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Authors > Tim Powers

Tim Powers has been compared to Michael Crichton, Neal Stephenson, and Clive Barker and was lauded by Kirkus as "the reigning king of adult historical fantasy." His novel Declare, a supernatural secret history of post-WWII espionage, won the 2001 World Fantasy and the International Horror Guild awards.

He is the two-time recipient of the Philip K. Dick Award for The Anubis Gates and Dinner at Deviant's Palace and a three-time Locus Award winner for Last Call, Expiration Date, and Earthquake Weather. Powers has taught at the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop and has co-taught the Writers of the Future Workshop with Algis Budrys.

"Powers writes in a clean, elegant style that illuminates without slowing down the tale. . . . He promises marvels and horrors, and delivers them all."--Orson Scott Card

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The Anubis Gates

Brendan Doyle, a specialist in the work of the early-nineteenth century poet William Ashbless, reluctantly accepts an invitation from a millionaire to act as a guide to time-travelling tourists. But while attending a lecture given by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1810, he becomes marooned in Regency London, where dark and dangerous forces know about the gates in time.

Year: 1983     Genre: Historical FantasySteampunkTime Travel

On Stranger Tides

On Stranger Tides features Blackbeard, ghosts, voodoo, zombies, the fable Fountain of Youth...and more swashbuckling action than you could shake a cutlass at, as reluctant buccaneer John Shandy braves all manner of peril, natural and supernatural, to rescue his ensorcelled love.

Year: 1987     Genre: PiratesSupernaturalVoodooZombies

Last Call

In Last Call, the Locus Fantasy Award and World Fantasy Award winner by Tim Powers, ex-professional gambler Scott Crane hasn't returned to Las Vegas, or held a hand of cards, in ten years. But nightmares about a strange poker game he once attended--a contest he believed he walked away from a big winner--are drawing him back to the magical city... because the mythic game did not end that night in 1969. And the price of his winnings was his soul.

Year: 1992     Genre: FantasyThriller


As a young double agent infiltrating the Soviet spy network in Nazi-occupied Paris, Andrew Hale finds himself caught up in a secret, even more ruthless war. Two decades later, in 1963, he will be forced to confront again the nightmare that has haunted his adult life: a lethal unfinished operation code-named Declare.

Year: 2001     Genre: EspionageSupernatural

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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1979The Drawing of the DarkHistorical Fantasy
1983The Anubis GatesHistorical Fantasy, Steampunk, Time Travel
1985Dinner at Deviant's PalaceDystopian, Fantasy, Near Future
1987On Stranger TidesSupernatural, Pirates, Voodoo, Zombies
1989The Stress of Her RegardSecret History, Supernatural
1992Last CallFantasy, Thriller, Fault Lines
1996Expiration DateGhosts, Supernatural, Fault Lines, Los Angeles
1997Earthquake WeatherDystopian, Fantasy, Fault Lines, Los Angeles , San Francisco
2001DeclareSupernatural, Espionage
2006Three Days to NeverFantasy, Scientific Thriller
2012Hide Me Among the GravesHistorical Thriller, Supernatural, London
2016Medusa's WebFamily Secrets, Supernatural, Hollywood
2017Down and Out in PurgatoryFantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
2018Alternate RoutesGhosts, Los Angeles
2019More Walls BrokenSupernatural
2020Forced PerspectivesSupernatural, Urban Fantasy, Whats New, Los Angeles




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