Photo: Matt Gush
Best known for
crafting intelligent and unique secret histories, Tim Powers first
gained acclaim for one of the earliest and finest steampunk novels:
The Anubis Gates, which won the Philip K. Dick, SF CHRONICLE,
and Prix Tour-Apollo awards. Many of his other works have also won
awards including Dinner at Deviant’s Palace
(Philip K. Dick), THE STRESS OF HER REGARD (Mythopoeic Award), Last
Call (World Fantasy and LOCUS), Expiration Date (LOCUS),
Earthquake Weather (LOCUS), Declare (World Fantasy and
International Horror Guild), and the collection THE BIBLE REPAIRMAN
AND OTHER STORIES (World Fantasy).
Powers’ novel On
Stranger Tides inspired both the Monkey Island video game
franchise and the movie Pirates of the
Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Among his other
acclaimed works are Dinner At Deviant’s Palace, Three
Days To Never, Hide Me Among The Graves,
and Medusa’s Web.
His numerous short
stories have been collected in Night Moves and Other
Stories, On Pirates (with James Blaylock as by William
Ashbless), The Devils in the Details
(with James Blaylock), STRANGE ITINERARIES, and THE BIBLE REPAIRMAN
AND OTHER STORIES.
artist, several of his smaller/limited edition publications offer
Power crafted covers and interiors. He produced the covers to the
James Blaylock chapbooks Doughnuts and Metamorphosis as
well to his own chapbook The Bible Repairman. Works with
interior illustrations include The Silent Rebellion, Selected
Doodles, and the Charnel House limited edition of The Stress
of her Regard.
Endpaper illustration by Powers for the Charnel House edition of THE STRESS OF HER REGARD (Source: THE WORKS OF TIM POWERS)
All of us at Tachyon wish the amazing Tim a happy birthday. May it be the best of all alternate realities.
For more information on THE STRESS OF HER REGARD, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Ann Monn
For more information on THE BIBLE REPAIRMAN AND OTHER STORIES, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Josh Beatman
For more information on STRANGE ITINERARIES, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Ann Monn