Tim Powers

Tim Powers

Tim Powers won the World Fantasy Award twice for his critically acclaimed novels Last Call and Declare. Declare also received the International Horror Guild Award. His novel On Stranger Tides inspired the Monkey Island video game series and was sold to Disney for the movie franchise installment Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. His book The Anubis Gates won the Philip K. Dick award and is considered a modern science fiction classic and a progenitor of the Steampunk genre. Powers won the Dick award again for straight science fiction post-apocalypse novel Dinner at Deviant’s Palace.

Many of his novels, such as Last Call, and Alternate Routes, are so-called “secret histories,” which use real historical events in which supernatural and metaphysical elements influence the story in weird and compelling manners.

Powers grew up in Southern California and studied English at Cal State Fullerton, where he met frequent collaborators James Blaylock and K. W. Jeter, as well as renowned science fiction author Philip K. Dick, who became a close friend and mentor. Powers is a practicing Catholic who claims “stories are more effective, and more truly represent the writer’s actual convictions, when they manifest themselves without the writer’s conscious assistance. I concern myself with my plots, but I let my subconscious worry about my themes.”

Powers still resides in Southern California with his wife, Serena.

Photo: Beny Shlevich. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Edited by 2019-06-25 (Seregil of Rhiminee)
Speculative Fiction Novels (31)
2020  Forced Perspectives (Vickery and Castine, #2)
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Release date - March 3, 2020
2019  More Walls Broken
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2018  Alternate Routes (Vickery and Castine, #1)
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2017  Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers
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2016  Down and Out in Purgatory
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2016  Medusa's Web
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2014  Nobody's Home: An Anubis Gates Story
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2014  Appointment on Sunset
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2013  Salvage and Demolition
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2012  Hide Me Among the Graves (The Stress of Her Regard Universe, #2)
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2011  The Bible Repairman and Other Stories
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2011  Deliver Us from Evil
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2009  A Time to Cast Away Stones
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2006  Three Days to Never
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2006  A Soul in a Bottle
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2005  Strange Itineraries
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2005  The Bible Repairman
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2004  Powers of Two
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2003  The Devils in the Details
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2001  Night Moves and Other Stories
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2000  Declare
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1997  Earthquake Weather (Fault Lines, #3)
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1995  Expiration Date (Fault Lines, #2)
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1992  Last Call (Fault Lines, #1)
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1989  The Stress of Her Regard (The Stress of Her Regard Universe, #1)
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1987  On Stranger Tides
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1985  Dinner at Deviant's Palace
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1983  The Anubis Gates
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1979  The Drawing of the Dark
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1976  An Epitaph in Rust
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1976  The Skies Discrowned
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Others non-spefi books (1)
2001  On Pirates
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