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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

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!