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Tim Powers - Author

About the Author

Tim Powers is a two-time winner of both the World Fantasy and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Awards and three-time Locus Award recipient. He lives in San Bernardino, California.

Featured books by Tim Powers

Hide Me Among the Graves

Hide Me Among the Graves

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2013

London, 1862. A city of over three million souls, of stinking fog and dark, winding streets. Through these streets walks the poet Christina Rossetti, haunted and tormented by the ghost of her uncle, John Polidori. Without him, she cannot write, but her relationship with him threatens to shake London itself to the ground. From multi-award-winning fantasy writer Tim Powers: a secret history of 19th-century London.

On Stranger Tides

On Stranger Tides

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2011

1718: Puppeteer John Chandagnac has set sail for Jamaica to recover his stolen inheritance, when his ship is seized by pirates. Offered the choice to join the crew, or be killed where he stands, he decides that a pirate's life is better than none at all. Now known as Jack Shandy, this apprentice buccaneer soon learns to handle a mainsail and wield a cutlass - only to discover he is now a subject of a Caribbean pirate empire ruled by one Edward Thatch, better known as Blackbeard. A practitioner of voodoo, Blackbeard is building an army of the living and the dead, to voyage together to dreamlike lands where the Fountain of Youth awaits...

Other books by Tim Powers

Las puertas de Anubis

Las puertas de Anubis

Author: Tim Powers Format: eBook Release Date: 14/09/2017

La inolvidable odisea de un viaje sin retorno al Londres de 1810. Brendan Doyle, un acadmico especializado en el romanticismo ingls, recibe una oferta muy sustanciosa si participa, a ttulo de experto, en un viaje por el tiempo: una visita al Londres de 1810 para asistir a una conferencia indita de Samuel T. Coleridge. Pero Doyle queda varado en el pasado y se involucra con un sinfn de personajes desquiciados: un payaso que realiza grotescos experimentos en sus vctimas; un hechicero capaz de cambiar la historia; un doble de lord Byron programado para asesinar al rey Jorge; una muchacha disfrazada de hombre en busca de venganza; un licntropo que cambia de cuerpo... La odisea personal de Brendan Doyle, inmerso en una desenfrenada trama de intrigas cuyo objetivo no comprende, da forma a una de las novelas de aventuras ms apasionantes que ha dado la fantasa moderna. Las puertas de Anubis es una lectura trepidante en la que brillan con luz propia una esplndida capacidad de evocacin histrica, un finsimo sentido del humor y un flujo ininterrumpido de imgenes sorprendentes. Mantiene en todo momento un equilibrio ejemplar entre los extremos de la narracin culta y la ms desquiciada novela de aventuras, que la ha convertido en un libro de culto y en una de los ttulos ms influyentes de las ltimas dcadas. Una novela legendaria que origin un nuevo subgnero, el steam-punk.

Medusa's Web

Medusa's Web

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2016

In the wake of their Aunt Amity's suicide, Scott and Madeline Madden are summoned to Caveat, the eerie, decaying mansion in the Hollywood hills in which they were raised. But their decadent and reclusive cousins, the malicious wheelchair-bound Claimayne and his sister, Ariel, do not welcome Scott and Madeline's return to the childhood home they once shared. While Scott desperately wants to go back to their shabby south of Sunset lives, he cannot pry his sister away from this old house that is a conduit for the supernatural. Decorated by bits salvaged from old hotels and movie sets, Caveat hides a dark family secret that stretches back to the golden days of Rudolph Valentino and the silent film stars. A collection of hypnotic abstract images inked on paper allows the Maddens to briefly fragment and flatten time - to transport themselves into the past and future in visions that are both puzzling and terrifying. As Madeline falls more completely under Caveat's spell, Scott must fight to protect her. But will he unravel the mystery of the Madden family's past and finally free them. . . or be pulled deeper into their deadly web?

Earthquake Weather

Earthquake Weather

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2015

A young woman possessed by a ghost has slain the Fisher King of the West, Scott Crane. Now, temporarily freed from that malevolent spirit, she seeks to restore the King to life. But Crane's body has been taken to the magically protected home of Pete and Angelica Sullivan, and their adopted son, Koot Hoomie. Kootie is destined to be the next Fisher King, but he is only 13 years old -- too young, his mother thinks, to perform the rituals to assume the Kingship. But not too young, perhaps, to assist in reuniting Scott Crane's body and spirit, and restoring him to life . . .

