What does Tim Powers write about?

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Nothing like jumpin' in four years later. Tim Powers is writer guest of honor at BayCon 08 Memorial weekend (May 23rd?) in Santa Clara, CA. I read Three Days to Never. I liked the Einstein elements. In fact this book was discussed in this thread while he was writing it I believe. Anyhow, overall, it really wasn't my cup of tea, but I thought I'd find something else by him that I might like better since I'll have a chance to meet him. I'll go with one of those SF ones. I'm not much for fantasy. Thanks for the info here. :)
 

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Yes, the fact that Tim Powers is one of the guests has definitely caused me to rethink my decision not to go this year.
 

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Yes, I've been to BayCon many, many times. In my opinion, it used to be one of the best conventions anywhere, but not so much in recent years.

One thing I used to like was the fact that it attracted guests from all over the West coast and into Arizona; being on panels was a good way to meet other writers you might never otherwise get the chance to talk with. Last year, it was pretty much just us local folks, and not so many of us.

But, as I said, Tim Powers makes the prospect of this year sound more appealing.
 

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Nothing like jumpin' in four years later. Tim Powers is writer guest of honor at BayCon 08 Memorial weekend (May 23rd?) in Santa Clara, CA. I read Three Days to Never. I liked the Einstein elements. In fact this book was discussed in this thread while he was writing it I believe. Anyhow, overall, it really wasn't my cup of tea, but I thought I'd find something else by him that I might like better since I'll have a chance to meet him. I'll go with one of those SF ones. I'm not much for fantasy. Thanks for the info here. :)

His fantasy are historical fantasy in real history and not in invented worlds that you might like if you like historical fiction.

IMO he is at best with his fantasy.
 

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His fantasy are historical fantasy in real history and not in invented worlds that you might like if you like historical fiction.

IMO he is at best with his fantasy.

Connavar,
Thanks. I'll see what I can find. I do like historical fiction. I'm reading John Jakes' Kent Family Chronicles in tandem with Lee Singer's Blackjack (sf). My speaking gig is in a bookstore tomorrow. Maybe they'll have some of his stuff by now. They only have used stuff so it's hit and miss. They had nothing by him last time. I can check the library on Monday failing that.
 

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