Tim Powers

Tim Powers is an American science fiction and fantasy author known for his intricate plots and meticulous attention to historical detail. He has won numerous awards, including the World Fantasy Award for his novels 'Last Call' and 'Declare'. His works often feature secret histories in which real-world events are influenced by supernatural forces. Powers' notable books include 'On Stranger Tides', which inspired the fourth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film, and 'The Anubis Gates', a time-travel adventure.


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  1. 1. The Anubis Gates

    "The Anubis Gates" is a thrilling time-travel adventure set in 19th-century London. When a wealthy industrialist organizes a trip back in time to witness a famous poet's lecture, the journey takes an unexpected turn. The protagonist, Brendan Doyle, finds himself trapped in the past, caught in a web of magic, Egyptian mythology, and a secret society. As he navigates through dangerous encounters and encounters historical figures, Doyle must unravel the mysteries of time travel and find a way back to his own time before it's too late.

    The 1364th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Stress of Her Regard

    "The Stress of Her Regard" by Tim Powers is a supernatural thriller that follows the life of a young doctor, Michael Crawford, who becomes entangled with a group of poets haunted by a mysterious force that feeds off their creativity. As Michael delves deeper into the lives of these poets, he discovers that they are all connected by a common thread: they have all been visited by a seductive, vampiric creature known as a Lamia. As he struggles to uncover the truth behind the Lamia's power and its connection to the poets, Michael must confront his own demons and fight for his own survival.

    The 3679th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Last Call

    In "Last Call," a gripping blend of historical fantasy and modern-day thriller, the story delves into the mystical underbelly of Las Vegas, where a professional gambler discovers that a high-stakes card game played with a Tarot deck has the power to reshuffle reality itself. The protagonist must navigate a world where magic and mobsters intertwine, facing off against a formidable adversary who seeks to use the arcane game to become the Fisher King and wield control over the fate of the Western world. As he struggles to understand the rules of this supernatural game and the powers at play, he must confront his own past and make perilous alliances to protect himself and those he loves from the consequences of this cosmic gamble.

    The 10517th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. Declare

    In this supernatural espionage thriller, a British intelligence agent uncovers a secret history of paranormal forces and Cold War intrigue. The protagonist is drawn into a world where mythical creatures and occult rituals are entwined with real historical events, particularly those involving the Soviet Union. As he navigates a shadowy battlefield that spans from the ruins of post-war Europe to the deserts of the Middle East, he must confront a demonic entity and unravel a conspiracy that challenges his understanding of reality, all while grappling with personal demons and a complex love interest. The novel blends historical fact with dark fantasy, creating a unique tapestry of suspense and supernatural warfare.

    The 10607th Greatest Book of All Time