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Clacke
02-21-2011, 06:55 AM
I feel that Tim Powers is a vastly underrated author. Admittedly his output is quite small (twelve novels in 34 years!), but he is a fantastic writer with some great and quite diverse works. He also has a decent-sized catalogue of short stories and novellas. Pretty much everything he's released has ended up as small press editions with Charnel House and Subterranean Press being the main contributors. I've been digging through my Powers stuff and here's a few random items.

First up: Three proofs.
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The Fisher King Trilogy from Subterranean Press, all #19:
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The Stress Of Her Regard from Charnel House:
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Lettered On Stranger Tides from Subterranean Press:
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Clacke
02-21-2011, 06:58 AM
Jeez, those photos are large! Sorry!

The Drawing Of The Dark from Hypatia Press:
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A twice signed Dinner At Deviant's Palace including a doodle of the main character:

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A Time To Cast Away Stones from Charnel House:
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Clacke
02-21-2011, 07:04 AM
A three times signed Drawing Of The Dark paperback:http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/722/medium/DSC00088.JPGhttp://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/722/medium/DSC00089.JPGhttp://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/722/medium/DSC00090.JPG

A first edition UK On Stranger Tides which has my all-time favourite dustjacket art:
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Clacke
02-21-2011, 07:14 AM
Finally the fantastic bibliography from PS Publishing which also came with an early unpublished novel and a facsimile of The Anubis Gates manuscript:
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Tito_Villa
02-21-2011, 07:54 AM
Very interesting, i've never read anything by Mr Powers but will definately be looking out for him from now on.
Love all the dust jacket art too!

biomieg
02-21-2011, 07:59 AM
I had never heard of Tim Powers but these books look awesome!

goathunter
02-21-2011, 08:37 AM
Thanks for the photos! I haven't seen some of these. Tim Powers's work is great. The Anubis Gates is one of my favorite novels. I'm due for a re-read.

The new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is based on On Stranger Tides.

Hunter

goathunter
02-21-2011, 08:48 AM
I have the Babbage Press trade paperback of On Stranger Tides (along with the Subterranean Trade Hardcover). I first met Tim at the 1989 World Fantasy Convention in Seattle. I saw him again at Hypericon in Nashville in 2006, and he signed the Babbage Press edition for me. He said that I had one of the rare ones---apparently there was a coloring problem with the cover of the first couple of dozen paperbacks that were printed. I haven't seen any others to know what's different.

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I also have the Subterrean Fisher King trilogy, but that's about it, as far as collectible Powers goes.

Hunter

jhanic
02-21-2011, 08:56 AM
It looks as if the earlier copies were not printed with the intensity of color as the later ones:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Stranger-Tides-Tim-Powers-2006-Paperback-/180623033029?pt=US_Fiction_Books&hash=item2a0df8c2c5

John

Ari_Racing
02-21-2011, 09:42 AM
I don't want to confirm it, but as far as I know On strager tides is not the book that inspired the new Pirates of the caribbean movie.

But this book DID inspire one of the best videogames ever: The Secret of Monkey Island

ELazansky
02-21-2011, 09:44 AM
I don't want to confirm it, but as far as I know On strager tides is not the book that inspired the new Pirates of the caribbean movie.

But this book DID inspire one of the best videogames ever: The Secret of Monkey Island

Ah, Guybrush Threepwood - one of the greatest video game heroes ever!

goathunter
02-21-2011, 10:19 AM
I don't want to confirm it, but as far as I know On strager tides is not the book that inspired the new Pirates of the caribbean movie

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is definitely based on Tim Powers's On Stranger Tides. Here is an interview with Tim Powers (http://www.filmofilia.com/2009/10/07/pirates-of-the-caribbean-on-stranger-tides-based-on-the-book/) about it. Who knows how closely the movie will follow the book, but it definitely takes its inspiration from Powers's novel.

This is from the Wikipedia page for the movie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_of_the_Caribbean:_On_Stranger_Tides):


On October 7, 2009, author Tim Powers confirmed that Disney bought the rights of his novel, On Stranger Tides, in April 2007.[28] The script was written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, who wrote the whole Pirates trilogy, and Rossio has stated that they will use elements from the novel, particularly Blackbeard and the Fountain of Youth, but the film would not be a straight adaptation.[29] Initial rumors stated the story had Jack Sparrow and Barbossa meeting up in the newly founded New Orleans, before they sail to find the Fountain of Youth together. A production spokesman confirmed the claim to be false, saying that the synopsis is different and even though location scouts visited New Orleans, production would occur in Hawaii and the United Kingdom.


Hunter

Ari_Racing
02-21-2011, 10:38 AM
:) Touché.

Gotta read it fast, then.

Clacke
02-21-2011, 11:02 AM
I have the Babbage Press trade paperback of On Stranger Tides (along with the Subterranean Trade Hardcover). I first met Tim at the 1989 World Fantasy Convention in Seattle. I saw him again at Hypericon in Nashville in 2006, and he signed the Babbage Press edition for me. He said that I had one of the rare ones---apparently there was a coloring problem with the cover of the first couple of dozen paperbacks that were printed. I haven't seen any others to know what's different.

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I also have the Subterrean Fisher King trilogy, but that's about it, as far as collectible Powers goes.

Hunter

Taken from the official bibliography:

The first fifty copies in the print run of this edition have a slightly bluer tint to the cover art than the rest. Additionally a touch up to the artwork made Blackbeard's eyes slightly less wild looking!

Looks like he was telling you the truth!

goathunter
02-21-2011, 11:05 AM
Thanks for the info! Now that I read that, I think he did mention Blackbeard's eyes, too. :)

Hunter

Ari_Racing
02-21-2011, 07:03 PM
I remember reading somewhere that Phillip Dick wrote one of the pages of The Anubis Gates

Clacke
04-27-2011, 02:40 PM
The latest Tim Powers book, published by Charnel House: Deliver Us From Evil.

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Each copy of the book comes with an original page of the hand written manuscript.

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Tito_Villa
04-28-2011, 12:50 AM
That looks real nice, top of the line quality

Randall Flagg
04-28-2011, 09:53 AM
I love Charnel House books. They produce some of the best books I have ever seen. Congratulations.

harrison ryan
04-28-2011, 11:05 AM
This makes me want to learn to bind books and make slipcases...!

Clacke
04-28-2011, 02:26 PM
Yeah, Charnel House produce top quality work. They're expensive but you certainly get beautiful books.

Randall Flagg
04-29-2011, 10:49 AM
I hope to have an announcement here soon. Perhaps the "Holy Grail" of Tim Powers collecting.

swintek
04-29-2011, 03:30 PM
Well, I'm intrigued! What could it be?

Randall Flagg
04-29-2011, 04:28 PM
The Holy Grail. For King Collectors the "Asbestos Firestarter" and The DTI S/L

Clacke
05-06-2011, 03:22 AM
I hope to have an announcement here soon. Perhaps the "Holy Grail" of Tim Powers collecting.

I notice that this is crossed off your list in the 2011 Collecting Goal thread.
So, when is the big reveal.........:drool:

Randall Flagg
05-06-2011, 05:53 AM
Today.

swintek
05-06-2011, 08:57 AM
Well, it can only be one thing. And, this is indeed HUGE. I haven't seen one offered in years. Can't wait to hear all the details!

Randall Flagg
05-06-2011, 10:30 AM
Well, it can only be one thing. And, this is indeed HUGE. I haven't seen one offered in years. Can't wait to hear all the details!
What do you think it is?

swintek
05-06-2011, 05:25 PM
Well, The "Holy Grail" of Powers collecting HAS to be the Charnel House Lettered edition of LAST CALL. Uhhh....right?

Ron

Randall Flagg
05-07-2011, 05:44 AM
Check out my Collection thread to see.

Justin Case
05-07-2011, 11:30 AM
Wow Clacke, seriously great photos. I'm a real Powers fan as well and have most all the limiteds (except the outreageously cool Last Call lettered from Charnel House.... simply unremittingly kick ass. I'm missing the the variants of Drawing of the Dark as well... mine is the darkest brown). The UK Robinson edition of Stanger Tides is also in my top favorite covers of all time, I'm glad Sub Press redid the US cover on their limited which I like a lot as well (wish it had more extra's though :)). Do you like Blaylock and Jeter as well? This is such a cool thread, I'm sorry I only found out about it today. Mr. Flagg, I'm waiting with bated breath for your revelations... please reveal ;)

Randall Flagg
05-07-2011, 01:34 PM
Picked this up a few days ago. I consider it the "Holy Grail" of Tim Powers collecting. The Book is Last Call. 26 Lettered copies were Printed by Charnel House. Here is a description:
LAST CALL by Tim Powers lettered edition published by Charnel House!

