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Powers, Tim 1952-

Overview
Works: 173 works in 462 publications in 4 languages and 12,413 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Steampunk fiction  Fantasy fiction  Interviews  Horror tales  Film adaptations  Adventure stories  Science fiction  Legal stories 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Composer
Classifications: PS3566.O95, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Tim Powers
Publications by Tim Powers
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Most widely held works by Tim Powers
Three days to never by Tim Powers( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
When Einstein told Roosevelt in 1939 that the atomic bomb was possible, he did not tell the president about another discovery he had made, something so horrific it remained a secret--until now. When 12-year-old Daphne takes a videotape labeled Pee-wee's Big Adventure from her grandmother's house, neither she nor her college-professor father Frank has any idea that the theft has drawn the attention of both the Israeli Secret Service and an ancient European cabal of occultists--or that within hours they'll be visited by her long-lost grandfather, who is also desperate to get that tape. And when Daphne's teddy bear is stolen, a blind assassin nearly kills Frank, and a phantom begins to speak to her from a switched-off television set, they find themselves caught in the middle of a murderous power struggle that originated long ago in Israel and Germany but now crashes through Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert.--From publisher description
On stranger tides by Tim Powers( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,015 libraries worldwide
In 1718, John Chandagnac, a bookkeeper and puppeteer, unwittingly sails into the company of Blackbeard the pirate, encounters zombie-crewed wrecks, and is caught up in a search for the Fountain of Youth
Declare by Tim Powers( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 975 libraries worldwide
"After a ten-year hiatus, British academic Andrew Hale is abruptly called back into the Great Game by a terse, cryptic telephone message. Born to the "trade" and recruited at the age of seven by a most Secret Service, Hale, in 1963, is forced to confront again the nightmare that has haunted his adult life; a lethal unfinished operation code-named Declare." -- Jacket
Hide me among the graves by Tim Powers( Book )
19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 969 libraries worldwide
In 1862 London, the vampiric ghost of John Polidori, the one-time physician of Lord Byron, is determined to possess the life and soul of an innocent young girl, and a group of mismatched allies must enter into a supernatural underworld in order to stop him
Last call by Tim Powers( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Scott Crane has nightmares about a strange poker game that took place in 1969 where he took home money in exchange for his life
The stress of her regard by Tim Powers( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 822 libraries worldwide
When Michael Crawford discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed, he is forced to flee, aided by his fellow victims, the greatest poets of his day, Byron, Keats, and Shelley. Together they embark upon a desperate journey crisscrossing Europe
The Anubis gates by Tim Powers( Book )
28 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
A novel of time travel that combines action and adventure with the surreal and bizarre
The Bible repairman and other stories by Tim Powers( file )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Gathering darkly fantastic short fiction previously available only in limited editions, this collection explores the mysteries of souls-whether they are sacrificed on the pinnacle of Mount Parnassus or lodged in a television cable box. In a Kabbalistic tale of transformation, the executor of an old friend's will is almost duped into housing his soul. In a tale of time travel between 2015 and 1975, a tragedy sparked by an angel falling onto a pizza shop is reenacted-and the event is barely, but fatally, altered. The cornerstone of the collection is a postscript to the harrowing novel of the haunting of the Romantic poets, The Stress of Her Regard. Once Byron and Shelley break free of the succubus that claimed them, their associate, Trelawny, forges an alliance with Greek rebels to reestablish the deadly connection between man and the nephilim
Expiration date by Tim Powers( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
A novel on ghost sniffers in Los Angeles who inhale famous ghosts to acquire their intelligence. By chance a boy called Kootie Parganas sniffs a ghost trapped in a bottle. It's the ghost of Thomas Edison, the greatest inventor of all time with one thousand patents in everything from electricity to motion pictures. But what can be inhaled can be exhaled and Kootie becomes the object of a hunt by men after his intelligence
The urban fantasy anthology by Peter S Beagle( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Star-studded and comprehensive, this imaginative anthology brings a myriad of modern fantasy voices under one roof. Previously difficult for readers to discover in its new modes, urban fantasy is represented here in all three of its distinct styles--playful new mythologies, sexy paranormal romances, and gritty urban noir. Whether they feature tattooed demon-hunters, angst-ridden vampires, supernatural gumshoes, or pixelated pixies, these authors--including Patricia Briggs, Neil Gaiman, and Charles de Lint--mash-up traditional fare with pop culture, creating iconic characters, conflicted moralitie
Earthquake weather by Tim Powers( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
A young woman possessed by a ghost has slain the Fisher King of the West, Scott Crane. Now, temporarily freed from the malevolent spirit, she seeks to restore the King to life and thwart the would-be usurper. But Crane's body has been taken by his loyal servants to the magically protected home of Pete and Angelica Sullivan, where their adopted son, Koot Hoomie, is bleeding from a wound that will not heal. Kootie is destined to be the next King, but he is only thirteen 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. Earthquakes, fires, floods, and riots plague California. Powerful ghosts wander the cities, too strong for even the cleverest hunters. Only the restoration of the King can restore the balance, and it must be done soon
