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Tim Powers "On Writing" Lecture on YouTube

Posted by: John on September 19th, 2007 at 19:35
Posted in: Powers News

At the recent Oslo SF Festival that Powers (and I) attended in Norway this last August, the author gave a lecture on"How To Plot" in which he revealed some fascinating insights into his writing process. As well as being an insightful, inspirational and educational talk for any aspiring writers, this is also an amusing and entertaining lecture that fans will be delighted to see.

The lecture was filmed and has been put on YouTube in segments, the first of which is below. (The quality of both video and audio is not that great, but the content certainly makes up for this).

Here are links for part two, part three, part four and part five.

Earthquake Weather to be Reissued in October 2007

Posted by: John on August 13th, 2007 at 13:27
Posted in: Earthquake Weather, New Editions, Powers News

Orb, an imprint of Tor Books in the US will be reissuing Powers's 1997 novel Earthquake Weather. The release will be a trade paperback edition and is due to be available from the end of October 2007.

You can now order your copy by clicking this link to Amazon.com.

Earthquake Weather, the final book in Power's acclaimed Last Call Trilogy (also known as The Fisher King Trilogy or the California Trilogy) has been out of print for some time. This release follows Orb's trade paperback edition earlier this year of Expiration Date and both covers have similar artwork.

New Charnel House Project in the Works

Posted by: John on July 6th, 2007 at 23:25
Posted in: Forthcoming Works, Limited Editions, New Editions, Powers News, The Stress of Her Regard, Work in Progress

Charnel House, the fine speciality press behind the stunning limited editions of The Stress of Her Regard, Last Call and Where They Are Hid have made the following exciting announcement on their web site...

"Tim Powers and Charnel House are putting together a very special edition celebrating Charnel House's Twentieth Anniversary in 2008. We will be revisiting our old friends Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley for the occasion."

Powers add the following nugget of information to further wet our appetites...

"I've agreed to do a novella for Joe Stefko, to involve Shelley and probably Byron, and I'm to have it done by the end of the year. There's no title yet, and I don't have any idea what it'll be about -- probably it'll be in the same world as Stress of Her R, like a 'missing chapter.'"

More news on this as soon as I have it.

New Novel to be a Sequel to The Stress of Her Regard?

Posted by: John on June 28th, 2007 at 22:40
Posted in: Forthcoming Works, Powers News, The Stress of Her Regard, Work in Progress

Never one to stoke the fires of the rumour-mill, I nevertheless feel compelled to report comments made recently by Powers on the Yahoo Groups Tim Powers Forum. Whilst contributing to a thread about The Stress of Her Regard, Powers offered the following in comments in response to a post by another forum member:-

"... I'll be very curious to hear what you think of it -- I've got to re-read it myself, taking notes, since it'll be a bit relevant to the book I'm working on. Don't tell anybody, but this new one looks like being a sort of remote sequel to Stress of Her Regard -- same universe, anyway. Of course it may turn out not to be!"

Either way, it's a tantalising prospect for Powers fans!

Powers's First Editor Dies

Posted by: John on June 24th, 2007 at 12:34
Posted in: Epitaph in Rust, Powers News, The Skies Discrowned

LOCUS reports the death of Roger Elwood, SF editor and anthologist and the man behind the Laser Books series of the mid-seventies that saw Tim Powers in print with his first two novels, The Skies Discrowned and Epitaph In Rust.

Elwood, according to this Wikipedia entry about him, was something of a controversial figure in the science fiction establishment, accused of flooding the short story and anthology market to the point of saturation. Certainly his editorial policy towards Epitaph in Rust displeased Powers. However, it is clear that Elwood made a considerable contribution to the SF field and to Powers's career.

"I'll always be grateful to Roger Elwood for publishing my first two books, which I'm sure nobody else would have done, and also for nudging me into writing historical fantasy novels. Laser Books was a doorway into publishing for a lot of new writers who might otherwise have given up." -- Tim Powers

New German Edition of The Anubis Gates Due in Jan 2008

Posted by: John on June 17th, 2007 at 16:07
Posted in: New Editions, Powers News, The Anubis Gates

A brand new German edition of The Anubis Gates is due to be published in January 2008 by Piper. This edition will be a paperback release featuring brand new cover art and is being published as part of their Fantasy Masterworks series - though this is not mentioned on the publisher web site. Note that this novel was only recently re-released in Germany in 2004 by Heyne in their Fantasy Masterworks series, so there must be quite a demand for this novel over there! You can pre-order directly from Amazon.de.

More details to follow.

Powers to attend Norwegian Convention

Posted by: John on June 13th, 2007 at 12:31
Posted in: Convention Appearances & Signings, Powers News

Tim and Serena are to attend the Oslo Science Fiction Festival, taking place in Oslo, Norway from the 9th to 12th August 2007. There is a web site, but currently it is only available in Norwegian.

I am also due to attend the convention and will be conducting the G.O.H interview with Tim. Come and join us!

LOCUS Special Offer For Tim Powers Fans

Posted by: John on June 13th, 2007 at 12:17
Posted in: Powers News, Special Offers

Those generous folks at LOCUS are offering site visitors a chance to buy their recent March issue - containing a brand new interview with Powers - post paid. Alternatively, you can get this issue free if you take out a one year subscription. This offer is only available via this link.

There's no kick-back to this site should you take up this generous offer - instead you'll be supporting the best genre magazine available to fiction fans, an indispensable resource of reading recommendations and a publication that I am proud to be a subscriber of.

Powers Nominated for Mythopoeic Award

Posted by: John on June 13th, 2007 at 11:51
Posted in: Awards, Powers News

Powers's most recent novel Three Days To Never has been nominated for the 2007 Mythopoeic Award in the Adult Literature catagory.

This award is given annually by the Mythopoeic Society, "a non-profit international literary and educational organization for the study, discussion, and enjoyment of fantastic and mythic literature, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams" and has previously been won by Powers back in 1990 for The Stress of Her Regard. Additionally, Last Call and Declare both made it to the final shortlist.

This year's award will be presented at the Mythcon XXXVIII convention, taking place in Berkeley, California from 3rd to 6th August.