This is considered by many to be the holy grail of small press horror collectors. It very very rarely comes up for sale and is felt by many collectors to be the most beautiful book published in the 20th century.

The tarot card that is bound into the cover of this book is of the LOVERS and making it an even more sought after of the 26 produced. This is letter "I" of 26 lettered edition. Book is in fine unread condition.

If interested I can send you more photos of this unique exotic item.




Hand sewn
Illustrated with tarot cards by Peter Richardson which were set in borders by J.K. Potter
Text has been typeset from the authors original manuscript and printed on Mohawk Superfine
Illustrations are printed on Vintage Gloss
Bound in full hunter green Morocco leather
22kt. gold stamped spine
Each copy has a tarot card inlayed above two poker chips from the Flamingo Hotel & Casino embedded in the front board
Endleaves are uncut sheets of one dollar bills and the limitation sheet is made from uncut sheets of two dollar bills from the U.S. mint.
Signed by the Author



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swintek
05-07-2011, 03:20 PM
HOLY F... ,I mean, ahem, Grail, indeed! Major congrats on one of the toughest- and more importantly- worthy acquisitions. What I mean by that is a true Holy Grail shouldn't be just about rarity, but also form and content. SK's "Holy Grail" satisfies neither of those. This on the other hand satisfies all three. Thanks so much for the cool pics! Where ever did you find it?

Ron

Randall Flagg
05-07-2011, 07:11 PM
HOLY F... ,I mean, ahem, Grail, indeed! Major congrats on one of the toughest- and more importantly- worthy acquisitions. What I mean by that is a true Holy Grail shouldn't be just about rarity, but also form and content. SK's "Holy Grail" satisfies neither of those. This on the other hand satisfies all three. Thanks so much for the cool pics! Where ever did you find it?

Ron
Google and Ebay searches did not turn up the book (at least not on the first ~10 pages). I backtracked to find someone that at one time owned one. Locating that person took a bit of work, but once found, he pointed me to the right person. There are still 25 copies out there-happy hunting!

Clacke
05-08-2011, 04:12 AM
HOLY F... ,I mean, ahem, Grail, indeed! Major congrats on one of the toughest- and more importantly- worthy acquisitions. What I mean by that is a true Holy Grail shouldn't be just about rarity, but also form and content. SK's "Holy Grail" satisfies neither of those. This on the other hand satisfies all three. Thanks so much for the cool pics! Where ever did you find it?

Ron
Google and Ebay searches did not turn up the book (at least not on the first ~10 pages). I backtracked to find someone that at one time owned one. Locating that person took a bit of work, but once found, he pointed me to the right person. There are still 25 copies out there-happy hunting!

Many congratulations! That is a wonderful purchase! And it very rarely comes on the market for sale.

carlosdetweiller
05-08-2011, 04:36 AM
HOLY F... ,I mean, ahem, Grail, indeed! Major congrats on one of the toughest- and more importantly- worthy acquisitions. What I mean by that is a true Holy Grail shouldn't be just about rarity, but also form and content. SK's "Holy Grail" satisfies neither of those. This on the other hand satisfies all three. Thanks so much for the cool pics! Where ever did you find it?

Ron
Google and Ebay searches did not turn up the book (at least not on the first ~10 pages). I backtracked to find someone that at one time owned one. Locating that person took a bit of work, but once found, he pointed me to the right person. There are still 25 copies out there-happy hunting!

A couple of years ago there were a couple of copies on ABE at high prices (over $7K, IIRC). As Jerome said, there are none listed now. I've got one but it is in a matching set of lettered copies and unlikely to be broken out of the set.

In 2000 I bought a set of the first 6 books published by Charnel House, all matching letter "C" for $7500. THE STRESS OF HER REGARD by Tim Powers, THE NEW NEIGHBOR by Ray Garton, BEASTCHILD by Dean Koontz, LAST CALL by Tim Powers, DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART by Dean Koontz and WHERE THEY ARE HID by Tim Powers. The seller claimed (and rightfully so) that I could buy subsequent letter "C's" as they were issued. I honestly thought at the time that Charnel House was defunct and there would be no further books. I've kept the set going but it is really expensive to do so. There are currently 25 published titles and they average $1500-$2000 apiece (roughly). Three more are on the way and already paid for. I really didn't know what I was getting into but the books ARE beautiful.

carlosdetweiller
05-08-2011, 06:29 AM
I didn't want to hijack Jerome's personal collection thread so I'm posting this image of my book here. Posters in Jerome's thread wanted to see other Tarot cards. I got the "6 of Swords." I am not that impressed and I once told Joe Stefko. He was surprised and said it was one of his favorites. Go figure.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/carlosdetweiller/lastcall.jpg

Room 217 Caretaker
05-08-2011, 06:45 AM
OK.....now I've seen four.

A fantastic lettered production. Each one is different.

carlosdetweiller
05-08-2011, 07:02 AM
Equally nice, IMO, is THE STRESS OF HER REGARD. Not as highly prized by collectors though. It was the first Charnel House publication in 1989. Bound in Morocco Niger leather and each book is dyed a different color. Included was a piece of original Powers artwork from the book. The limitation page was real African Maple wood, hand cut into veneer.

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http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/carlosdetweiller/stressregard2.jpg

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Tito_Villa
05-08-2011, 07:19 AM
WOW

Randall Flagg
05-08-2011, 10:45 AM
I didn't want to hijack Jerome's personal collection thread so I'm posting this image of my book here. Posters in Jerome's thread wanted to see other Tarot cards. I got the "6 of Swords." I am not that impressed and I once told Joe Stefko. He was surprised and said it was one of his favorites. Go figure.

I am surprised they even got to the six of swords. There are 22 "name" cards before they start to use numbers.
Perhaps in another thread (or here is fine), I'd love to see the Ray Garton Beastchild. I have the S/l and it is unbelievable.

jhanic
05-08-2011, 01:20 PM
You know, it's kind of amazing how much I learn from this site. I never even knew any of these books existed. They're beautiful.

John

Justin Case
05-08-2011, 02:00 PM
WOW... That is definitely the holy grail Mr Flagg - Congrats, I love the Tarot card you got. The lettered Stress of Her Regard is also awesome - I never knew it came with original Powers art... very cool and a close second "grail" IMO. Man, I love this thread :)

carlosdetweiller
05-08-2011, 04:29 PM
Perhaps in another thread (or here is fine), I'd love to see the Ray Garton Beastchild. I have the S/l and it is unbelievable.

Did you mean Garton's THE NEW NEIGHBOR or Koontz's BEASTCHILD? Or both?

Randall Flagg
05-08-2011, 05:07 PM
Perhaps in another thread (or here is fine), I'd love to see the Ray Garton Beastchild. I have the S/l and it is unbelievable.

Did you mean Garton's THE NEW NEIGHBOR or Koontz's BEASTCHILD? Or both?
Both. I have the S/L of both, but not the Lettered. The New Neighbor is quite provocative, text and visual.

carlosdetweiller
05-08-2011, 05:49 PM
Perhaps in another thread (or here is fine), I'd love to see the Ray Garton Beastchild. I have the S/l and it is unbelievable.

Did you mean Garton's THE NEW NEIGHBOR or Koontz's BEASTCHILD? Or both?
Both. I have the S/L of both, but not the Lettered. The New Neighbor is quite provocative, text and visual.

I'll post here but feel free to move to another thread if you think that would be better.

THE NEW NEIGHBOR by Ray Garton was Charnel House's second publication in 1991. Bound in crimson Moroccan leather with a lace stocking recessed into the front board. Also has a bound in garter as a book mark. All in keeping with the extremely seductive (near pornographic) story line. The J.K. Potter illustrations are, in many instances, near pornographic as well. Needless to say, I LOVE this book!

