Alison Flood of guardian.co.uk talked to Tim Powers about On Stranger Tides and other topics. He gets chatty about his next book and he explains how he builds his fantastic tales from 'real-world lumber'.
Posted by: Rodger on June 3rd, 2011 at 15:03
Posted in: Convention Appearances & Signings
On the 16th of July, Tim Powers will be doing a signing at:
3512 W. Magnolia
Burbank, CA 91505 U.S.A.
Maryann Yin of GalleyCat talked to Tim Powers about how his book inspired Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
The red carpet for the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was broadcast live on May 07, 2011. You can rewatch the broadcast by clicking on the link below. Tim is interviewed at about the 38 minute mark.
Live May 07, 2011
Corvus released an edition of On Stranger Tides in the UK (cover above left) on the first of May 2011. Not to be outdone, Harper has released two editions of On Stranger Tides, both in late April 2011 (cover above middle and right).
John Berlyne reports that there is big promotion on Amazon.co.uk's Kindle store and both On Stranger Tides and Declare are available for only £1.00 and £1.23. I went to have a look and I got the message, "Kindle titles at Amazon.co.uk are available for UK customers only." So if you're in the UK, here are the links for each.
On Stranger Tides
Last August, Tim mentioned that he and Serena were going to visit the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Here is evidence that they made it and had a chance to meet Johnny Depp.
Posted by: Rodger on April 16th, 2011 at 15:20
Posted in: Powers News
Tim will be co-teaching the Writers of the Future Workshop with K.D. Wentworth in Hollywood from May 10 through the 15th, and, in June from the 3rd through the 5th, he will be the Guest of Honor at Soonercon in Oklahoma City.
Tim sent along this summary of his new novel. It may be called Hide Me Among the Graves or Blood Between Us. HarperCollins has scheduled the book for next year.
In the winter of 1862, London veterinarian John Crawford learns that his interlude with a prostitute seven years earlier has produced a daughter. The now-reformed ex-prostitute, Adelaide McKee, has recently learned that their lost daughter is still alive—but that the girl's life and soul are in peril from a vampiric ghost whose murderous attention McKee drew in her bad old days.
The vampire ghost is John Polidori, Lord Byron's one-time physician and uncle to the poet Christina Rossetti and her brother, the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, both of whose works are supernaturally aided by the influence of Polidori. But when Polidori horribly makes a resurrected vampire of Dante's wife, and threatens other family members, the Rossettis know that they must find a way to destroy their monstrous uncle, even though it means the end of their best work.
Thrown together with Crawford and McKee, who hope to find and save their fugitive daughter, the Rossettis find themselves plunged into a supernatural London underworld they never suspected. Each of the mismatched four, and the Artful-Dodger-like daughter too—in the midst of shootings and narrow escapes and supernatural warfare — must ultimately choose between stressful life and the unholy immortality that Polidori offers.
The novel sweeps from high London society to the grimmest slums, from the elegant salons of the West End to the pre-Roman catacombs under St. Paul's cathedral, and ultimately reveals a supernatural revenge plot against England that has been brewing since the queen of the native Iceni was killed by the Roman governor Suetonius in 60 AD.