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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.

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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...

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Other books by Tim Powers

Down and Out in Purgatory

Down and Out in Purgatory

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2018

Twenty pulse-pounding, mind-bending tales of science fiction, twisted metaphysics, and supernatural wonder from the two-time World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick Award winning author of The Anubis Gates and On Stranger Tides. A complete palette of story-tell

Declare PB

Declare PB

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2018

Alternate Routes

Alternate Routes

Author: Tim Powers Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2018

Something weird is happening to the Los Angeles freeways-phantom cars, lanes from nowhere, and sometimes unmarked offramps that give glimpses of a desolate desert highway-and Sebastian Vickery, disgraced ex-Secret Service agent

Expiration Date

Expiration Date

Author: Tim Powers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2018

Ghosts can be caught, and bottled, and sold by covert dealers to addicts who inhale the things-and when a young boy named Kootie accidentally inhales the ghost of Thomas Edison, he finds that all the factions of Los Angeles' occult undergr

Down and Out in Purgatory

Down and Out in Purgatory

Author: Tim Powers Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/2017

Collects fantasy master Tim Powers' complete stories together for the first time in one volume! Sixteen pulse-pounding, mind-bending tales of science fiction, twisted metaphysics, and supernatural wonder from the two-time World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick

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.

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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

From multi-award-winning fantasy writer Tim Powers: a secret history of 19th-century London. 'Tim Powers is a brilliant writer... Wonderfully original' William Gibson 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.

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