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/carlosdetweiller/newneighbor1.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/carlosdetweiller/newneighbor2.jpg

BEASTCHILD by Dean Koontz was Charnel House's third book, published in 1992. It was the first to come with a traycase. Black Japanese linen with a leather insert on the front. The book has a black Morocco leather spine and the boards are bound with lizard. Pamela Lee did some really nice interior illustrations.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/carlosdetweiller/beastchild1.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/carlosdetweiller/beastchild2.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb54/carlosdetweiller/beastchild3.jpg

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Cook
05-08-2011, 07:51 PM
Very nice indeed,
Charnel House really is amazing.

Justin Case
05-21-2011, 10:20 AM
WOW! :scared:

Cutter
05-21-2011, 04:03 PM
Thanks for the photos on these Bob. Pictures of the Lettereds of Charnel House are pretty hard to come by if they are not on the site, so this is a treat.

Ari_Racing
07-11-2011, 05:38 AM
For Tim Powers fans, just announced:

http://www.subterraneanpress.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=powers16&Category_Code=PRE&Product_Count=26

Darkthoughts
07-11-2011, 05:53 AM
So pleased to see other Powers fans out here! I can't even comment on the Charnel House editions, being utterly choked with jealousy! :D

Patrick
07-11-2011, 01:24 PM
Those lettered editions upthread are amazing!

The Library Policeman
10-15-2011, 07:42 PM
I collect Dean Koontz Ltd's and I love the Charnel House editions. I must admit I've never read Tim Powers but thought I'd grab this as it's cool, signed by Koontz and made by Charnel House.
Hell, I may even read it.

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mistercrowley
12-01-2011, 01:35 PM
I just bought this one too and it is gorgeous. I was able to snag a new copy for $150.00.

mistercrowley
12-04-2011, 05:04 PM
What's a fair price on the limited Charnel House version of Last Call? Not the lettered

Clacke
12-06-2011, 05:17 AM
What's a fair price on the limited Charnel House version of Last Call? Not the lettered

I would say $200 - $250. I rarely see one on sale for less than $200.

mistercrowley
12-06-2011, 06:59 AM
Thanks Clacke. D you think it's worth the money? I've only seen a few pictures but it looks like a beauty

Randall Flagg
12-06-2011, 08:56 AM
It is worth every penny (dollar).

Clacke
12-06-2011, 03:14 PM
As Randall says, it's worth every penny. Charnel House do wonderful high quality books and Last Call doesn't disappoint.

Brice
12-11-2011, 11:13 AM
I've never seen one of their books in person, but from what I've seen in pictures Charnel House does not disappoint.

mistercrowley
12-11-2011, 10:22 PM
Bought the Charnel House S/L of Last Call. Had to. It's too damn nice to pass up

Randall Flagg
12-04-2012, 01:25 PM
Charnel House-A Time to Cast Away Stones. Author: Tim Powers.

http://www.charnelhouse.com/gallery/cast_num.gif

Link:
http://www.charnelhouse.com/caststones.html

WeDealInLead
06-24-2013, 08:03 AM
Anubis Gates ltd. edition is now available from Centipede. You can also get one from Subterranean for $20 off the cover price.

swintek
06-24-2013, 05:38 PM
Holy Crap! Thanks for the heads-up- I've been clicking that (previously) dead link on the Centipede site for weeks now, waiting for any info. This looks like the epitome of what limited edition publishing should be all about. I absolutely LOVE the fact that there is exactly ONE PERFECT EDITION, and Jerad's comments explaining why warm my heart to no end. I've advocated this very idea (one edition, the best you can make) for years on every damn message board and soapbox I could find- and am always disappointed by the collective "...uhhh, but what about a "lettered" edition?" Dho! This is one of my top 5 favorite novels of all time, and as harsh a critic as I always am on what passes for overpriced limited editions nowadays- I could not be more impressed and elated. Jerad is laying down the f*@#ing gauntlet (no pun intended, *cough*) on what the small press is all about!

Ron

WeDealInLead
06-25-2013, 04:42 AM
Holy Crap! Thanks for the heads-up- I've been clicking that (previously) dead link on the Centipede site for weeks now, waiting for any info.

Oh man, I know exactly what you mean. That darn 404 page huh?

I agree with almost everything you said too. Jerad's books make all the talk about the cost of "materials" by other publishers a little silly.

I can't wait to get this. I saw the artwork at the artist's blog and it's absolutely fantastic. This is going to be the flagship of my collection, next to the deluxe Knowing Darkness.

biomieg
06-25-2013, 04:47 AM
I can't seem to find the link on the Centipede site (I did receive the e-mail with the ad for the SP site).

WeDealInLead
06-25-2013, 04:57 AM
http://centipedepress.com/sf/anubisgates.html

Artwork: http://www.davepalumbo.blogspot.ca/2013/01/the-anubis-gates.html

biomieg
06-25-2013, 05:01 AM
Thanks, P.!

cit74
06-25-2013, 06:42 AM
Here is the direct link to centipede press site:

http://www.centipedepress.com/sf/anubisgates.html

in case you would rather give the extra $20 to Jerad.

I was just perusing this thread, after "speaking with Jerad". I have never read any Tim Powers books. Do you feel that the anubis gates would be a good start? And would it be worth picking up this edition of the book? Thanks for any advice

WeDealInLead
06-25-2013, 07:10 AM
Full disclosure: I haven't read Anubis Gates yet. I have the book on my Kobo and it's on the top of the TBR pile. I did buy the book based on other books by Powers that I did read. He has a very distinct style and the quality of his writing is "next level." The few I've read were not an easy read but they weren't taxing, and it didn't feel like a chore. You need full immersion, or you'll miss some crucial detail that gets a quick mention. His books are a pleasure to read and will make you a better and more critical reader. Most authors after him, to me at least, feel pretty average. That's not a knock on other writers, I'm just saying Powers is THAT good.

For a quick taste, and a bit of an easier read try his collection The Bible Repairman.

Here's a sample paragraph from Anubis Gates, I lifted it from the artist's blog.

“For a moment he just hung stunned in the water, for the lights had followed him and now surrounded him, and staring at the nearest couple he saw that they were eggshell halves, equipped with tiny torches, straw masts and folded paper sails, and - it didn’t even occur to him to ascribe it to fever delirium - a tiny man no bigger than his little finger crouched in each one, twisting the toy mast deftly in the breeze to hold his diminutive craft in position.”

You could breeze through his books but you'll get more out of them if you concentrate on the language and those detailed, trippy visuals (he was friends with Philip K. Dick.) My favourite of his is Hide Me Among the Graves. it took me three months to read it, and I savoured every moment.

Late entry: I like supporting publishers directly but these $20 off go towards the international shipping which is absolutely ridiculous.

Highbury
06-25-2013, 07:17 AM
I recall Dean Koontz saying how much he loved Tim Powers' works. This is tempting because it sounds like this book is the definition of the guy. Any idea how fast this thing might sell?

chrise
06-25-2013, 09:49 AM
I recall Dean Koontz saying how much he loved Tim Powers' works. This is tempting because it sounds like this book is the definition of the guy. Any idea how fast this thing might sell?

It looks like Subterranean's allotment is already gone.

cit74
06-25-2013, 12:15 PM
This email directly from Jerad a little while ago:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hey Gang,

A quick one today to let you know The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers is up for pre-order:

http://www.centipedepress.com/sf/anubisgates.html

Selling very very quickly.

Thank you!

Best Regards,

Jerad

Lauterer
06-25-2013, 01:52 PM
Here is the direct link to centipede press site:

http://www.centipedepress.com/sf/anubisgates.html

in case you would rather give the extra $20 to Jerad.

I was just perusing this thread, after "speaking with Jerad". I have never read any Tim Powers books. Do you feel that the anubis gates would be a good start? And would it be worth picking up this edition of the book? Thanks for any advice

I can still order with this link, but will i receive a copy from Centipede ( i ordered?!)??? Subterrain seems to be sold?

cit74
06-25-2013, 03:07 PM
Here is the direct link to centipede press site:

http://www.centipedepress.com/sf/anubisgates.html

in case you would rather give the extra $20 to Jerad.

I was just perusing this thread, after "speaking with Jerad". I have never read any Tim Powers books. Do you feel that the anubis gates would be a good start? And would it be worth picking up this edition of the book? Thanks for any advice

I can still order with this link, but will i receive a copy from Centipede ( i ordered?!)??? Subterrain seems to be sold?

