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Posted by: Rodger on September 17th, 2016 at 15:13
Posted in: Limited Editions, New Editions, Poems

Charnel House is publishing Poems by Tim Powers in both a numbered edition (200 copies) and a lettered version (26 copies).


Each copy is handmade and signed by the author. The numbered copies are in full green Japanese fabric with German Bugra endleaves while the lettered copies are handbound in full maroon Morocco leather with German Bugra endleaves. A new poem, not included in the book, which is handwritten and signed by the author accompanies this edition.

Tim Powers Loves Conspiracies

Posted by: Rodger on July 27th, 2016 at 16:25
Posted in: Interviews

Tim Powers talks about hanging out with Philip K. Dick and the allure of conspiracy in an interview done with Lauren Sarner posted on

Guest of Honour at Capclave

Posted by: Rodger on June 21st, 2016 at 16:44
Posted in: Convention Appearances & Signings


Tim Powers will be a Guest of Honour at Capclave which will hold its convention between October 7-9, 2016 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
You can find more details on the Capclave web site at

Guest of Honour at Readercon

Posted by: Rodger on June 21st, 2016 at 16:43
Posted in: Convention Appearances & Signings


Readercon is having Tim Powers as a Guest of Honour. The convention will be held between July 7-10, 2016 in Quincy, Massachusett.
There are more detail on the Readercon web site at

Down and Out In Purgatory

Posted by: Rodger on January 11th, 2016 at 14:43
Posted in: Uncategorized

Down and Out In Purgatory

Subterranean Press has announced they will be publishing Down and Out In Purgatory by Tim Powers (a 20,000 word contemporary fantasy novella) later this year in three editions (lettered, limited and trade hc).

What do you do if the man you’ve vowed to kill dies before you can kill him?

In college, Tom Holbrook worshipped Shasta DiMaio from afar, but she married the arrogant John Atwater—and Atwater eventually murdered her.

All that’s left for Tom is revenge. He has devoted the rest of his life to finding Atwater and killing him—but when he finally finds him, Atwater is in a bag in the Los Angeles County morgue.

How do you kill a man who has already died?

Medusa's Web

Posted by: Rodger on January 11th, 2016 at 14:35
Posted in: Medusa's Web

Medusa's Web

William Morrow (US) and Corvus (UK) have described Medusa's Web as a a phantasmagoric, thrilling, mind-bending tale of speculative fiction in which one man must uncover occult secrets of 1920s Hollywood to save his family.

In the wake of their Aunt Amity’s suicide, Scott and Madeline Madden are summoned to Caveat, the eerie, decaying mansion in the Hollywood hills in which they were raised. But their decadent and reclusive cousins, the malicious wheelchair-bound Claimayne and his sister, Ariel, do not welcome Scott and Madeline’s return to the childhood home they once shared. While Scott desperately wants to go back to their shabby South-of-Sunset lives, he cannot pry his sister away from this haunted “House of Usher in the Hollywood Hills” that is a conduit for the supernatural.

Decorated by bits salvaged from old hotels and movie sets, Caveat hides a dark family secret that stretches back to the golden days of Rudolph Valentino and the silent film stars. A collection of hypnotic eight-limbed abstract images inked on paper allows the Maddens to briefly fragment and flatten time—to transport themselves into the past and future in visions that are both puzzling and terrifying. Though their cousins know little about these ancient “spiders” which provoke unpredictable temporal dislocations, Ariel and Claimayne have been using for years—an addiction that has brought Claimayne to the brink of selfish destruction.

As Madeline falls more completely under Caveat’s spell, Scott discovers that to protect her, he must use the perilous spiders himself. But will he unravel the mystery of the Madden family’s past and finally free them. . . or be pulled deeper into their deadly web?

Medusa's Web

An Interview with Tim Powers

Posted by: Rodger on December 3rd, 2014 at 13:30
Posted in: Interviews

Mitch Wagner has posted an interview with Tim Powers at his blog Like I Was Saying that was done in Feruary 2014. Topics range from Tim's work habits, his use of social media and where he gets his ideas.

Like I Was Saying

Excerpt from Nobody's Home

Posted by: Rodger on August 29th, 2014 at 13:59
Posted in: Forthcoming Works, Limited Editions, The Anubis Gates

Subterranean Press has posted a 3,500 word excerpt from Nobody's Home, a return to the setting (and a central character) from his
time travel novel, The Anubis Gates. At the bottom of the excerpt, you will find a few of J.K. Potter's sepia-toned illustrations.

Nobody’s Home

Tim Powers in Spain

Posted by: Rodger on April 23rd, 2014 at 15:03
Posted in: Convention Appearances & Signings

Celsius 232

Tim Powers will be a Guest of Honour at Celsius 232 which will hold its third convention from July 30 to August 2, 2014 in Avilés, Spain. The news releases also say that other guests will include Patrick Rothfuss and Brandon Sanderson. Their web site, at, has yet to be updated but there are some details on their Facebook page.


Tim Powers talks about Robert A. Heinlein's Waldo and Magic, Inc.

Posted by: Rodger on April 12th, 2014 at 11:42
Posted in: Interviews, Podcast

Tim Powers discusses his afterword to the new Baen edition of Robert A. Heinlein's Waldo and Magic, Inc. on The Baen Free Radio Hour, a weekly podcast of Baen news, contests, suggestions for developing writers and readers, and discussions with a galaxy of authors, artists, and scientists. Visit The Baen Free Radio Hour, look for the issue labelled BFRH 2014 04 11: Heinlein Series: Tim Powers on Waldo and Magic, Inc. and Hard Magic Part 2 and you can listen to the episode, download the MP3 or subscribe to the series on iTunes.

The Baen Free Radio Hour