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Genre for Japan Auction for Powers: Secret Histories

Posted by: Rodger on March 28th, 2011 at 14:45
Posted in: Secret Histories, Special Offers

Genre for Japan was set up by members of the speculative fiction community with one goal: to do what we can, however small. From 28th March 2011, they will be auctioning special, rare and unique items donated by people who love genre. All proceeds from the auctions will go to the Japan Tsunami Appeal run by the British Red Cross. PS Publishing has donated a copy of the ultra-limited 3-volume deluxe edition of Tim's work, Powers: Secret Histories. You can bid for it at the Genre for Japan web site.

World Fantasy Award Nomination

Posted by: Rodger on August 25th, 2010 at 13:39
Posted in: Awards, Secret Histories

John Berlyne has been nominated for a World Fantasy Award. His illustrated bibliography of Tim's work, Powers: Secret Histories, was published by PS Publishing. You can see the ballot at the
Locus web site.

First Review of Secret Histories…

Posted by: John on February 2nd, 2009 at 18:08
Posted in: Forthcoming Works, Limited Editions, New Editions, Powers News, Secret Histories

Publication of Secret Histories creeps nearer, as does TP's appearance of guest of honour at this years Eastercon LX in Bradford. I originally thought that holding the book off from appearing before 2009 might be a mistake, but in actual fact I've been glad of the extra time, as it has allowed me to refine and perfect the design and layout of the thing.

Recently PS Publishing very kindly agreed to produce advanced reading copies - forty were printed up a few weeks ago, in glorious, rich full colour and on glossy 130gsm stock and, even though I say so myself, they look quite stunning. They've now been distributed to the trade and review community and we can only sit back and await the verdict.

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Of course, now this thing is actually "out there" as it were, I'm officially crapping it! But, if this first review is anything to go by, it's just possible that I may not have just wasted the last eight years of my life!

Jonathan Strahan Reviews Secret Histories on his blog, Notes from the Other Side of the World.

Secret Histories Trailer

Posted by: John on January 24th, 2009 at 22:19
Posted in: Forthcoming Works, Limited Editions, New Editions, Powers News, Secret Histories

Here's a fun thing – my best friend Russell, video maestro over at Maytree Media has kindly come up with this little trailer for Secret Histories


Watch Tim Powers Bibliography in News Online  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

If this little movie piques your interest, Secret Histories is now available for pre-order at the PS Publishing web site so scoot on over there now and get your order in before all copies are spoken for. And of course, the book will be officially launched at this year's Eastercon, where Powers is to be guest of honour. As April approaches, there'll be further news on Secret Histories, so do check back regularly for further updates.

Secret Histories – Now Available for Preorder

Posted by: John on November 26th, 2008 at 10:33
Posted in: Forthcoming Works, Limited Editions, New Editions, Powers News, Secret Histories

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Secret Histories, my book about Tim Powers (yes, that book! the one I've been writing for about a hundred years!), which is being (aptly) described as a "bibliographic cornucopia" is at long last available for pre-order direct from the PS Publishing web site. Hoorah! The book is available in three states - but hurry, because availability is very limited indeed...

So, you've followed those links and ordered, right? No? Well, if you need any further persuasion, here's the official marketing blurb on the project...

A book that essentially redefines the term 'bibliography', Secret Histories has been nearly ten years in the making and brings together an astonishing range of Powers ephemera - a huge treat and a remarkable resource for both fans and collectors alike.

As well as a complete, illustrated reference of every Tim Powers book published to date, Secret Histories offers an extraordinary insight into the stories behind the stories, collecting together in a single volume Powers material previously seen only in private collections.

Here - in print for the very first time - you'll find poetry, drawings, research and plotting notes, novel outlines, early drafts, out-takes and an excerpt from the author's unpublished 1974 novel, To Serve in Hell.

Supporting these riches are story notes and commentary by Powers himself and you'll also find articles and essays from collaborators, friends and renowned Powers aficionados including Dean Koontz, Jim Blaylock, China MiƩville, Karen Joy Fowler, John Bierer, John Berlyne and William Ashless. Powers: Secret Histories is an unprecedented bibliographic tribute celebrating the work of a truly extraordinary writer.

This deluxe, slipcased, lettered edition includes two additional volumes and is a package to rival any lettered Powers edition released thus far...

The first is an incomplete and previously unpublished novel written by Powers in the early seventies entitled The Waters Deep, Deep, Deep. Only available as part of this package, The Waters, Deep, Deep, Deep will be signed by Powers and will feature unique cover art and internal illustrations by him, as well as both an introduction and afterword.

The second - and this is a doozy!!! - is a full colour facsimile edition of the original handwritten manuscript of The Anubis Gates, complete with doodles, crossings out, dog-eared corners and even coffee stains! Only twenty-six copies of this facsimile, signed by Powers and individually lettered, will be available as part of this deluxe three book, specially slipcased edition... and if you're after one of these , you need to get in there quickly at the PS Publishing web site!

So, there you have it - I'll post more news on this project over the next few months - possibly including preview downloads and sneak peaks at some of the incredible artwork both by Powers and Dirk Berger, specially commissioned for the project. Watch this space!

April/May 08 News Round-up

Posted by: John on April 29th, 2008 at 18:16
Posted in: Convention Appearances & Signings, New Editions, On Stranger Tides, Powers News, Secret Histories

As we all know, time moves slowly in the Powersian world, hence the lack of site updates over recent weeks. However, here's a round up of recent bits 'n pieces for you....

  • A brand new translation of The Anubis Gates has recently been released in South Korea - the first Powers novel to be released in that country.
  • Korean Editions 2007 Editions

    Issued as two volumes (volume one is the blue copy and volume two the yellow) by Woongjin ThinkBigCo. Ltd, this is a trade paperback officially released back in Sept 2007.

  • Subterranean Press have released their trade and limited editions of On Stranger Tides although there's no news yet as to when their lettered state will be available. Meanwhile Powers reports that he has been checking the galleys of the forthcoming Subterranean editions of Last Call, Expiration Date and Earthquake Weather. Subterranean also made this announcement regarding a Blaylock project to which Powers will be contributing.
  • James Pyle, who runs a website called normalityrestored.com has been in touch to tell us about a brand new podcast interview he's done with Powers - you can listen to it via this link. There's a cool Blaylock interview too!
  • Baycon 2008 is only a few weeks away (May 23rd thru 26th)- and Powers will be there as guest of honour.
  • Secret Histories : A Bibliography of the Works of Tim Powers is on schedule for release at the 2009 British Eastercon at which Tim will be guest of honour. I can now confirm that there will be a lettered state of the book and PS Publishing will soon be taking pre-orders. Watch this space! (And I can can add that the lettered state will have something very, Very, VERY special as part of the package!) More on this in due course.