That is the direct link through the centipede press website - so there should be copies available - if not you would get an email directly from them saying it was sold out. No idea how many copies subpress had - but as far as I know it was only being sold directly through centipede press and the subpress link

Lauterer
06-25-2013, 10:24 PM
Here is the direct link to centipede press site:

http://www.centipedepress.com/sf/anubisgates.html

in case you would rather give the extra $20 to Jerad.

I was just perusing this thread, after "speaking with Jerad". I have never read any Tim Powers books. Do you feel that the anubis gates would be a good start? And would it be worth picking up this edition of the book? Thanks for any advice

I can still order with this link, but will i receive a copy from Centipede ( i ordered?!)??? Subterrain seems to be sold?

That is the direct link through the centipede press website - so there should be copies available - if not you would get an email directly from them saying it was sold out. No idea how many copies subpress had - but as far as I know it was only being sold directly through centipede press and the subpress link

So is still have the hope to get one. Two days ago i realized the book at subterrain and i thought, man what a nice book > Watch list. Yesterday i received the newsletter and jumped immedeatly to the site, realized that only 35 left @ subterrain with no advertising at the time of incoming newsletter. Those last copies sold in a few hours then... i thought i would have more time to check my dollars...^^
So thanks again for the link to centipede!

Lurker
07-02-2013, 08:45 PM
Couple of PC's from SP's half price sale
http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/ICONfan/PowersPCs.jpg

Just starting to get into this guy.

Lauterer
07-03-2013, 01:01 AM
Wooow, the bible repairman cover is awesome fucking good. I love that!

WeDealInLead
07-03-2013, 05:13 AM
I have both of those-GREAT stories.

WeDealInLead
07-03-2013, 09:10 AM
Recent interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5CLnMJPPcg

WeDealInLead
08-13-2013, 04:23 PM
I made a sizeable Powers purchase from Subterranean during their 50% off sale. VERY excited to have bought it.

swintek
08-13-2013, 06:10 PM
I made a sizeable Powers purchase from Subterranean during their 50% off sale. VERY excited to have bought it.

Oooohhh, neat- whaddidyaget?!

WeDealInLead
08-14-2013, 04:45 AM
A triplet of lettereds with matching letters.

mistercrowley
08-14-2013, 05:58 AM
Did you get the Centipede Press edition of The Anubis Gates?

Lauterer
08-14-2013, 07:01 AM
MMh, my newest Tim Power buy:

Tim Powers - The anubis gates - first/first - signed, inscribes and remarqued by himself - very strange copy :-)

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/25864113/books/Tim Powers_The Anubis Gates_first_signed_inscribed_front.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/25864113/books/Tim Powers_The Anubis Gates_first_signed_inscribed_signature and drawing.jpg

swintek
08-14-2013, 07:46 AM
A triplet of lettereds with matching letters.

Ohhh, those are going to be nice. Please shoot a couple pics when you get 'em a get a chance!

WeDealInLead
08-14-2013, 03:25 PM
Did you get the Centipede Press edition of The Anubis Gates?

You know it!

WeDealInLead
09-02-2013, 07:40 AM
http://imageshack.us/a/img829/8497/wbud.jpg

Detailed pictures in my collection thread.

swintek
09-02-2013, 12:19 PM
Thanks for the pics! I did go check 'em out in your collections thread. That is a sweet set of books. I'm a fairly "deep" Powers collector, and don't have that lettered set. I like that traycase!

Oh, and very much agree with The Drawing of the Dark- one of my favorite editions.

Lurker
09-02-2013, 06:59 PM
Those are great. Didn't realize they were sold like that in a three book case.
Just finished reading the Anubis Gates. Can't wait for Jerad's version, altho not sure what he meant in the last newsletter:
"My goal actually was to make a trade edition of The Anubis Gates that would rival the legendary Charnel House deluxe edition of Last Call. You know how ridiculously expensive and hard to find that book is on the secondary market." He must mean the lettered, so I really can't wait til November, is it?

Lauterer
09-03-2013, 12:40 AM
Those are great. Didn't realize they were sold like that in a three book case.
Just finished reading the Anubis Gates. Can't wait for Jerad's version, altho not sure what he meant in the last newsletter:
"My goal actually was to make a trade edition of The Anubis Gates that would rival the legendary Charnel House deluxe edition of Last Call. You know how ridiculously expensive and hard to find that book is on the secondary market." He must mean the lettered, so I really can't wait til November, is it?

Who is Jerad?

Lurker
09-03-2013, 06:13 AM
Centipede Press

WeDealInLead
11-12-2013, 04:00 PM
Heads up for anyone who ordered Anubis Gates from CP. These should be shipping soon. I deleted my email but I think it said the books are arriving this week.

cit74
11-12-2013, 04:35 PM
Jerad said they'll hopefully arrive to him this week - I found a copy of last call on eBay - 1 sub press and 1 charnel house for a good price - so looking forward to them as well - they should all arrive around the same time

Lurker
11-12-2013, 10:31 PM
Here's what he wrote:

We are told that our delivery of The Anubis Gates and The Monk will take place on Monday. Or Wednesday. We’ll see, right? Anyway, Monday is supposed to be 65 degrees and sunny, so it would be a perfect day to receive 7,600 lbs of books! So once I have everything moved into the garage, I’ll start breaking down everything and getting your orders packed and delivered. Please allow for about 3-4 weeks for me to get all of these orders packed and shipped. I’ll be working overtime. The first orders will start heading out on Thursday or Friday. Maybe earlier, just depends if that truck gets here Monday or Wednesday. If you have any concerns about any of this, do let me know!

Can't wait to see it.

becca69
11-14-2013, 08:35 AM
The Centipede Anubis Gates looks so nice. I've been trying to decide whether to get this or not. I've never read Tim Powers. How is the story and is this a book worth owning?

WeDealInLead
11-14-2013, 08:56 AM
Becca,

I haven't read the book yet but I do love him and everything I've read by him. For a few quick thoughts, go to previous page, post #70. His books are a challenge and even there's seemingly nothing going on, there is a lot going on. The man is a genius, straight up. He explores "Secret Histories" which is also the name of his biography. He takes real events and real people and explores through his bizzaro lens why those things happened, or those What If questions.

Here's a cool interview with Powers. http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2005/tpowers_intvw_sept05.asp

I'd start with short stories and interviews before committing to 700 pages of dense writing.

Booknutt
11-14-2013, 09:30 AM
Anubis Gates is hands down my favorite time travel novel.

becca69
11-14-2013, 09:44 AM
Thanks for the input! I'm still torn as to whether to jump on this before it's sold out or not. I just really like the looks of it :)

ELazansky
11-14-2013, 10:27 AM
Thanks for the input! I'm still torn as to whether to jump on this before it's sold out or not. I just really like the looks of it :)

I've been thinking the same thing - the description of what the book is made of sounds just as interesting as the book itself

swintek
11-14-2013, 12:30 PM
It is a truly great time travel novel, and has always been in my top 5 list of ANY novels I've read (his wonderful Pirate book, On Stranger Tides is also squeezed into that short list!). But, these things are SO subjective. Especially with Powers, who isn't "horror" at all (although there are certainly horrific moments in his books- and a lot of us folks who love horror seem to like him), but more of an alternate history, arcane secrets, adventure fiction kind of writer. The bottom line is it is pretty universally praised as a "great" book- the question is do you like that sort of fiction? If the "flap copy" description interests you at all- you'll more than likely dig it because it's extremely well done. If it sounds weird, or dull to you- you might not.

I will say that in this market where virtually EVERYTHING comes out in an expensive "Limited Edition"- this is the rare book that actually deserves it. But, I come at these things differently from most of the people on this site who mostly seem to covet the rarity of these items- I am only interested in the beauty of the object (the more copies the better, imo), and the story inside, of course. I am overjoyed that one of the best reads ever is being produced in what appears to be one of the best looking books ever done.

Hey, if you don't like- you can probably at least make your money back on it someday!

Ron

becca69
11-14-2013, 02:18 PM
It sounds really interesting... I do like time travel novels (I'm a fan of Outlander, although that is also romance) and I like stories other than horror too. I love books for their design, art and content of course... if it's rare, that's just a bonus. This book is just calling to me for some reason.

