Tim Powers Information
Added a page for it here: Hide Me Among the Graves
Tim Powers said recently:
"I've sold an outline for the next book, very provisionally titled The Lights Along the Shore (titles on outlines never last), which is going to be set in Victorian London. It's high time I wrote a Victorian London book, since lots of people think I already have! And I've decided to indulge myself by considering the Sherlock Holmes stories as necessary research, along with all the books with titles like All About British Shoes, 1850-1860 and Moths of Wales."
Here: Three Days to Never
"When 12-year-old Daphne Marrity steals a videotape of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure from her grandmother's house, neither she nor her college-professor father, Frank Marrity, have any idea that the theft has drawn the attention of both the Israeli Secret Service and an ancient European organization of occultists -- or that within hours they'll be visited by her long-lost grandfather, who also wants that videotape.Also at Subterranean, a new Powers short story is upcoming: The Bible Repairman. Described as "An original short story, with cover and interior illustrations by the author." For details, go here.
John Berlyne reports progress on his Powers bibliography, tentatively titled Secret Histories: Behind the Works of Tim Powers. Visit his site for more details on what sounds like a fascinating project and a must-have volume for devoted Powers fans.
A new anthology edited by Al Sarrantonio has been published titled Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy. It includes the Powers short story Pat Moore. Look for it on Amazon, or better yet, visit http://www.theworksoftimpowers.com/ for a link. Thanks John for this and other recent info and also for making me feel guilty about not updating this page!
This new hardcover from NESFA Press contains Powers' first two novels, The Skies Discrowned and Epitaph in Rust. If you haven't tracked down copies of these early efforts, now's your chance! Look for it at Amazon.
John says to tell everyone I know, and this is the best way I can think of to do it! The site has a new address: http://www.theworksoftimpowers.com/
Tim Powers stated recently that Babbage Press in Los Angeles will be reprinting The Stress of Her Regard and On Stranger Tides. No word on exactly when, but Tim says he's signed the contract "and it'll be nice to have them back in print." I agree!
OCSFC, the Orange County (California) Science Fiction Club, will host a "Remembrance of Philip K. Dick" on Wednesday, January 28th, 2004. Details on the time and location can be found at the OCSFC web site.
"A remembrance of Philip K. Dick. Confirmed guests include authors James Blaylock, Tim Powers, Greg Benford, Paul Williams (Dick's biographer), and Warren James (Hour 25 host). The evening will celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of Dick's first novel Solar Lottery being completed and published."Thanks for the info Pat!
Suitably cryptic recent comment from Tim:
"In the current book I'm writing, a guy finds a cache of secret letters from Einstein, which will lead him into all kinds of occult difficulties."
This just in (thanks David C.): Tim Powers will be the guest of honor at Arcana 34, October 1-3, 2004, in St. Paul, Minnesota. It's a small con with about 40-50 attendees usually - many opportunities for one-on-one contact with the GOH. Website: Arcana.
Help describe the average Powers fan! Or at least be a part of the arguably meaningful statistics being collected by August Trometer. For a limited time only: Tim Powers Survey
VCON 27 Vancouver's Annual Fantasy & SF Convention
There's an interesting new interview with Tim Powers at Powells.com in connection with his recent west coast Declare book signing tour. Included is a brief mention of Powers' next book, which is still in the very early stages of development:
"It involves Death Valley and consequences from some stuff that went on in Southern California in the twenties and thirties. Movie stuff, Cal Tech. But it takes me so long to write a book that you could have asked me the same question six months ago or six months from now, and you'd get very much the same answer."
The Tim Powers discussion group (formerly OneList; formerly eGroups) is now a Yahoo group (for better or for worse). If you haven't joined, this would be a great time - there has been an explosion of commentary this month, including some pretty frequent posts from the author himself. Go to the Yahoo group "timpowers" and join in the discussion!
If you didn't get a copy of the Subterranean edition, now's your chance to read Declare! Check your favorite book store, or the ever-convenient Amazon.
One quote in the interview about research for the next Powers book:
"It looks like it will involve the Los Angeles area in modern times, but will have to do with consequences of things that took place in the 1930s. Beyond that I'm not real sure yet."
Now listed at Subterranean Press are a new edition of Dinner At Deviant's Palace, scheduled for publication in "Winter 2000" and a new chapbook On Pirates by William Ashbless (with contributions from Powers and Blaylock, surprisingly enough), scheduled for availability in January 2001.
See the Freakshow Films site for an update. There's a quote from Powers and an indication that a script has been completed.
HarperCollins, parent company of Avon, has decided to delay the release of Declare until January 2001 in order to expand the marketing plan for the book. More details and a quote from the book's editor, Jennifer Brehl, at "The Works of Tim Powers".
Subterranean Press is now listing a collection of all of Powers' short stories: Night Moves and Other Stories - the first time ever that such a collection has been published! As with Declare, there will be 26 lettered copies, but as of this writing, they are already sold out. There will be 1000 numbered copies for $40 each. Scheduled release date is "Fall 2000". Visit Subterranean's Night Moves... page for more details!
A new Tim Powers mailing list has been created as a forum for discussion of his work and related topics. Take a look at OneList for details.
