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
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Edited: Darkki April 13, 2021
Book Covers
An Epitaph in Rust
The Skies Discrowned
The Drawing of the Dark7.20
The Anubis Gates7.86
Dinner at Deviant's Palace6.82
On Stranger Tides8.00
The Stress of Her Regard (The Stress of Her Regard Universe #1)
Last Call (Fault Lines #1)
Expiration Date (Fault Lines #2)
Earthquake Weather (Fault Lines #3)
Night Moves and Other Stories
On Pirates
The Devils in the Details
Powers of Two
Strange Itineraries
The Bible Repairman
A Soul in a Bottle
Three Days to Never
A Time to Cast Away Stones
Deliver Us from Evil
The Bible Repairman and Other Stories
Hide Me Among the Graves (The Stress of Her Regard Universe #2)
Salvage and Demolition
Appointment on Sunset
Nobody's Home: An Anubis Gates Story
Medusa's Web
Down and Out in Purgatory
Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers
Alternate Routes (Vickery and Castine #1)
More Walls Broken7.34
Forced Perspectives (Vickery and Castine #2)
The Properties of Rooftop Air: An Anubis Gates Story
Artificial Light8.00
Fallen Skies (Vickery and Castine #3)

Speculative Fiction Novels (34)

(Vickery and Castine #3)
2022 | fantasy > urban fantasy | Release date TBA

2021 | horror

2020 | fantasy
(Vickery and Castine #2)
2020 | fantasy > urban fantasy

2019 | science fiction, fantasy
(Vickery and Castine #1)
2018 | fantasy > urban fantasy

2017 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories

2016 | fantasy

2016 | fantasy

2014 | fantasy

2014 | fantasy

2013 | fantasy
(The Stress of Her Regard Universe #2)
2012 | fantasy, history

2011 | fantasy, short stories

2011 | fantasy, horror

2009 | fantasy, history

2006 | fantasy, thriller

2006 | fantasy

2005 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories

2005 | fantasy

2004 | science fiction, collection

2003 | fantasy, short stories

2001 | fantasy, short stories

2000 | fantasy, thriller
(Fault Lines #3)
1997 | fantasy
(Fault Lines #2)
1995 | fantasy
(Fault Lines #1)
1992 | fantasy
(The Stress of Her Regard Universe #1)
1989 | fantasy, history

1987 | fantasy, history

1985 | science fiction

1983 | fantasy

1979 | fantasy, history

1976 | science fiction

1976 | science fiction

Others non-spefi books (1)

2001 | short stories