Tim Powers

Our Author Guest of Honor for 1995 maintained ConFusion's strong Clarion connections as a past attendee and instructor, did some great talks, including his participation in a discussion of Dinner at Deviant's Palace, and was a very friendly and accessible guest. The SF-Lovers' review follows.
Date: 14 May 89 02:02:31 PDT (Sunday)
Subject: Author Lists: Tim Powers
From: jwenn@world.std.com (John Wenn)
To: SF-LOVERS%rutgers:EDU
Edited: 27-Jun-95

Tim Powers' first two books are best left forgotten (even the re-writes). His later books, however, are excellent. "The Drawing of the Dark" is an entertaining book, especially for its central revelation (which I refuse to spoil). From the gonzo alternate history / time travel of "The Anubis Gates", to the bizarre post-apocalyptic visions of "Dinner at Deviant's Palace" to Voodoo and Blackbeard in "On Stranger Tides", any of his later books are recommended, and I'm looking forward to "The Stress of Her Regard".

[CB] == Chapbook (a very short book, or pamphlet).

rev == Revision of the other book.

Powers, Tim(othy) (U.S.A., 2/29/1952- )

(awards: GilgamXs 1989; Myth 1990; PKD Memorial [1st] 1984, 1986; Prix Apollo 1987; Chronicle 1984 & WFA 1993)

The Anubis Gates (1983) [Ziesing, 1989] [GilgamXs] [PKD Memorial] [Prix Apollo] [Chronicle]
Dinner at Deviant's Palace (1985) [PKD Memorial]
The Drawing of the Dark (1979) [Hypatia, 1988]
Epitaph in Rust (1976)
An Epitaph in Rust (NESFS, 1989) [rev./ Epitaph in Rust]
Expiration Date (1995)
Forsake the Sky (1986) [rev./ The Skies Discrowned]
Last Call (Charnel, 1992) [WFA]
Night Moves (Axolotl, 1986) [CB]
On Stranger Tides (1987)
The Skies Discrowned (1976) [Cahill, 1993]
The Stress of Her Regard (Charnel, 1989) [Myth]
The Way Down the Hill (Axolotl, 1986) [CB/+ The Pink of Fading Neon (James Blaylock)]
The Way Down the Hill (1989) [CB]

with James Blaylock

Offering the Bicentennial Edition of the Complete Twelve Hours of the Night: 1785-1985 (1985) [CB] [hoax prospectus of a William Ashbless collection, with a sample poem, signed by Powers & Blaylock (one signing "William" and the other signing "Ashbless")]


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