New Tim Powers novel soon

Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

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Three Days To Never, Tim Powers' new novel, is already up for pre-order at the Subterranean Press website, so that's where you should go if you're waelthy and can't wait. Hopefully, there will be a mass market paperback at some point in the near future. In the meantime, here's a synopsis:

[font=Arial, Helvetica][size=-1]When 12-year-old Daphne Marrity steals a videotape of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure from her grandmother's house, neither she nor her college-professor father, Frank Marrity, have any idea that the theft has drawn the attention of both the Israeli Secret Service and an ancient European organization of occultists -- or that within hours they'll be visited by her long-lost grandfather, who also wants that videotape.
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And when Daphne's teddy bear is stolen, and a blind assassin nearly kills her father, and a phantom begins to speak to her from a switched-off television set, Daphne and her father find themselves running for their lives through a southern California in which magic and the undead past are dangers as great as the guns of living assassins.
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From ancient prophesies about Israel to the secret lives of Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein, this breathtaking novel throws a suburban father and daughter into the midst of an ancient supernatural battle.[/size][/font]
 

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Interesting. I have yet to attempt a Tim Powers novel though I intend to get the Anubis one soon (it's the only one my library has). We'll see if I have a new author to keep an eye on.
 

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I didnt care much for the book I tried by Powers from my library earlier this year. However, I may try another of his and see if that agrees with me more. I just found his plot confusing to follow.
 

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Powers does have a bit of a kitchen-sink approach to plotting at times, as this review of his new short story collection, Strange Itineraries mentions. Either way, it's another book I'm looking out for.
 

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power's gate is one of my all time favs.
 
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rune said:
I didnt care much for the book I tried by Powers from my library earlier this year. However, I may try another of his and see if that agrees with me more. I just found his plot confusing to follow.

Do I recall from another thread that you began with Earthquake Weather? That probably wasn't the best book to start with, as it's the conclusion of a trilogy. Granted, the trilogy is very loosely associated, but Earthquake Weather is where the first two books join up, so I can see how it might have been a bit difficult to follow. I think it would have been better if you had begun with Last Call, followed that with Expiration Date, and then read Earthquake Weather. If you want a stand-alone Powers, Declare a try. Or, it sounds like some of his earlier works might also suit...I haven't read those, as my library system is a little sparse on his books.:)
 

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Hey Lil'miss, I never got back to you about "Kim" and the other thread is now closed. But it's really interesting reading it with Declare in mind, making a villian out of your typical boy hero. Well worth a read or reread after Declare, although "Kim" ends with O'Hara at about 16 and just beginning his spycraft.
 

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