Alternate Routes

Alternate Routes

by Tim Powers

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481483407
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 219,163
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tim Powers won the World Fantasy Award twice for his critically acclaimed novels Last Call and Declare. Declare also received the International Horror Guild Award. His novel On Stranger Tides inspired the Monkey Island video game series and was sold to Disney for the movie franchise installment Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. His book The Anubis Gates won the Philip K. Dick award and is considered a modern science fiction classic and a progenitor of the Steampunk genre. Powers won the Dick award again for straight science fiction post-apocalypse novel Dinner at Deviant’s Palace. Many of his novels, such as Last Call, and Alternate Routes, are so-called “secret histories,” which use real historical events in which supernatural and metaphysical elements influence the story in weird and compelling manners. Powers grew up in Southern California and studied English at Cal State Fullerton, where he met frequent collaborators James Blaylock and K. W. Jeter, as well as renowned science fiction author Philip K. Dick, who became a close friend and mentor. Powers is a practicing Catholic who claims “stories are more effective, and more truly represent the writer’s actual convictions, when they manifest themselves without the writer’s conscious assistance. I concern myself with my plots, but I let my subconscious worry about my themes.” Powers still resides in Southern California with his wife, Serena.

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Alternate Routes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I’m never sure just what’s going on in Tim Powers’ books, but it’s quite a ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tim Powers at his best.