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Tim Powers

Autor(a) de The Anubis Gates

77+ Works 19,294 Membros 526 Reviews 125 Favorited

About the Author

Inclui os nomes: Tim Powrs, Tim Powers, Time Powers, Timothy Powers

Também inclui: Tim (4)

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Tim Powers shares the pseudonym "William Ashbless" with writer James P. Blaylock.

Image credit: Taken by Johan Anglemark


Obras de Tim Powers

The Anubis Gates (1983) 3,795 cópias
Last Call (1992) 1,806 cópias
On Stranger Tides (1987) 1,719 cópias
The Drawing of the Dark (1979) 1,540 cópias
Declare (2000) 1,497 cópias
The Stress of Her Regard (1989) 1,244 cópias
Expiration Date (1995) 1,076 cópias
Three Days to Never (2006) 1,050 cópias
Dinner at Deviant's Palace (1985) 899 cópias
Earthquake Weather (1997) 826 cópias
Hide Me among the Graves (2012) 628 cópias
Strange Itineraries (2005) 301 cópias
Medusa's Web (2016) 280 cópias
Forsake the Sky (1976) 194 cópias
Salvage and Demolition (2013) 185 cópias
13 Phantasms and Other Stories (2003) — Coauthor in two short stories — 170 cópias
Down and Out In Purgatory (2016) 144 cópias
Nobody's Home (2014) 142 cópias
Alternate Routes (2018) 131 cópias
A Soul in a Bottle (2006) 122 cópias
An Epitaph in Rust (1976) 95 cópias
The Skies Discrowned (1976) 87 cópias
The Bible Repairman (2005) 78 cópias
More Walls Broken (2019) 74 cópias
On Pirates (2001) 70 cópias
Forced Perspectives (2020) 65 cópias
Pilot Light (2007) 65 cópias
The Devils in the Details (2003) 58 cópias
My Brother's Keeper (2023) 45 cópias
Powers: Secret Histories: A Bibliography (2009) — Autor — 43 cópias
After Many a Summer (2023) 26 cópias
Stolen Skies (2022) 25 cópias
The Anubis Gates, Part 2 (1993) 22 cópias
The Anubis Gates, Part 1 (1992) 20 cópias
A Time to Cast Away Stones (2009) 13 cópias
Declare, Part 2 (2003) 11 cópias
Where They Are Hid (1995) 11 cópias
Declare, Part 1 (2003) 10 cópias
El reparador de Biblias (2009) 9 cópias
Nine Sonnets (2006) 7 cópias
Always Going On 3 cópias
Appointment on Sunset (2014) 3 cópias
Poems (2016) 2 cópias
Anubis Kapilari (2020) 2 cópias
Ten Poems 2 cópias
Anachronist 2 cópias
The Better Boy 1 exemplar(es)
Moonlight Becomes You (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Por Estranhas Marés 1 exemplar(es)
The Suppressed Recipes 1 exemplar(es)
Extreme Unction (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
La Fuerza De Su Mirada 1 exemplar(es)
Tři dny do nikdy (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
La tomba proibita (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Parallel Lines 1 exemplar(es)
The Bible Repairman 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Contribuinte — 1,393 cópias
We Can Build You (1962) — Posfácio, algumas edições1,347 cópias
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (1999) — Contribuinte — 617 cópias
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (2004) — Contribuinte — 398 cópias
Morlock Night (1979) — Introdução, algumas edições307 cópias
The Door to Saturn (The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, Vol. 2) (2007) — Introdução, algumas edições243 cópias
The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume One (2007) — Contribuinte — 201 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourth Annual Collection (1987) — Contribuinte — 201 cópias
The Book of Magic: A Collection of Stories (2018) — Contribuinte — 168 cópias
Year's Best Fantasy 5 (2005) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011 Edition (2011) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume IV (1988) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 Edition (2012) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Fantasy: The Best of 2004 (2005) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Mines of Behemoth (1997) — Introdução, algumas edições74 cópias
Ubik: The Screenplay (1974) — Prefácio, algumas edições70 cópias
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus (2015) — Contribuinte, algumas edições66 cópias
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy (2008) — Autor — 58 cópias
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings (2012) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XV (1999) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XVIII (2002) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
The Man in the Moon (2002) — Introdução, algumas edições26 cópias
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 32 (2016) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Christmas Forever (1993) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2019 Edition (2019) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Imagination Fully Dilated (Anthology) (1998) — Introdução — 9 cópias
Bifrost n°50 (2008) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 75 • August 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Old Curiosity Shop (1999) — Prefácio — 6 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