Expiration Date

Expiration Date

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2015

Twelve-year-old Koot Hoomie Parganas's parents prepared him for a career as a metaphysical holy man - but after they're brutally murdered one night he finds himself a fugitive in the darkest corners of Los Angeles, pursued by denizens of a dark underworld who want what Kootie's parents have been hiding for 40 years - the ghost of Thomas Edison contained in a bust of Dante. But Kootie has broken the bust and inhaled the ghost, and now has in his head the lively personality of Edison himself - and together Kootie and Edison must learn the harsh rules of the occult world existing behind the glitter of modern Los Angeles, and find a way to save Kootie's life and free Edison's ghost from its earthly Purgatory.

Hide Me among the Graves

Hide Me among the Graves

Author: Tim Powers Format: eBook Release Date: 19/11/2013

Winter 1862, London. Adelaide McKee, a former prostitute, arrives on the doorstep of veterinarian John Crawford, a man she met once seven years earlier. Their brief meeting produced a child who, until now, had been presumed dead. McKee has learned that the girl lives-but that her life and soul are in mortal peril from a vampiric ghost. But this is no ordinary spirit; the bloodthirsty wraith is none other than John Polidori, the onetime physician to the mad, bad, and dangerous Romantic poet Lord Byron. Both McKee and Crawford have mysterious histories with creatures like Polidori, and their child is a prize the malevolent spirit covets dearly. Polidori is also the late uncle and supernatural muse to poet Christina Rossetti and her brother, painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. When she was just fourteen, Christina unwittingly brought Polidori's curse upon her family. But the curse bestowed unexpected blessings as well, inspiring both Christina and Gabriel's work. But when Polidori resurrects Dante's dead wife-turning her into a vampire-and threatens other family members, Christina and Dante agree they must destroy their monstrous uncle and break the spell, even if it means the end of their creative powers. Determined to save their daughter, McKee and Crawford join forces with the Rossettis, and soon these wildly mismatched allies are plunged into a supernatural London underworld whose existence goes beyond their wildest imaginings. Ultimately, each of these disparate individuals-the sensitive poet, the tortured painter, the straitlaced animal doctor, the reformed prostitute, and even their Artful Dodger-like young daughter-must choose between the banality and constraints of human life and the unholy immortality that Polidori offers. Sweeping from the mansions of London's high society to its grimy slums, the elegant salons of the West End to the pre-Roman catacombs beneath St. Paul's Cathedral, Hide Me among the Graves blends the historical and the supernatural in a dazzling, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride-a modern horror story with a Victorian twist.

Last Call

Last Call

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Twenty years ago Scott Crane abandoned his career as a professional poker player and went into hiding, after a weird high-stakes game played with Tarot cards. But now the cards - and the supernatural powers behind them - have found him again. Crane's father killed gangster Bugsy Siegel in 1948 to become the Fisher King, and to keep that power he is determined to kill his son. Now Scott Crane must cross the Mojave Desert to his father's Perilous Chapel in Las Vegas, and take up the cards again for one last poker duel. And the stakes are the highest he's ever played for ... his soul.

Hide Me Among the Graves

Hide Me Among the Graves

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2013

London, 1862. A city of over three million souls, of stinking fog and dark, winding streets. Through these streets walks the poet Christina Rossetti, haunted and tormented by the ghost of her uncle, John Polidori. Without him, she cannot write, but her relationship with him threatens to shake London itself to the ground. From multi-award-winning fantasy writer Tim Powers: a secret history of 19th-century London.

Three Days to Never

Three Days to Never

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

Albert Einstein's groundbreaking scientific discoveries made possible the creation of the most terrible weapon the world would ever know. But he made another discovery that he chose to reveal to no one - to keep from human hands a power that dwarfed the atomic bomb. When twelve-year-old Daphne Marrity takes a film from her recently deceased grandmother's house, neither she nor her father, Frank, realize what they now have in their possession. In an instant they are thrust into the centre of a world-altering conspiracy, drawing the dangerous attentions of both the Israeli secret service and an ancient European cabal of occultists. Now father and daughter have three days to learn the rules of a terrifying magical chess game in order to escape a fate more profound than death - because the Marritys hold the key to the ultimate destruction of not only what's to come, but what has already been. .