BTW - The closest I've come to Tim Powers is the Pirates movie which I know is "loosely" based on the novel - LOL

Lurker
11-14-2013, 03:13 PM
I thought it sounded interesting when it was first announced, but I wasn't familiar with him except knowing about the lettered "last Call". Bought the cheapo paperback and was hooked. So ordered Cenetipede's Anubis and have being slowing picking his others when they pop up for a reasonable price, like when SP sold a bunch half price.

goathunter
11-15-2013, 02:29 PM
I'll chime in to also state that I also consider The Anubis Gates to be one of the best books I've ever read. Swintek's description above is spot-on. You'll either love it or you'll think it's weird. I mostly love Powers's stuff, though a couple of them haven't worked for me. But The Anubis Gates is definitely his best, IMO.

Unfortunately, that's a lot of money, even for such a pretty book, so I won't be getting it. My upper limit for how much I'll spend on a book seems to keep rising, but this edition is still almost twice as much as I've ever spent on a book. It looks like it's worth it, I just can't justify it....

Hunter

Lauterer
11-16-2013, 12:34 AM
I also would say, that Powers Anubis is one of the best book i read, even in german translation. I am really looking forward to the limited edition...

Then i own all key-books, first US-HC, first UK-HC, first US-SC, first UK-SC, first limited, signed, .... :excited:

vbull
11-18-2013, 05:30 AM
Don't know if any of you received their copy of Anubis Gates from Centipede but I found these pictures on a Facebook page from a dealer in Tasmania... Can't wait for my copy to arrive

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.234171936740794.1073741832.139690812855574&type=3

becca69
11-18-2013, 06:43 AM
There are also pictures posted at Sub Press. Very impressive indeed!

swintek
11-18-2013, 11:56 AM
Don't know if any of you received their copy of Anubis Gates from Centipede but I found these pictures on a Facebook page from a dealer in Tasmania... Can't wait for my copy to arrive

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.234171936740794.1073741832.139690812855574&type=3

Wow. I had seen the Subpress pics, but not these on FB. Thanks for posting! And, how the heck did you find elusive photos of this book on a Tasmanian Book Dealer's FB Page! Weird, and cool!

The book looks great! Of course, Jerad being Jerad- the book doesn't really look anything like the mock up he used to solicit it. This is either frustrating or exciting (or both), depending how one looks at it. Since I've grown to trust his aesthetic- I'm usually excited to see what he does with the finished product. My only concern, based on these pictures, is that I hope that the amazing illustrations are included in the book proper- as well as the separate portfolio volume. I won't be devastated if they are not, but I would prefer it.

In either case- can't wait to see this in the flesh!

Ron

vbull
11-18-2013, 12:38 PM
I'm pretty sure all you see in those pictures you will get in the set.
Weird thing is, that Tasmanian bookseller have posted those pictures over a month ago and stated that they showed up out of nowhere at his store (he stock Centipede books for that part of the world it seems). Probably shipped directly from the binding company instead of Jerad. Don't know where this book was made, probably not in the US.

swintek
11-18-2013, 12:49 PM
That is surprising- his getting the book that long ago. Interesting. Thanks!

Lurker
11-18-2013, 03:23 PM
Got mine today. OMG. Will try to post some pics later when find camera. Contractors here all day and had to move the modem thing to another room just to get back on the net.
But book is AWESOME. As are his "ads".

cit74
11-18-2013, 04:59 PM
looking forward to the pics - mine should be here soon.

Lurker
11-18-2013, 05:51 PM
OK. Best under displaced circumstances. But, there is a flaw on the inside cover. Guess I'll be sending Jerad a picture. Love the velvety slipcase.

http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/ICONfan/Anubis.jpg

http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/ICONfan/Anubis2.jpg

Nice hologram. Who you see depends
http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/ICONfan/Anubis3.jpg

http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/ICONfan/Anubis6.jpg

http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/ICONfan/Anubis5.jpg

Fatal flaw
http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/ICONfan/Anubis4.jpg

and included some tarot card fold outs. Hmm. (and some dust jackets for other books)

http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/ICONfan/Anubis7.jpg

cit74
11-18-2013, 06:22 PM
Was that damage in transit? Or something that pressed against the book causing the flaw?

swintek
11-18-2013, 07:40 PM
Thanks for posting pics- especially under chaotic circumstances! Much appreciated for all of us dying to get a glimpse of it. Bummer about the flaw- inside front cover you say? So the endpaper? I'm sure Jerad will resolve it to your satisfaction. Let us know how that pans out. It sure looks amazing, though.

Ron

becca69
11-19-2013, 07:01 PM
I love the holidays. My mother is getting me a copy for Christmas so I don't have to stress over it anymore. Looks like I've got a new collection to start... damn.

cit74
11-20-2013, 01:39 AM
I hear you Becca - Anubis gates would look pretty naked all alone on the shelf. So I searched out and found some of his charnel house books for what I thought was a decent price and the sub press ones for below issue as well - so more books to add to the reading list. They should all be here before thanksgiving.

becca69
11-20-2013, 07:20 AM
I hear you Becca - Anubis gates would look pretty naked all alone on the shelf. So I searched out and found some of his charnel house books for what I thought was a decent price and the sub press ones for below issue as well - so more books to add to the reading list. They should all be here before thanksgiving.

Hahahahahahaha! Go Chad!

Lauterer
11-20-2013, 08:28 AM
I hear you Becca - Anubis gates would look pretty naked all alone on the shelf. So I searched out and found some of his charnel house books for what I thought was a decent price and the sub press ones for below issue as well - so more books to add to the reading list. They should all be here before thanksgiving.

Hahahahahahaha! Go Chad!


I have Anubis Gates in all necessary first editions, so this is enough Tim Powers...^^

becca69
11-21-2013, 09:48 AM
Looks like Sub Press sold 200 copies and this morning there were 3 left. I wonder how many Jerad still has? Guess I'll have to wait until Christmas to see this lovely book.

WeDealInLead
11-21-2013, 12:47 PM
I love the holidays. My mother is getting me a copy for Christmas so I don't have to stress over it anymore.

Yeah...I'm getting socks from mine.

Anubis Gates won't be too lonely next to my triple lettered matched set (detailed pics in my collection) from SP but just lonely enough that I bought the S/L of On Stranger Tides.

becca69
11-30-2013, 07:04 PM
Looks like some of the Anubis Gates slipcases have problems with the die cut and it will take a few months to correct the problem - no Christmas gift for me this year :(

swintek
12-04-2013, 09:04 AM
Looks like some of the Anubis Gates slipcases have problems with the die cut and it will take a few months to correct the problem - no Christmas gift for me this year :(

Becca- that is interesting. Where did you hear that about the slipcases? Does that mean that Centipede is holding up shipping half the print run or something?

becca69
12-04-2013, 10:28 AM
Looks like some of the Anubis Gates slipcases have problems with the die cut and it will take a few months to correct the problem - no Christmas gift for me this year :(

Becca- that is interesting. Where did you hear that about the slipcases? Does that mean that Centipede is holding up shipping half the print run or something?

My mother ordered it for Christmas and received an email from SubPress -

Problems with The Anubis Gates Slipcases

We've received most of our copies of the extravagant Signed, Limited Edition of Tim Powers' signature novel, The Anubis Gates.

We received an email from Jerad at Centipede Press that there was a production problem with the unique, two-part slipcases that house the limited editions. Each case has two pieces that come together to form a keyhole opening in the front.

As you can see from the image at the right, the keyhole is more than a little mis-cut. Rather than send out flawed copies, we talked to Jerad, who contacted his overseas printer to have enough correct, new slipcases made for our copies, and those he has on hand, as well.

What this means to you is that it's likely going to take another couple of months for the cases to be constructed and air freighted to us, and then a few weeks for us to ship copies to customers.

We apologize for this inconvenience, but hope you'll understand the delay, as we (and Jerad, especially) want every aspect of this limited edition to be perfect.

Best,

Bill

swintek
12-04-2013, 11:43 AM
Wow, thanks so much for the update. I hadn't heard this. I just received my copy yesterday, as the USPS decided to send it back and forth across the country a couple times just to make it interesting. The box was a little squishy (and possibly even opened and resealed!), but the book arrived sound. I didn't get a chance to open the shrinkwrap and fully check the book out, but I will say that I did notice a slight mismatch where the die cuts meet in the slipcase. Not enough to be a big deal, but your comment did give me pause. I wonder if some were worse than others and Jerad sent out the "good" ones.

