Christopher Priest

Victorian science fiction soon ceased to be fanciful

18 January 2023 10:00 pm

Iwan Rhys Morus describes how novelists’ futuristic visions began to be realised by engineers – though the course of invention is more random than he imagines

A glimpse of the real Patricia Highsmith through her diaries and notebooks

4 December 2021 9:00 am

Through her diaries and notebooks we finally catch a glimpse of the real Patricia Highsmith, says Christopher Priest

Too much sound and fury in Christopher Nolan’s movies

31 October 2020 9:00 am

In 2006 the director Christopher Nolan filmed an adaptation of one of my novels, written a decade and a half…

Was Dresden a war crime?

1 February 2020 9:00 am

Dresden defined the horror of war: revenge and cold-blooded murder. It still does, says Christopher Priest

How did the infamous Josef Mengele escape punishment?

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

The atrocities of the concentration camp at Auschwitz–Birkenau are now universally known, but it is still almost beyond belief that…

Will Wiles. Credit: Marcus Ross

Who needs psychogeography? Plume, by Will Wiles, reviewed

11 May 2019 9:00 am

With his first novel about looking after an engineered wood floor, and a second novel about what it is like…

Robert A. Heinlein: the ‘giant of SF’ was sexist, racist — and certainly no stylist

30 March 2019 9:00 am

Like someone who has bought a first computer, then reads the manual from front to back but never actually gets…

Nikola Tesla — a man of pyrotechnic intelligence, comparable to Einstein, Marconi and Edison

The electrifying genius of Nikola Tesla

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Nikola Tesla, the man who made alternating current work, wrote to J. Pierpont Morgan, the industrialist and banker. It was…