Dinner at Deviant's Palace by Tim Powers( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
In a nuclear-ravaged California, a humble musician sets out on a dangerous quest to rescue his lost love from the clutches of a soul-devouring religious cultIn the twenty-second century, the City of Angels is a tragic shell of its former self, having long ago been ruined and reshaped by nuclear disaster. Before he was in a band in Ellay, Gregorio Rivas was a redeemer, rescuing lost souls trapped in the Jaybirds cult of the powerful maniac Norton Jaybush. Rivas had hoped those days were behind him, but a desperate entreaty from a powerful official is pulling him back into the game. The rewards will be plentiful if he can wrest Urania, the official's daughter and Gregorio's first love, from Jaybush's sinister clutches. To do so, the redeemer reborn must face blood-sucking hemogoblins and other monstrosities on his way to discovering the ultimate secrets of this neo-Californian civilization. One of the most ingeniously imaginative writers of our time, Tim Powers dazzles in an early work that displays his unique creative genius. Alive with wit, intelligence, and wild invention, Dinner at Deviant's Palace is a mad adventure across a dystopian future as only Tim Powers could have imagined it
What if our world is their heaven? : the final conversations of Philip K. Dick by Philip K Dick( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
"In November of 1982, six months before Philip K. Dick's death, journalist Gwen Lee recorded the first of several in-depth discussions with the writer, discussions that continued over the course of the next three months. The subjects covered include the details of his writing process, his enthusiastic response to the scenes and trailers he'd seen of Blade Runner (he never lived to see the finished film), and accounts of his religious experiences. But the greatest amount of time was devoted to discussions of his next novel, a book he called Owl in Daylight, a book he would never get the chance to write. A tale steeped in mysticism, biotechnology, and the relationship between music and language, it was to be his masterpiece." "These interviews are filled with the wit and aplomb characteristic of Dick's writing, helping make What If Our World Is Their Heaven? not only an engaging read, but a unique historical document. It will be a must read for anyone interested in the field of science fiction."--Jacket
Salvage and demolition by Tim Powers( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
"Richard Blanzac, a San Francisco-based rare book dealer, opens a box of consignment items and encounters the unexpected. There, among an assortment of literary rarities, he discovers a manuscript in verse, an Ace Double Novel, and a scattering of very old cigarette butts. These commonplace objects serve as catalysts for an extraordinary-- and unpredictable-- adventure. Without warning, Blanzac finds himself traversing a 'circle of discontinuity' that leads from the present day to the San Francisco of 1957. Caught up in that circle are an ancient Sumerian deity, a forgotten Beat-era poet named Sophie Greenwald, and an apocalyptic cult in search of the key to absolute non-existence" -- from publisher's web site
Strange itineraries by Tim Powers( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
The drawing of the dark by Tim Powers( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Brian Duffy, aging soldier of fortune, had been hired in Venice by a strange old man who called himself Aurelianus Ambrosius. He was supposed to go to Vienna and act as bouncer at an inn where the fabulous Herzwesten beer was brewed. That was clear enough. But why was he guided and guarded on the trip by creatures from the ancient legends? Why should he be attacked by ifrits and saved by mythical dwarfs? What was so important about the Herzwesten beer to the Fisher King -- whoever he was? Why was Duffy plagued by visions of a sword and an arm rising from a lake? And what had a bunch of drunken, ancient Vikings to do with it all? Then there was no time for speculation as Vienna was besieged by the Turkish armies of Suleiman. Duffy found himself drawn into a war of desperation and magic. It was up to him to preserve the West until the drawing of the Dark
Declare by Tim Powers( file )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
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
On stranger tides by Tim Powers( file )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
On Stranger Tides is Tim Powers' great Disneyland ride through pirates, puppeteers, treasure, and thrill-a-minute action that carries on from the start. On Stranger Tides follows the exploits of John "Jack Shandy" 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 "Jack Shandy," must stop the evil plot and save Beth Hurwood
Last call by James Grippando( file )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
When a high-stakes card game went awry, professional poker player Scott Crane went into hiding. Twenty years later, Crane now finds himself the target of the country's most ruthless gangster: his father. Crane Sr. has ruled the West since 1948, when he killed famed criminal Bugsy Siegel. To save his life (and his soul), Crane must sit down for one final showdown at the card table
A soul in a bottle by Tim Powers( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
In this taut, eerie novella from Powers (Three Days to Never), used-book hunter George Sydney finds he can summon a beautiful poet when he discovers a signed volume containing a previously unknown variant of one sonnet. The good news is that he can bring the mysterious woman, Cheyenne Fleming, back to life. The bad news is that if he does, he will never meet her, and the act itself may harm an innocent. Set in Los Angeles, Powers' intricate story shows how Sydney's loneliness and alcoholism leaves him vulnerable to someone (or something) that is not what it appears to be
 
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Powers, T.
Powers, Timothy, 1952-
פאוורס, טים, 1952-
パワーズ, ティム
Languages
English (223)
Italian (2)
Czech (2)
German (1)
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