Hide Me Among the Graves

Hide Me Among the Graves

Author: Tim Powers Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2012

London, 1862: a city of stinking fog and dark, winding streets. Adelaide McKee, a former prostitute, arrives on the doorstep of veterinary doctor John Crawford, a man she met once seven years earlier and the father of her only child, long presumed dead. She has recently learned that the girl lives - but her life and soul are sought by a ghostly vampire. And this is no ordinary spirit; the bloodthirsty wraith is that of John Polidori, Lord Byron's doctor... Sweeping from high society to grimy slums, from elegant West End salons to the pre-Roman catacombs beneath St. Paul's, Hide Me Among the Graves blends the historical and the supernatural in a unique and dazzling novel.

Skies Discrowned

Skies Discrowned

Author: Tim Powers Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

In a time when Earth's interplanetary Empire is crumbling . . .On a world where technology has begun to fail . . .When the rightful ruler of the planet has been deposed by renegades . . .One young man embodies the spirit of survival.Frank Rovzar has seen his father murdered most foully in a palace coup. Escaping the deadly Transports he flees to the only safe place he can think of, Munson Underground, the city beneath the surface of the planet, den of thieves and haven of the damned.Rovzar has only two goals. The first is survival. The second is vengeance. He will have both, he vows, and he embarks on a course that will see him rise from the dregs of society to the very pinnacle of power.

Epitaph in Rust

Epitaph in Rust

Author: Tim Powers Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

When Brother Thomas tries sky-fishing from the monastery roof he knows he is breaking the law, but the few risks seem a small price to escape the stifling boredom of his cloistered life.What he doesn't understand is why his insignificant brush with the law makes him the object of a massive manhunt and triggers off such a dramatic chain of events. Certainly he achieves his aim and finds the excitement he craves - but in the process the lives of everyone around him change as well.

Dinner at Deviant's Palace

Dinner at Deviant's Palace

Author: Tim Powers Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Welcome to the holy city.Gregorio Rivas was a redeemer, one of the courageous men who snatched converts from the sinister cult of Norton Jaybush.Currency brandy was what they used for money in post-nuclear L.A. Ten thousand fifths was the price Rivas set to retrieve the only girl he ever loved.But when a hemogoblin whispered Come to me from the shadows, it looked like Gregorio Rivas would be leaving by the Dog Town gate.Unless the genial host of Deviant's Palace would swop an apostle for a hemogoblin. Norton Jaybush needed a new High Priest - and Rivas had been shortlisted for the job...Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award for best novel, 1985

Stress of Her Regard

Stress of Her Regard

Author: Tim Powers Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2011

On the night before he is to be married, Michael Crawford joins his friends for an evening of drinking and revelry. In a fateful, inebriated moment, Crawford slips his fiancee's ring on the finger of a nearby statue. The following day, the statue is gone. When Crawford discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed, he is forced to flee not only to prove his innocence but to avoid the deadly embrace of a vampire who has claimed him as her true bridegroom. Joining forces with Byron, Keats, and Shelley in a desperate journey that crisscrosses Europe, Crawford desperately seeks his freedom from this vengeful lover who haunts his dreams and will not rest until she destroys all that he cherishes. Told in the guise of a secret history, this tale of passion and terror brilliantly evokes the nineteenth century. The chilling horror and adventure blend to create a riveting romantic fantasy.

Declare

Declare

Author: Tim Powers Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2010

In his eleventh novel, Tim Powers takes his unique brand of speculative fiction into uncharted territory, instilling the old-fashioned espionage novel with a healthy dose of the supernatural. 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, a coded message draws Professor Andrew Hale back into Her Majesty's Secret Service. Elements from his past are gathering in Beirut, including ex-British counterespionage chief and Soviet mole Kim Philby, and a beautiful former Spanish Civil War soldier-turned-intelligence operative, Elena Teresa Ceniza-Bendiga. Soon Hale will be forced to again confront the nightmare that has haunted his adult life: a lethal unfinished operation code-named "e;Declare."e; From the corridors of Whitehall to the Arabian Desert, from post-war Berlin to the streets of Cold War Moscow, Hale's desperate quest draws him into international politics and gritty espionage tradecraft-and inexorably drives Hale, Ceniza-Bendiga, and Philby to a deadly confrontation on the high glaciers of Mount Ararat, in the very shadow of the fabulous and perilous biblical Ark.

