lingered over Although the project in the book is explicitly socio political, the focus of the plot and its themes is psychological, with a side order of metaphysical as Priest explores how real the projected reality you can read about in the plot summary really is That could be a really good time and is probably preferable to some kind of detailed socio political analysis of a future Wessex But I guess I just wasn t that interested in the characters lives particularly when one of them sinks a bunch of time into a kind of future...


  10. says:

    An eclectic book as is much of Chrstopher Priest s work with an English sensibility A scientific experiment conducted during a time of Geo political upheaval Priest forecasts,or less, what is happening now However, the experiment is di...


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