The first edition of Declare has been announced by Subterranean Press. There will be 26 lettered copies at $500 each and 474 numbered copies for $75 each. These editions are scheduled for release in May or June (significantly earlier than the Avon edition scheduled for later this year). Take a look at the Subterranean's Declare page for more details!
Freakshow Films has optioned Last Call for a possible movie version! A script is in the works and venture capital is being obtained. This could be interesting!
A top quality interview by John Berlyne is now available at his site: "The Works of Tim Powers". This extremely thorough and professional interview, with photos and audio clips, cements the site's position as the undisputed best source on the web for Powers material.
There is a very nice extensive recent interview by Kim Fawcett available online at SFSite.
There is now a page about the upcoming novel, currently being referred to as Declare by Tim Powers. The page will be updated with information as it becomes available. At the moment it contains a collection of quotes by Powers regarding the new book.
Originally reported in Locus Magazine (April, '99), and verified by the editor of the series which will include this book. To be published by Del Rey Impact, scheduled publication date is November '99.
Thanks to John at The Works of Tim Powers for confirming this information!
Latest info on the limited editions of the 999 horror anthology to be published in Juse is available at Cemetery Dance. Also, sources say (thanks John) that the Powers story, Itinerary is set in San Bernardino, where he now lives.
This site's book pages restructured. No more separate "powersworks" page; now all books are accessible from the main page.
Tim Powers has written a short story titled Itinerary which will appear in an anthology called 999 later this year. There's a reference to a signed and numbered limited edition on this page (the Gargadillo book store in Texas), and it's also mentioned on Stephen King's official site, since he also has a story in the collection. King's info indicates that the limited edition will be published in June, followed by a trade hardcover version in September.
By the way, Powers has also stated that no story of his appeared in the Cthulhu 2000 anthology (listed earlier on this page). Apparently the DelRey site checks its information about as well as Amazon and the other booksellers offering non-existing Powers books!
Okay, let's see - here are the highlights:
So go take a look. I'll quote another of my favorite writers to give you my opinion on chat sessions:
"Like a rare and precious metal beneath a ton of rock
As expected, the upcoming chat is now advertised on the host site: www.scifi.com. It's to be co-hosted by Gardner Dozois, editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine. Thanks again to Mervius for bringing this to my attention.
Sources say there's an upcoming live chat with Powers in January. This info is courtesy of Mervius at Fantastica Daily Nothing online about it yet, but check back for more news, or look for updates at the site to be hosting the chat: www.scifi.com!
After some difficulty, our persistent fellow Powers fan John was finally able to get the following official word from Orbit:
"Publication of MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU has been delayed owing to the fact that the book hasn't been delivered yet, and I currently have it as a 'floating' title in the schedule."
Okay, so it may or may not be a short story. In any case, we'll have to wait longer to find out - latest info as pointed out by an alert reader is that it is still not published and the scheduled release date is now apparently July 5th. More news later...
If you haven't checked my links page recently to see if any new Powers pages are being created, well, now you don't have to - here's a top quality new addition to the Powers presence on the web: The Works of Tim Powers, by John Berlyne. Publication info, cover graphics, interesting links - visit this one and you may not want to come back here. So at least tell John that I sent you!
I've come across some information indicating that a new Powers short story, Moonlight Becomes You, was published in May in the UK. I have yet to confirm this - anyone have any info? Feel free to drop me a line. Otherwise I'll put more info here when I know more.
I've added a separate page for Ashbless-specific stuff. Check it out here.
An interesting note which mentions a Powers contribution to an upcoming short story collection (brought to my attention by an alert and helpful reader); following info quoted from the DelRey site:
"H. P. LOVECRAFT's most famous creations, the monstrous beings of the Cthulhu Mythos, take center stage once again in two additional trade paperback anthologies. TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS features a variety of macabre tales by such luminaries as Clark Ashton Smith, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley, Robert Bloch, and Lovecraft himself, while CTHULHU 2000 features more futuristic tales of terror by many of the most prominent modern horrorists, including Harlan Ellison and Tim Powers. These two volumes, taken from the Arkham House editions, are tentatively scheduled for October 1998 and October 1999."Searching the web reveals a 1995 volume from Arkham House called "Cthulhu 2000", edited by Jim Turner. However, the list I found (here) does not mention Powers. Anyone know the real story about this?
Here's an interview excerpt from Locus Magazine, March 1998. More discussion about the upcoming espionage book! There's more to the article in the hardcopy mag. Don't know how long it will be available in bookstores - check it out!
Tim Powers was interviewed by Jim Freund of Omni Magazine in a live chat session on Talk City. Some highlights from the chat session are these quotes from Powers:
For Powers fans who are into chatting on the web, he will be available to discuss Earthquake Weather as a Prime Time guest of OMNI Visions.
In an interview by Skot Armstrong in the online Pug 'zine, Tim Powers says:
"The one I'm about to start working on takes place in Europe in the 20th Century, but it won't have anything to do with the Last Call books."
This latest Tim Powers work was released on October 1st, 1997. I just picked up my copy at Borders and I haven't finished reading it yet. If you can't find a copy in stores near you, order it from one of the online resources referenced on this site's Links Page. See the Works Page for the cover art and dust jacket blurb.
As you can probably tell, this site is still under construction. After noticing a lack
of Tim Powers resources on the web, I decided to produce a site that would bring together
what information is available and summarize the career and works of Powers.