Skip to main content 
Owing to the screen size of your device, you may obtain a better viewing experience by rotating your device a quarter-turn (to get the so-called “panorama” screen view).
owlcroft logo
An Owlcroft Company
web site.

 Click to 
email us.

If you like this site,
please post a link to it!

Great Science-Fiction & Fantasy Works

Science-fiction & fantasy literature: a critical list with discussions.

Welcome to the Great Science-Fiction & Fantasy Works web site!

You have apparently come to this page from a link on a search engine or another site. If this is your first visit here, I much recommend that you take a few minutes to look over the introductory material accessible via the red “Introductory” navigation block just below the pictures. An understanding of the purposes and principles of organization of this site will, I hope and believe, much augment your experience here, for this page and in general. You can simply click this link to get at the site front page, which, unsurprisingly, is the best place to start. Thank you for visiting.
Search, or just roll your cursor over the colored boxes farther below.
Click the “X” above to dismiss the Search results.

You are here:  Home  »  Authors  »  Individual  »  Tim Powers ( = this page)

Site navigation: place your cursor over a block below to see the pages list for that block.

Tim Powers

Quick page jumps:

Standard Disclaimer:

This is a brief discussion of Tim Powers and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Powers.

This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Powers: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)

I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Powers tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Powers worthy; in sum, to help you rank Tim Powers (and the works by Powers listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.

A Few Words About Tim Powers

Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the “Other Resources” section below will lead you to some information about the “Notable Books” listed farther down this page.

Return to the page top. ↑

Other Tim Powers Resources

Tim Powers Resources on the Web

There are now several Powers-focussed sites and pages, though some are now getting rather dated. Of the dedicated sites, there are (in no special order): The Works of Tim Powers [archived copy, site now dark]; Tim Powers’ Facebook page; The Anubis Gates [archived copy]; Stranger Tides [archived copy]; and The Digging Anubis (dedicated to both Powers and James Blaylock, who are friends and frequent collaborators).

Of Powers pages, notable is Powers, Tim at the always useful Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. A couple of others are Tim Powers at The PotC Wiki and The Paranoid Squint of Tim Powers by Frederick Gero Heimbach at Liberty Island.

There are numerous interviews to be found. A representative few include Interview With Tim Powers by Fiona Kelleghan at Science Fiction Studies; Interview: Tim Powers at Lightspeed; Tim Powers: ‘I don’t have to make anything up’, an interview by Alison Flood at The Guardian; and A Conversation With Tim Powers by Kim Fawcett at the SF Site.

There are also seemingly countless one-off reviews of particular books available on the web. Rather than present a laundry list here to prove that I can use a search engine, let me point you to a couple of lists assembled by others: “Related Articles and Interviews” [archived copy] at The Works of Tim Powers (as noted above, site now dark); and “Links to Tim Powers Related Stuff” at Stranger Tides (also linked above) [archived copy].

For yet more Powers material, remember that Google Is Your Friend.

Return to the page top. ↑

Tim Powers Resources in Print

I could find none.

Return to the page top. ↑

Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Tim Powers ***

(For more possible titles by this author, see the “Unrated Books by Rated Authors” page.)

Return to the page top. ↑

Disclaimers  |  Privacy Policy

owl logo This site is one of The Owlcroft Company family of web sites. Please click on the link (or the owl) to see a menu of our other diverse user-friendly, helpful sites.
owl logo Like all our sites, this one is hosted at the highly regarded Pair Networks, whom we strongly recommend—click the link to learn more. (To get 20% off on hosting fees if you move to Pair, use code pairref-FyXypEEk)

(Note: All Owlcroft systems run on Ubuntu Linux and we heartily recommend it to everyone—click on the link for more information).

All content copyright © 2023 The Owlcroft Company
(excepting quoted material, which is believed to be Fair Use).

This web page is strictly compliant with the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML) Protocol v1.0 (Transitional) and the W3C Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Protocol v3 — because we care about interoperability. Click on the logos below to test us!

This page was last modified on Friday, 31 March 2023, at 12:59 am Pacific Time.