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Czech On Stranger Tides Published

Posted by: John on October 28th, 2007 at 19:14
Posted in: New Editions, On Stranger Tides, Powers News

Martin Šust, editor at Laser Books in the Czech Republic has kindly sent in this image of the cover of his brand new Czech edition of On Stranger Tides, which as you can see, uses James Gurney's original cover art from the 1987 Ace first edition.

This new edition, the first appearance of this novel in the Czech Republic will be released on Monday 29th of October. A small format paperback edition, the Czech title is Plout na vlnách podivna, the translation by Jiří Engliš and it will be priced at 249 Kč. Not sure about the ISBN for now, but I've got a copy on the way (thanks Martin!) and will add all the details to the On Stranger Tides page in due course.
Martin also hinted of a possible Czech edition of The Stress of Her Regard being in the pipeline and confirmed that there is deal on the table with another Czech publishing house, Triton (anyone know of a web site for them?) for a forthcoming Czech translation of Three Days to Never.

Ironically there look to be far more Powers books in print over there in Czech Republic than there are here in the UK! Publishers take note.

Powers at Baycon 2008

Posted by: John on October 27th, 2007 at 9:43
Posted in: Convention Appearances & Signings, Powers News

Stephen Nelson has been in touch to let me know that Tim is to be the Writer Guest of Honour at Baycon 2008, a convention that takes place in San Francisco, CA from May 23rd thru 26th next year.

Registration is now open for this con with rates set to rise as the convention approaches. See their site for further details.

New Drawing Added to the Gallery

Posted by: John on October 25th, 2007 at 20:24
Posted in: Powers Artwork

I've added a new Powers drawing to the Tim Powers Art Gallery page, kindly donated by Pat Hough. Thanks Pat!

If you have a drawing or doodle by Powers that you'd like to share with the world, please drop me a line at webkeep {at} theworksoftimpowers {dot} com

New Version of This Site Goes Live

Posted by: John on October 24th, 2007 at 15:34
Posted in: Powers News, Site News

Welcome to the new and very much improved Works of Tim Powers! The site has had a complete overhaul, with everything being moved over to a WordPress format - one helluva job, let me tell you! Not only does this offer a much cleaner and more professional site for you to browse through, but it also makes managing it about a million times easier than the previous version.

I've taken the opportunity to check all the site's links and to bring everything bang up to date - apart from the Related Articles and Interviews page, which I'm still working on. There are some new features too - not least a Powers Artwork Gallery to which visitors, if they'd like to, can contribute any Powers drawings of their own. Also new is a lengthy article I've written updating you on my Secret Histories project, forthcoming from PS Publishing.

Given that the old site has creaked along for nine years, using code written in notepad for the most part, it's amazing that I got away with it for so long! I'll miss some of the cool themed pages, but I'm also happy to sacrifice them in order to be able to update this new site in mere minutes rather than the palaver that it used to be - which would, of course, explain the frequency of those updates - one every 18 months, on average! That said, I'd be surprised if there weren't any teething problems, so if you spot an error or a broken link, do please email me at webkeep {at} theworksoftimpowers {dot} com. And, of course, you can leave comments in response to any post on this front page section.

Huge thanks to Ariel - web supremo extraordinaire and he of UK SF Book News, and also to my good friend and faithful Igor, Herr Dirk Berger - both of whom have steered me right on this update project.

And thanks also to all those who have supported and visited this site since it was created back in 1998. Here's to another nine years, at least.

Patrick Rothfuss Vents his Spleen in Support of Powers

Posted by: John on October 23rd, 2007 at 15:50
Posted in: Powers News

Patrick Rothfuss, author of the recently published and much acclaimed The Name of the Wind was interviewed back in June on OF Blog of the Fallen and in response to the question asking him to list five authors who in his opinion are "criminally neglected", he listed Powers right at the top saying...

"People who take their fantasy seriously know who he is. But when I walk into a bookstore and they don't have a single one of his books on the shelf, I'm pissed. He doesn't get the attention he deserves."

Hear, hear, Pat! Here's the link to the whole interview.

Powers (and me) to attend World Fantasy Convention

Posted by: John on October 16th, 2007 at 19:42
Posted in: Convention Appearances & Signings, Powers News

Tim and Serena will be attending this year's World Fantasy Convention, taking place November 1st thru November 4th in Saratoga Springs, NY. I'll be there too, so do come and say hi!

Three Days To Never Paperback Now Available For Preorder

Posted by: John on October 12th, 2007 at 9:50
Posted in: New Editions, Powers News, Three Days To Never

Amazon.com now have a listing for the forthcoming Harper paperback edition of the most recent Tim Powers novel Three Days To Never. This mass market edition is due for publication on December 1st 2007 and will be priced at $7.99. It is possible that at some point the on-line retail giant will lower this price, but for now no concessions are being offered.

Pre Order now at Amazon.com