WeDealInLead
12-04-2013, 01:34 PM
I received that email from SP too. Bummer. The seller "bookmint" has them for sale at issue price and I didn't notice anything wrong with the slipcase.

Camelot had a special on Three Days to Never S/L at $40. I added it to the Powers stack of books I'm buying from them.

swintek
12-04-2013, 03:12 PM
Mine appears to be the same as every other picture I can find online- just a tad askew where the "Keyhole" die cut outs meet. Really not an issue at all. Even my Hill House books, which I generally consider the nicest books in my library, all have slight issues in their die cut slipcases. Still, this is curious as it seems a significant amount have to be held back and remade...?

becca69
12-04-2013, 04:05 PM
There was a photo attached to the email and it was more than a bit off.

swintek
12-04-2013, 07:30 PM
Wow, obviously a "batch" was off enough to be a problem. Bummer. Hopefully you get your copy asap. And, even though you'll have to wait a bit- I'll bet your copy is spot on perfect- even better than the just-slightly-off batch that seems to be out there already (including my copy).

Slipcase issues aside, I've finally had a chance to open it up and- good god, but this is one gorgeous package! Stunningly designed in and out. I'm pretty speechless and most importantly- it just demands that I read it again.

becca69
12-05-2013, 08:03 AM
I guess good things come to those that "have" to wait. LOL

becca69
01-02-2014, 07:00 AM
SP said the slipcases arrived and will be shipping!! They also said there may be an extra few copies available.

vbull
01-07-2014, 04:51 AM
That's good. In his last newsletter Jerad said that there was around 17 copies left in stock. I'm surprised that it's already almost sold out but there's still many copies here and there for sale too.

mistercrowley
01-07-2014, 04:58 AM
The book is gorgeous. CP may be the best small press publisher

swintek
01-07-2014, 08:47 AM
Yep, I agree. CP really seem to be hitting their stride.

cit74
02-09-2014, 12:16 PM
If you were on the fence about the Anubis Gates before - then here is your chance to get a steal. Jerad just added 10 copies to the scratch and dent sale - signed with a new slipcase - and I have bought his scratch and dent items before - and cannot tell where they are. These are down to $195 - $100 off the original list price:

http://www.centipedepress.com/scratchanddents.html

oh and there are unsigned copies in those misalligned slipcases for only $95

almost tempted to buy an extra - read that one and then give it as a gift….my dad's bday is coming up…and I usually get him some books lately…hhmm.

Joe315
02-09-2014, 01:53 PM
Grabbed one. Thanks!

T-Dogz_ak47
03-01-2014, 01:08 PM
Centipede Press currently have 3 copies left of The Anubis Gates as part of their 'Scratch and Dent' sale for $295. Is this a discounted price or was the original price always $295?

http://www.centipedepress.com/sf/anubisgates.html

cit74
03-01-2014, 01:19 PM
Centipede Press currently have 3 copies left of The Anubis Gates as part of their 'Scratch and Dent' sale for $295. Is this a discounted price or was the original price always $295?

http://www.centipedepress.com/sf/anubisgates.html

$295 was original price, a few weeks back Jerad had them discounted to $195. A new Tim powers charnel house production is available at camelot, sub press, and of course charnel house. A bit pricey little short story - but looks like beautiful production

Joe315
04-04-2014, 02:26 PM
Nobody's Home: An Anubis Gates Story by Tim Powers.

http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/nobodys_home_an_anubis_gates_story

WeDealInLead
07-21-2014, 05:55 PM
Nobody's Home: An Anubis Gates Story by Tim Powers.

http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/nobodys_home_an_anubis_gates_story

Did anyone spring for this? This is my most anticipated book of the year.

MandaBunny
07-22-2014, 09:40 AM
Did anyone spring for this? This is my most anticipated book of the year.

I ordered through Camelot along with The Drawing of the Dark.

becca69
07-22-2014, 11:01 AM
I haven't but I plan on it.

Lurker
07-22-2014, 12:20 PM
I did along with Appointment on Sunset.

cit74
07-22-2014, 06:10 PM
i am pretty sure I did - now i gotta check my invoices…if not I will get one - and match the number to CP anubis gates

WeDealInLead
07-23-2014, 04:48 AM
I tried matching my CP Anubis to Nobody's Home but CP has a higher number than the limitation of Nobody's Home. It's no big deal but it would've been cool. I'm pretty sure I ordered The Drawing of the Dark S/L when SP had their 50% off sale.

cit74
07-23-2014, 08:50 PM
Haha - me too - I had #490 of Anubis gates and realized nobody's home only goes to #474 - so close

Lurker
08-08-2014, 01:21 PM
http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/ICONfan/DrawingDarkARC.jpg

Ruthless
08-08-2014, 08:20 PM
I want every single edition you have posted. I only have a signed copy of Declare but I absolutely cherish it. Just letting you know that I'm directing the stage adaptation of The Anubis Gates and Tim has just written an introduction for it. We are asking for donations to cover our costs of printing the souvenir programme (with original artwork by Teresita de la Torre including an awesome portrait of Tim). The donation begins at US$15 (just enough to cover printing and shipping.) We will do a limited edition of 300. Thanks. Oh, we're at www.anubisgates2014.com

Ruthless
08-08-2014, 08:27 PM
I own a scratch and dented Centipede Press Anubis Gates--totally worth it--the editions are still beautiful even if you can find the dent. We used the chart Dave Palumbo drew as dramaturgy for the show. And Centipede's in the programme. Awesomeness all around!

mkberger
08-09-2014, 06:13 PM
New:

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e214/Rivende1128/Powers--NOBODYS-HOME-Proof_zpsf9e1dd1e.jpg

Message if interested. We also have a copy of the Centipede Press ANUBIS GATES signed/limited; also a copy that was sold unsigned (no limitation page) that Tim has signed and doodled.

Lookwhoitis
08-11-2014, 05:32 PM
Does anyone have a spare slipcase for Anubis Gates?

I've had a devil of a time getting a pristine copy of this beautiful book.

I'm on my third copy and it has a dinged slipcase with a crushed corner :(

cit74
08-11-2014, 07:49 PM
sorry - i only have my one copy - no extra cases

Joe315
08-11-2014, 10:34 PM
Does anyone have a spare slipcase for Anubis Gates?

I've had a devil of a time getting a pristine copy of this beautiful book.

I'm on my third copy and it has a dinged slipcase with a crushed corner :(

Centipede Press may still have some. $50 last I checked.

cit74
08-17-2014, 04:00 PM
does any one have a copy of Hide me among the graves from Charnel House? What would you speculate the value/going rate of that book? I was looking at getting a copy - but not sure of baseline - it looks like a nice production as are their other books. It is the only s/l Powers Charnel House book I do not have (and I have yet to read that story).

WeDealInLead
08-17-2014, 04:08 PM
Wait... you have Deliver Us from Evil and A Time to Cast Away Stones? If so, congrats. Those are sitting at the top of my 'want' list.

mkberger
08-17-2014, 05:07 PM
We have A TIME TO CAST AWAY STONES. Feel free to PM if interested.

cit74
08-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Wait... you have Deliver Us from Evil and A Time to Cast Away Stones? If so, congrats. Those are sitting at the top of my 'want' list.

Yes - and Last Call, Stress of her regard, and where they are hid - so I think just Hide me among the graves left - any thoughts on a good price for that? Original list was $350 - and I have not seen them up for sale often.

WeDealInLead
08-18-2014, 04:40 AM
There's one on eBay for $850 but I think that's too much. I'd say 500-600 would be a decent deal.

cit74
08-18-2014, 06:09 AM
There's one on eBay for $850 but I think that's too much. I'd say 500-600 would be a decent deal.

yep - that is more than I am willing to spend

Lurker
11-01-2014, 12:30 PM
Tiny book. But they did send the number that matches my Charnel "Last Call".

http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/ICONfan/ApptSunset_zps7b8132d4.jpg

WeDealInLead
11-12-2014, 06:39 AM
Lettered The Drawing of the Three is available again from SP. Act quick!

racerx45
11-12-2014, 09:03 AM
Lettered The Drawing of the Three is available again from SP. Act quick!