Last Call

Last Call

Author: Tim Powers Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2010

Scott Crane abandoned his career as a professional poker player twenty years ago and hasn't returned to Las Vegas, or held a hand of cards, in ten years. But troubling nightmares about a strange poker game he once attended on a houseboat on Lake Mead are drawing him back to the magical city. For the mythic game he believed he won did not end that night in 1969-and the price of his winnings was his soul. Now, a pot far more strange and perilous than he could ever imagine depends on the turning of a card. Enchantingly dark and compellingly real, this World Fantasy Award-winning novel is a masterpiece of magic realism set in the gritty, dazzling underworld known as Las Vegas.

On Stranger Tides

On Stranger Tides

Author: Tim Powers Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2010

The novel that inspired Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides On Stranger Tides is Tim Powers' great Disneyland ride through pirates, puppeteers, treasure, and thrill-a-minute action that carries on from the start. It follows the exploits of John "e;Jack Shandy"e; Chandagnac, who travels to the new world after the death of his puppeteer father to confront his uncle, who has apparently made off with the family fortune. During the voyage, he befriends Beth Hurwood and her father Benjamin Hurwood, an Oxford professor. Before they arrive at their destination, their ship is waylaid by Blackbeard and his band of pirates. With the help of the professor and his assistant, the captain is killed and Chandagnac is pressed into piracy and sorcery as Blackbeard searches for the Fountain of Lost Youth. Chandagnac, newly dubbed "e;Jack Shandy,"e; must stop the evil plot and save Beth.

Declare

Declare

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2010

An ultra-secret MI6 codename. A deadly game of deception and intrigue. Dark forces from the depths of history. The terrible secret at the heart of the cold war. Operation: DECLARE London, 1963. A cryptic phone call forces ex-MI6 agent Andrew Hale to confront the nightmare that has haunted his adult life: an ultra-secret wartime operation, codenamed Declare. Operation Declare took Hale from Nazi-occupied Paris to the ruins of post-war Berlin and the trackless wastes of the Arabian desert, culminating in a night of betrayal and mind-shattering terror on the glacial slopes of Mount Ararat. Now, with the Cold War at its height, his superiors want him to return to the mountain and face the dark secret entombed within its icy summit. Hale has no choice but to comply, for Declare is the key to a conflict far deeper, far colder, than the Cold War itself.

What If Our World is Their Heaven? The Final Conversations of Philip K. Dick

What If Our World is Their Heaven? The Final Conversations of Philip K. Dick

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2006

In the field of science fiction, the work of Philip K. Dick is unparalleled. His work formed the basis for the films Blade Runner , The Minority Report and Total Recall . The movie version of his masterpiece, A Scanner Darkly , is scheduled for release in the summer of 2006. Dick's appeal and influence have reached the world over, creating the standard for the literary science fiction novel. In November 1982, six months before the author's death, journalist Gwen Lee recorded the first of several in-depth discussions with Philip K. Dick that continued over the course of the next three months. These extraordinary interviews are filled with the wit and aplomb characteristic of Dick's writing. It will be a must read for anyone interested in Dick's headlong pursuit of the truth and in the secret history of our times.

The Anubis Gates

The Anubis Gates

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2005

Brendan Doyle is a twentieth-century English professor who travels back to 1810 London to attend a lecture given by English romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This is a London filled with deformed clowns, organised beggar societies, insane homunculi and magic. When he is kidnapped by gypsies and consequently misses his return trip to 1983, the mild-mannered Doyle is forced to become a street-smart con man, escape artist, and swordsman in order to survive in the dark and treacherous London underworld. He defies bullets, black magic, murderous beggars, freezing waters, imprisonment in mutant-infested dungeons, poisoning, and even a plunge back to 1684. Coleridge himself and poet Lord Byron make appearances in the novel, which also features a poor tinkerer who creates genetic monsters and a werewolf that inhabits others' bodies when his latest becomes too hairy.

The Drawing Of The Dark

The Drawing Of The Dark

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2002

When Brian Duffy, an ageing soldier of fortune, is recruited in Venice by a strange old man to work as a bouncer in Vienna at an inn where the fabulous Herzwesten beer is brewed, everything seems straightforward. But his journey is far from it. Pursued and attacked from all sides, guarded and guided by creatures of myth, Duffy is no sooner in Vienna than the city is besieged by the turkish armies of Suleiman. And it becomes apparent that Duffy's presence is no accident and that it is up to him to preserve the West until the drawing of the dark ...

The Drawing of the Dark

The Drawing of the Dark

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/1999

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