Tim Powers

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(1952 --)

Tim Powers is an sf and fantasy author of many novels, mostly secret histories in which he uses actual historical events, but provides an alternative fantastic explanation of them. He said, "I made it an ironclad rule that I could not change or disregard any of the recorded facts, nor rearrange any days of the calendar – and then I tried to figure out what momentous but unrecorded fact could explain them all."

As an English Lit major, he met his close friends and sometimes collaborators James Blaylock and K. W. Jeter, (with whom he invented the author William Ashbless), and he still teaches and works as a writer-in-residence.

His first major novel was The Drawing of the Dark, followed by The Anubis Gates, Declare, and a dozen other novels. His On Stranger Tides was the basis of the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

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Also involved with: Arcana 34 - Big Sky - Con*Stellation XVII - ConQuesT 17 - Conestoga 2001 - Fourth Street Fantasy 1988 - IllogiCon ii - James P. Blaylock - La-La Con 1 - Mythcon XXVI - Philcon 2008 - Philip K. Dick Award - Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award
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