The Drawing of the Three! I am guessing a typo and you meant

The Drawing of the Dark (http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/the_drawing_of_the_dark)

WeDealInLead
11-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Correct.

mkberger
11-16-2014, 04:40 AM
Lettered DRAWING OF THE DARK:

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e306/KNOMEOR/Powers--DRAWING-Up_zps2f051e4b.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e306/KNOMEOR/Powers--DRAWING-Open_zps1f55d998.jpg

WeDealInLead
11-16-2014, 01:44 PM
Nice. Letter A is already on eBay for around $550. I came to post this though: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TIM-POWERS-HB-DINNER-AT-DEVIANTS-PALACE-SGND-LMTD-/221607496107?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item3398d609ab

That's an incredible deal.

Lookwhoitis
11-16-2014, 10:10 PM
Thankee sai!

:thumbsup:

WeDealInLead
12-11-2014, 07:51 AM
A Time to Cast Away Stones available from Camelot for $150. They don't go for cheaper than that.

WeDealInLead
01-21-2015, 12:12 PM
Last Call lettered on e-Bay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tim-Powers-LAST-CALL-Charnel-House-Lettered-Edition-Limited-to-26-Copies-/161568373725?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item259e39bbdd

becca69
01-21-2015, 01:28 PM
Last Call lettered on e-Bay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tim-Powers-LAST-CALL-Charnel-House-Lettered-Edition-Limited-to-26-Copies-/161568373725?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item259e39bbdd

That's awesome but too rich for me!

swintek
01-21-2015, 04:36 PM
Last Call lettered on e-Bay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tim-Powers-LAST-CALL-Charnel-House-Lettered-Edition-Limited-to-26-Copies-/161568373725?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item259e39bbdd

That's awesome but too rich for me!

Awesome! I've never seen one come up for auction before. What an iconic book. Even beyond the beauty and the price- you just never see these trade very often. Thanks for posting.

cit74
01-21-2015, 08:21 PM
I'm happy with my numbered copy. It is very nice. I remember looking at RFs copy in his collection thread. See if it gets any more bids - already has 1.

Rooster
01-22-2015, 06:53 AM
Probably. The last lettered Last Call on eBay went for over $7k if I remember correctly. I've already grabbed my popcorn.

WeDealInLead
01-28-2015, 05:53 AM
Sold for $5,600. Powers' collectors aren't as numerous as King's but they're just as dedicated (read: crazy).

cit74
01-28-2015, 06:36 AM
Sold for $5,600. Powers' collectors aren't as numerous as King's but they're just as dedicated (read: crazy).

Yeah but only 2 bidders

WeDealInLead
01-28-2015, 09:36 AM
Exactly what I mean...fewer fans and collectors but someone was still crazy and dedicated and paid $5,600 for a book.

WeDealInLead
01-24-2016, 10:48 AM
This is an incredible deal: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-Time-to-Cast-Away-Stones-Tim-Powers-Charnel-House-Limited-Signed-Mint-/231797378533?hash=item35f8334de5:g:3sQAAOSwys5WUbz M

cit74
01-24-2016, 11:00 AM
Agreed - I already have a copy

WeDealInLead
01-24-2016, 11:04 AM
Same. I paid full price too. Oh well.

Information on how to get an inscribed/signed copy of Medusa's Web: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTimPowers/posts/701308199970369

His Facebook is very interesting; a lot of cool stories and insight into his writing process.

WeDealInLead
02-03-2016, 04:40 PM
You can get an inscribed copy right here for cheaper than a flatsigned one from VJ: http://orange.ebookman.com/search.shtml?advancedsearch=1&ss_allfields=medusa%27s+web&ss_author=&ss_title=&ss_publisher=&ss_isbn=&ss_bookno=&ss_location=&ss_binding=+&sortby=-3&srch_start=Start+Search&ssbu=Start+Search

It seems like Powers is their regular customer. He'll sign and/or inscribe whatever orders come in the next time he's there.

cit74
02-03-2016, 08:21 PM
You can get an inscribed copy right here for cheaper than a flatsigned one from VJ: http://orange.ebookman.com/search.shtml?advancedsearch=1&ss_allfields=medusa%27s+web&ss_author=&ss_title=&ss_publisher=&ss_isbn=&ss_bookno=&ss_location=&ss_binding=+&sortby=-3&srch_start=Start+Search&ssbu=Start+Search

It seems like Powers is their regular customer. He'll sign and/or inscribe whatever orders come in the next time he's there.

That's where I ordered my copy of medusas web from his signing event. It hasn't arrived yet, I hope they didn't forget my order. Guess I should call them tomorrow

cit74
02-09-2016, 08:21 AM
Just got my inscribed copy and love it:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Tim%20Powers/IMG_5378_zpso2pmx6cy.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Tim%20Powers/IMG_5378_zpso2pmx6cy.jpg.html)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Tim%20Powers/IMG_5380_zpsbwflvsin.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Tim%20Powers/IMG_5380_zpsbwflvsin.jpg.html)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Tim%20Powers/IMG_5379_zpsmnbyxul8.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Tim%20Powers/IMG_5379_zpsmnbyxul8.jpg.html)

goheat
02-09-2016, 12:35 PM
Just got my inscribed copy and love it:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Tim%20Powers/IMG_5378_zpso2pmx6cy.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Tim%20Powers/IMG_5378_zpso2pmx6cy.jpg.html)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Tim%20Powers/IMG_5380_zpsbwflvsin.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Tim%20Powers/IMG_5380_zpsbwflvsin.jpg.html)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Tim%20Powers/IMG_5379_zpsmnbyxul8.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Tim%20Powers/IMG_5379_zpsmnbyxul8.jpg.html)

Nice inscription and signature! Congratulations, Chad!

Dan
02-10-2016, 10:29 AM
I read Last Call and liked it. I tried Expiration Date and couldn't finish it. I found a beat up paperback copy of The Anubis Gates. Is it worth trying?

WeDealInLead
02-10-2016, 12:03 PM
That one is considered to be one of his best works.

I just received a tip top copy of Powers of Two. Still waiting on my inscribed Medusa's Web.

Dan
02-10-2016, 12:13 PM
That one is considered to be one of his best works.

I just received a tip top copy of Powers of Two. Still waiting on my inscribed Medusa's Web.

Ok, thanks. I will give it a shot.

mkberger
02-10-2016, 07:10 PM
I read Last Call and liked it. I tried Expiration Date and couldn't finish it. I found a beat up paperback copy of The Anubis Gates. Is it worth trying?

ANUBIS GATES is probably my favorite of his novels.
When and if, read SOUL IN A BOTTLE, too. It's a short piece but a delight.

WeDealInLead
02-19-2016, 04:46 PM
I received my inscribed copy of Medusa's Web. It has the same inscription (minus the name, obv.) but he also drew a sketch of himself. The store sent the book in a padded envelope and it came bowed enough to hold 1/3 bag of Skittles. I have it under a bunch of heavy books but the boards will remain soft even if straight.

goheat
03-01-2016, 06:12 AM
If anyone is interested in a signed ARC of The Stress of Her Regard, one is listed HERE (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tim-Powers-The-Stress-of-Her-Regard-Signed-Uncorrected-Proof-/182039875932?hash=item2a626c115c:g:mUgAAOSwKtVW1Qm V) at $50 BIN.

Ockhamistic
03-05-2016, 02:20 PM
Hello all,

Do any of you know anything about (i.e. - limitation, current value) the Axolotl Press, red leather, back-to-back PCs of "The Way Down the Hill"/"The Pink of Fading Neon" by Tim Powers and James Blaylock respectively. I've googled the book and found 3 sites that listed the PC limitation as 6, 1 site had it at 20, I think another had "indeterminate number" and a few made no mention of the PCs at all. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Michael

P.S. - I have a copy, so I've ruled out those sites that make no mention of them all.

cit74
03-05-2016, 09:42 PM
This is all I found:

This Axolotl edition was bound back to back with the James P. Blaylock story The Pink of Fading Neon and featured an introduction by Ed Bryant. The Blaylock story was introduced by Charles De Lint and each copy was signed by all four contributors. This edition – three states of which are pictured – was actually issued in four separate states as follows…

400 paper bound copies. Priced at $6.00, ISBN 0-939-8790-85.
200 cloth bound hard cover copies. Priced at $35.00, ISBN 0-939-8790-79.
50 hard cover copies bound in grey leather. Priced at $65.00, ISBN 0-939-8790-69.
6 presentation copies, bound in red leather which were not offered for sale.
The first two states can be found fairly easily – try this link to ABE. The grey leather state comes up infrequently. Approximately fifteen sets of unbound pages were produced for review.

