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On Stranger Tides Set Visit

Posted by: Rodger on August 13th, 2010 at 11:49
Posted in: Movie News

Tim reports:

Serena and I might get to visit the set of the Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides on Tuesday, the 17th of August. If it works out, I'll describe here what went on.

A 2009 Interview with Tim Powers

Posted by: Rodger on August 11th, 2010 at 15:26
Posted in: Convention Appearances & Signings, Interviews

One of our intrepid correspondents sent us a link to a podcast which features Tim Powers. Rick Kleffel of The Agony Column did an interview with Tim at the World Fantasy Convention in 2009. You can find A 2009 Interview with Tim Powers. The link to the audio interview is posted there.

On Stranger Tides Movie News

Posted by: Rodger on July 28th, 2010 at 13:20
Posted in: Movie News

Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides

News is starting to surface on the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides. Several people emailed me with links and I thought you'd like to see what they found.

Guest of Honor at Renovation: The 69th World Science Fiction Convention

Posted by: Rodger on July 18th, 2010 at 17:26
Posted in: Convention Appearances & Signings

Tim Powers is Guest of Honor at Renovation: The 69th World Science Fiction Convention to be held in Reno, Nevada USA between August 17-21, 2011.

Don Glover sent us a link of a video that he did with Tim taken at this year's Westercon.

Normal Service Has Resumed

Posted by: Rodger on July 18th, 2010 at 16:58
Posted in: Site News

As John mentioned in his post of April 22nd, 2010, there have been some changes. My name is Rodger and I've taken over the site. Perhaps taken over is a bit aggressive. John asked me to take it over, I said OK and, with John and DT's help, moved it to the server I use for my other sites.

I'm the fellow who does work at SF Site. My title there is Publisher/Managing Editor but only because it looks good on the letterhead. I also work on a handful of other sites like those for Charles de Lint and Stephen Jones.

I first met Tim Powers back in 1984. I was a co-chair of the World Fantasy Convention held in my home town. It had been a hectic weekend. For example, The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub had just been released and just about everyone wanted to get their book signed and spend a moment with the authors. Both of them were gracious in wanting to accommodate everybody.

On Sunday after the banquet, the planned events were wrapping up and I had just left the head table and undid my tie when I was approached by Tim and James Blaylock who stopped me to introduce themselves. I just about swooned. Two of my then and still favourite authors were in town. They thanked me for the grand time they were having and gave me a copy of Offering The Bicentennial Edition of The Complete Twelve Hours of the Night.

I've been re-introduced to Tim Powers many times since. I still buy all of his books and read them immediately and read them again some time later. I'm still a fan and he is still one of my favourite authors. I only hope I can keep up the quality of information and detail that John has gathered and posted. If not, I imagine he'll let me know.

Normal Service Will Be Resumed Shortly…

Posted by: John on April 22nd, 2010 at 9:04
Posted in: Site News

Apologies all for the dormancy of the site. It has been many, many months since I last posted here, as real life has conspired to throw enough at me to send the site far, far down my priority list.

This is not to say there has been nothing to report either! Ironically the last year or so has contained some fantastically newsworthy Powers related stuff - not least the announcement of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Tim being announced as Guest of Honour at the 2011 Worldcon in Reno, the publication of quite a few new editions all over the world, the publication and acclaimed for Secret Histories, Tim and Serena's first visit to the UK and a bunch of other stuff.

Hopefully we'll be able to bring you some detail on all these stories in due course as we're making some admin changes here at the site that are aimed to get things moving once again. More soon!

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.


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

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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.

Powers Introduces…

Posted by: John on January 24th, 2009 at 13:21
Posted in: Forthcoming Works, Powers News

Powers has written the introduction to a new edition of A. Merritt's classic fantasy, The Ships of Ishtar which is being published this coming May from Piazo's Planet Stories imprint. Here's the blurb...

"Explorer John Kenton returns from a lifetime of wanderings and the wreckage of World War I to discover a mysterious block of Babylonian basalt containing a crystal model of an ancient ship—the Ship of Ishtar!

The sultry magic of the fabled ship draws Kenton into its dreamworld, where a strange crew plucked from the ages sails in a lushly imagined mystical seascape. At the fore of the ship is Sharane, beautiful, proud, luxurious priestess instilled with the power of Ishtar, goddess of Love, Wrath, and Vengeance. On the prow broods inhuman Klaneth, infused with the essence of Negal, god of the Underworld. Kenton finds himself in a cosmic struggle of wills between them sixty centuries in the making! Will he claim Sharane and take command the Ship of Ishtar, or will its mysterious power take command of him?

Science fiction legend Abraham Merrit was a giant of the early 20th century, inspiring the lush language and mystical subjects of authors like H.P. Lovecraft, C.L. Moore, Clark Ashton Smith, and others. In his day he was among the most famous authors in America, with his books selling millions of copies, but today he is mostly forgotten. Planet Stories presents the triumphant return of a true master of fantasy, A. Merritt!"

A Time to Cast Away Stones

Posted by: John on December 16th, 2008 at 10:58
Posted in: A Time to Cast Away Stones, Forthcoming Works, Limited Editions, New Editions, Powers News

Further to my announcement back in July 2007, there's a little more (but not much!) news on the forthcoming Powers release from Charnel House Books which now has a confirmed title... tantalising stuff, eh? Click on the ad text below to go directly to the publisher's web site, where you can register your interest in this title prior to pre-orders opening.