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.
Posted by: Rodger on March 6th, 2011 at 14:48
Posted in: Awards, Declare
The shortlist for the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction Literature has just been announced and Declare, published by Corvus, is on it. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 27th April 2011 at an award ceremony held during the 10th Annual SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival. You can read more at the SCI-FI-LONDON web site.
Posted by: Rodger on December 14th, 2010 at 17:29
Posted in: Uncategorized
John Berlyne sent along a screen capture from the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides trailer posted in the last few days. If the capture image is too small, you can view a much bigger version by clicking on the image. Or you may prefer to view the whole trailer, you can view it below or go to YouTube for a bigger version.
One of our correspondents sent us a link to a MP3 audio file interview with Tim Powers. Rick Kleffel of The Agony Column did a phone interview with Tim. You can find A 2010 Interview with Tim Powers. The link to the MP3 interview is posted there.
Christine Amarantus has written an article for The Daily Titan of Call State Fullerton. In it, she interviews James Blaylock and Tim Powers about their time there and the early days of their writing. It covers their days with Philip K. Dick and K.W. Jeter and delves into their adventures developing novels known as steampunk. It mentions their relationship with William Ashbless who gave On Stranger Tides its name.
While Johnny Depp is expected to return as Captain Jack Sparrow for a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Titans may be interested to know that the roots of it stem back to Cal State Fullerton.
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.
Science Fiction Awards Watch reports that the nominees for the Xatafi-Cyberdark Spanish language awards have been announced. The results will be announced at the Getafe Negro convention in Madrid over the weekend of October 18-24, 2010.
The nominees include:
Titán, Ben Bova (La Factoría de Ideas)
Diáspora, Greg Egan (AJEC)
El corcel (The Mount), Carol Emshwiller (Alamut)
El nombre del viento (The Name of the Wind), Patrick Rothfuss (Plaza & Janés)
El reparador de biblias (The Bible Repairman), Tim Powers (Gigamesh)
Visión ciega (Blindsight), Peter Watts (Bibliópolis)
"Un alma embotellada" ("A soul in a bottle"), Tim Powers (El reparador de biblias (The Bible Repairman), Gigamesh)
"El camino de bajada" ("The low road"), Tim Powers (El reparador de biblias (The Bible Repairman), Gigamesh)
"Dondequiera que se oculten" ("Wherever it hides"), Tim Powers (El reparador de biblias (The Bible Repairman), Gigamesh)
"El reparador de biblias" ("The Bible repairman"), Tim Powers (El reparador de biblias (The Bible Repairman), Gigamesh)
Charnel House is doing a 126-copy edition of Deliver Us From Evil: A Portion and Outline. Every copy will come with a sheet of the original hand-written manuscript, which Tim wrote in 1978/9. According to Tim as posted on the Charnel House website:
It's a book proposal I sent to Lester del Rey in 1979, right after he bought The Drawing of the Dark, and, since I didn't know any better in those days, it's three chapters and an insanely detailed outline. Del Rey rejected it, of course, and twenty years ago I gave the manuscript to Joe Stefko, and he recently dug it out and decided that the (my rough guess) 20,000 word outline was so insanely detailed that it adequately continued and finished the story begun in the first three chapters. Altogether the thing is probably about 35,000 words.
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