Group Read: On Stranger Tides - Spoilers em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Junho 2011)
Group Read: On Stranger Tides em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Janeiro 2011)
***Group Read: Steampunk (spoiler-free) em 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Setembro 2010)
***Group Read: Steampunk (SPOILERS) em 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Junho 2010)


On Stranger Tides, the inspiration for Pirates of the Caribbean was a wonderfully fun easy read that held up well against the movie series based upon it. Despite Disney's opinions otherwise, I'd love to see a movie that was truer to the book as there were a number of scenes where Tim Powers descriptions (especially those as some characters head into scenes from Dante's Inferno towards the Fountain of Youth that I don't believe my minds eye did justice too.

Jack Shandys rise to pirate fame is hardly believable, you end up rooting for his character all along the way as he's just a good guy that ends up being a pirate because of a couple instances of misplaced loyalty.… (mais)
soup_house | outras 44 resenhas | Apr 9, 2024 |
A spy novel/secret history of the 20th century, with the cold war, and the Great Game recast as a contest to either control or destroy actual, literal djinn. Third time reread. It continues to work really well for me.
adamhindman | outras 41 resenhas | Feb 5, 2024 |
Firstly, the UK cover is both stunning and deceptive. If the library copy I borrowed had been the US edition, I think I would have passed. I thought I was getting another Brontë detective novel, a la Bella Ellis, and not whatever this was.

Secondly, what the hell did I just read? Werewolves and ghosts and Catholic sects, oh my. I won't ask why the Brontës were the main characters - that's what drew me in - but honestly, the plot was an insult to even Wuthering Heights, never mind Anne, Charlotte and Emily. And the author just - throws the reader in the deep end. Emily comes across a wounded man bearing a two-pronged knife at Ponden Kirk and tries to help him before going for back up. When she gets back, he's vanished but left his weapon, which she shows to her father. The Rev launches into a tale about a little dark haired child brought over from Ireland, who may or may not have been a werewolf, and all hell breaks loose. After that, I lost track.

Emily is the lead sister yet again, and she is both nonconforming and unrelenting, I'll give her that: 'Emily thought of the ways in which she was indeed already set apart. The idea of marriage and children had never held any attraction for her, and conviviality of the sort going on in the bigger room beyond the door at her back was unfathomable: dissipation, in every sense. The people of the village, and of the remote busy world, were ciphers - their motives, if any, only to be guessed at. Her strength and firm identity thrived in solitude.' Charlotte is either absent or opposed to her sister's behaviour, and Anne is quietly curious. Branwell - hoo boy, I forgot possession in the description above! - is not himself for much of the story, either. Emily's dog Keeper is the best of the supporting cast. I didn't really get a sense of the siblings' personalities or the Yorkshire setting, because the focus is heavily on the contrived supernatural plot. Werewolves as a horror device are ridiculous - overgrown dogs controlled by the moon and stopped by silver bullets - but the breath-sucking ghosts were cool. And on a nitpicking level, the constant reference to mid-nineteenth century women 'grabbing their coats', like the Brontës wore Barbour jackets, was jarring.

Note to self: pay better attention to the blurb in future.
… (mais)
AdonisGuilfoyle | outras 3 resenhas | Feb 2, 2024 |
This occult magic-based thriller is set in Hollywood 2015, but its cultural epicenter is the 1922 film production of Salomé directed by Charles Bryant and starring Alla Zaminova. There is also a gothic mood, informed by overt references to Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher."

On the occultism front, I was hoping for something as good as Powers' own Declare, but I found the magic in this book more reminiscent of one of Chuck Palahniuk's books (say, Lullaby or Rant). The acute sense of place and local history also strongly reminded me of Fritz Leiber's Our Lady of Darkness, although the occult technology in Medusa's Web is an idiosyncratic sort of sigil magic rather than Lieber's megapolisomancy.

It's a medium-long novel, but it reads very quickly. The details of cinema history are well researched and effective, and the central characters are fairly compelling. I liked it pretty well. As I look back to compare it to Declare, I see that Powers must have followed a similar process with both, doing thorough historical inquiry and filling the gaps of motive and causation with a supernatural conceit. Since the results are so different in the two books, I continue to be curious about the author's other recent work.
… (mais)
2 vote
paradoxosalpha | outras 12 resenhas | Jan 27, 2024 |



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