Christopher Priest

Reviews of INDOCTRINAIRE (1970)

Indoctrinaire

[A future world where the Amazon forests have been cleared, the population has been decimated by a major war, and where the air itself contains deadly, mind-distorting compounds.]

Sunday Star -- Washington DC:

His extrapolations from problems facing us now to chillingly logical future probabilities inject immediacy.

Times Literary Supplement:

A first novel, remarkably well calculated and controlled. The whole story is put over crisply, with a nice sense of the odd, so that one goes willingly to the end.

Sunday Times:

The writing is good, and the nightmarish development excellent.

Diplomatic Observer:

An extraordinary science fiction novel, full of suspense.

Morning Telegraph:

A fine, flowing style brings a three-dimensional shape to his weird characters and his development of plot is above reproach.

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