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Tim Powers

Autore di The Anubis Gates

77+ opere 19,307 membri 527 recensioni 125 preferito


Comprende i nomi: Tim Powrs, Tim Powers, Time Powers, Timothy Powers

Comprende anche: Tim (4)

Nota di disambiguazione:

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

Fonte dell'immagine: Taken by Johan Anglemark


Opere di Tim Powers

The Anubis Gates (1983) 3,798 copie
Last Call (1992) 1,810 copie
On Stranger Tides (1987) 1,721 copie
Il re pescatore (1979) 1,540 copie
Declare (2000) 1,498 copie
The Stress of Her Regard (1989) 1,244 copie
Expiration Date (1995) 1,076 copie
Three Days to Never (2006) 1,050 copie
Dinner at Deviant's Palace (1985) 900 copie
Earthquake Weather (1997) 826 copie
Hide Me among the Graves (2012) 628 copie
Strange Itineraries (2005) 301 copie
Medusa's Web (2016) 280 copie
Forsake the Sky (1976) 194 copie
Salvage and Demolition (2013) 186 copie
13 Phantasms and Other Stories (2003) — Coauthor in two short stories — 170 copie
Down and Out In Purgatory (2016) 145 copie
Nobody's Home (2014) 142 copie
Alternate Routes (2018) 131 copie
A Soul in a Bottle (2006) 122 copie
An Epitaph in Rust (1976) 95 copie
The Skies Discrowned (1976) 87 copie
The Bible Repairman (2005) 78 copie
More Walls Broken (2019) 74 copie
On Pirates (2001) 70 copie
Forced Perspectives (2020) 65 copie
Pilot Light (2007) 65 copie
The Devils in the Details (2003) 58 copie
My Brother's Keeper (2023) 45 copie
Powers: Secret Histories: A Bibliography (2009) — Autore — 43 copie
After Many a Summer (2023) 26 copie
Stolen Skies (2022) 25 copie
The Anubis Gates, Part 2 (1993) 22 copie
The Anubis Gates, Part 1 (1992) 20 copie
Declare, Part 2 (2003) 11 copie
Where They Are Hid (1995) 11 copie
Declare, Part 1 (2003) 10 copie
El reparador de Biblias (2009) 9 copie
Nine Sonnets (2006) 7 copie
Appointment on Sunset (2014) 3 copie
Poems (2016) 2 copie
Anubis Kapilari (2020) 2 copie
Ten Poems 2 copie
Anachronist 2 copie
Moonlight Becomes You (1998) 1 copia
Extreme Unction (1998) 1 copia
Tři dny do nikdy (2011) 1 copia
La tomba proibita (2013) 1 copia

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Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Collaboratore — 1,395 copie
Abramo Lincoln androide: romanzo (1962) — Postfazione, alcune edizioni1,348 copie
999 Racconti Inediti per un millennio da Brivido (1999) — Collaboratore — 617 copie
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (2004) — Collaboratore — 398 copie
Morlock Night (1979) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni307 copie
The Door to Saturn (The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, Vol. 2) (2007) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni243 copie
The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011) — Collaboratore — 202 copie
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume One (2007) — Collaboratore — 201 copie
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourth Annual Collection (1987) — Collaboratore — 201 copie
The Book of Magic: A Collection of Stories (2018) — Collaboratore — 168 copie
Year's Best Fantasy 5 (2005) — Collaboratore — 122 copie
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011 Edition (2011) — Collaboratore — 122 copie
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume IV (1988) — Collaboratore — 98 copie
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Collaboratore — 92 copie
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 Edition (2012) — Collaboratore — 90 copie
Fantasy: The Best of 2004 (2005) — Collaboratore — 75 copie
Mines of Behemoth (1997) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni74 copie
Ubik: The Screenplay (1974) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni70 copie
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus (2015) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni66 copie
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy (2008) — Autore — 58 copie
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings (2012) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XV (1999) — Collaboratore — 49 copie
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Collaboratore — 46 copie
The Man in the Moon (2002) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni26 copie
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 32 (2016) — Collaboratore — 25 copie
Christmas Forever (1993) — Collaboratore — 25 copie
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2019 Edition (2019) — Collaboratore — 18 copie
Imagination Fully Dilated (Anthology) (1998) — Introduzione — 9 copie
Bifrost n°50 (2008) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 75 • August 2016 (2016) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Old Curiosity Shop (1999) — Prefazione — 6 copie


Informazioni generali



Group Read: On Stranger Tides - Spoilers in 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Giugno 2011)
Group Read: On Stranger Tides in 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Gennaio 2011)
***Group Read: Steampunk (spoiler-free) in 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Settembre 2010)
***Group Read: Steampunk (SPOILERS) in 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Giugno 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.… (altro)
soup_house | 44 altre recensioni | 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 | 41 altre recensioni | 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.
… (altro)
AdonisGuilfoyle | 3 altre recensioni | 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.
… (altro)
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paradoxosalpha | 12 altre recensioni | Jan 27, 2024 |


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