I don't own any, but I did get a new charnel house book in the mail - hide me among the graves - so I think that does it for my powers charnel house books.

Ockhamistic
03-06-2016, 09:05 AM
Thank you Cit74. Your information appears to jibe with the better part of what I was able to find. I appreciate it!

And your Charnel House acquisition, Hide Me Among the Graves, is a beautiful book. Congratulations!

-Michael

Wilshire
05-25-2016, 07:10 AM
Three lettered editions back up for Medusa’s Web at Subterranean Press. I think it ships immediately. Probably won't last long - the lettered never do.
http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/medusas_web

Rooster
05-25-2016, 07:20 AM
The lettered Medusa's Web (http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/medusas_web) is available again it seems.

WeDealInLead
09-15-2016, 05:05 AM
Anyone getting Poems from Charnel House? I was on the fence about a book of poetry but A) it's Powers, and B) it's bound to be another stunning, hand made book. So yeah, I ordered the numbered edition.

becca69
11-02-2016, 01:45 PM
Love the Sub Press 50% off sale!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/becca3969/Book%20Collections/08B80B56-B04F-42B3-BC7A-16D0C513CF76.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/becca3969/media/Book%20Collections/08B80B56-B04F-42B3-BC7A-16D0C513CF76.jpg.html)

swintek
11-02-2016, 02:09 PM
Nice haul, Becca! Medusa's Web (which I actually just received from CD in one of their 50% off sales) is a really pretty book! Nicely designed and executed. MY slipcase, however, looks a little... rushed? It looks fine on one side- like yours- but the other side, you can see the tape marks through the cover material (if that makes any sense). How's yours? I did pick up Nobody's Home and Down & Out In Purgatory from the Subpress sale as well (Thanks, Bill!).

Ron

becca69
11-02-2016, 07:47 PM
Nice haul, Becca! Medusa's Web (which I actually just received from CD in one of their 50% off sales) is a really pretty book! Nicely designed and executed. MY slipcase, however, looks a little... rushed? It looks fine on one side- like yours- but the other side, you can see the tape marks through the cover material (if that makes any sense). How's yours? I did pick up Nobody's Home and Down & Out In Purgatory from the Subpress sale as well (Thanks, Bill!).

Ron

It looks fine. I have one like yours on my Fevre Dream limited. It just looks like it was one of the last ones they had to do before going home for the night :orely:

swintek
11-03-2016, 07:14 AM
Nice haul, Becca! Medusa's Web (which I actually just received from CD in one of their 50% off sales) is a really pretty book! Nicely designed and executed. MY slipcase, however, looks a little... rushed? It looks fine on one side- like yours- but the other side, you can see the tape marks through the cover material (if that makes any sense). How's yours? I did pick up Nobody's Home and Down & Out In Purgatory from the Subpress sale as well (Thanks, Bill!).

Ron


It looks fine. I have one like yours on my Fevre Dream limited. It just looks like it was one of the last ones they had to do before going home for the night :orely:

Lol. Yeah, my Fevre Dream looks fine on both sides, so you must be right. Thanks for the confirmation.

WeDealInLead
10-12-2017, 11:20 AM
Here's The Collected Stories of Tim Powers: https://www.amazon.com/Down-Out-Purgatory-Collected-Stories/dp/1481482793/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1507816270&sr=1-1&keywords=tim+powers

Charnel House is doing the limited edition. This is what their website has to say about it: "The Collected Stories of Tim Powers is now being designed. The 22 story Charnel House Edition will be a tall drink of water in a binding you have never seen or touched before. More on this title soon."

St. Troy
10-12-2017, 12:41 PM
I've never heard of Tim Powers, just went to read an online sample of Last Call, and I'm hooked.

You never know where you'll find the next one...

swintek
10-12-2017, 03:14 PM
I've never heard of Tim Powers, just went to read an online sample of Last Call, and I'm hooked.

You never know where you'll find the next one...

Oh boy- look out! Powers is great- and he has some of the most desirable editions out there... Just beautiful books.

St. Troy
10-12-2017, 06:44 PM
Can anyone recommend a nice edition of Last Call, particularly one that might be had on the cheap in the secondary market (not looking for rare/lettered, maybe just something that is cool but won't break the bank)?

cit74
10-12-2017, 06:47 PM
Here's The Collected Stories of Tim Powers: https://www.amazon.com/Down-Out-Purgatory-Collected-Stories/dp/1481482793/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1507816270&sr=1-1&keywords=tim+powers

Charnel House is doing the limited edition. This is what their website has to say about it: "The Collected Stories of Tim Powers is now being designed. The 22 story Charnel House Edition will be a tall drink of water in a binding you have never seen or touched before. More on this title soon."

Good to know as I have every one of their limited editions for Powers - hopefully it won’t break the bank

becca69
10-12-2017, 07:51 PM
Can anyone recommend a nice edition of Last Call, particularly one that might be had on the cheap in the secondary market (not looking for rare/lettered, maybe just something that is cool but won't break the bank)?

I don't have a copy of Last Call for you but I did get an extra copy of Medusa's Web S/L in a grab bag. If you're interested I could give you a great deal on that.

swintek
10-12-2017, 08:50 PM
Can anyone recommend a nice edition of Last Call, particularly one that might be had on the cheap in the secondary market (not looking for rare/lettered, maybe just something that is cool but won't break the bank)?

I don't have a copy of Last Call for you but I did get an extra copy of Medusa's Web S/L in a grab bag. If you're interested I could give you a great deal on that.

That is one of the better Powers limited's, and highly recommended. Extremely nice, oversized, J.K. Potter Illustrated, great interior design, slipcased, Subpress production. A must have.

cit74
10-13-2017, 05:54 AM
Can anyone recommend a nice edition of Last Call, particularly one that might be had on the cheap in the secondary market (not looking for rare/lettered, maybe just something that is cool but won't break the bank)?

Camelot has pretty good prices on a lot of powers limited - pretty close to original on most...but no copies of last call:

http://camelotbooks.com/books/author/powers-tim

swintek
10-13-2017, 09:31 AM
Can anyone recommend a nice edition of Last Call, particularly one that might be had on the cheap in the secondary market (not looking for rare/lettered, maybe just something that is cool but won't break the bank)?

Ruling out both Charnel House editions as too costly (But, man, are they both incredible), I highly recommend Subterranean's J.K. Potter illustrated edition. They were easily had fairly cheap for years, but am only seeing them at around $75 right now. If you're patient, you may snag one at $60- I'd grab it. It's really nice. Truthfully, the Morrow first edition is a nice, solid trade that can be had for under $20 all day long.

St. Troy
10-13-2017, 03:52 PM
Thanks all.

WeDealInLead
11-02-2017, 08:42 AM
Powers is signing in San Diego on November 4th:

http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/tim-powers-signs-san-diego

Anyone going? I'd love to get an inscribed book and would compensate for time and effort. I know I could order one direct from the website but I'm not sure how much care the store puts into packing.

becca69
11-02-2017, 10:45 AM
Powers is signing in San Diego on November 4th:

http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/tim-powers-signs-san-diego

Anyone going? I'd love to get an inscribed book and would compensate for time and effort. I know I could order one direct from the website but I'm not sure how much care the store puts into packing.

Mysterious Galaxy is great! I buy from them all the time. You can request personalization/inscriptions and they will do their best. The books are always wrapped and shipped in a box. Of course, you can always put that in the request box as well.

WeDealInLead
11-02-2017, 11:27 AM
Thanks. Just ordered an inscribed copy.

lotuz
11-21-2017, 08:33 PM
Here's The Collected Stories of Tim Powers: https://www.amazon.com/Down-Out-Purgatory-Collected-Stories/dp/1481482793/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1507816270&sr=1-1&keywords=tim+powers

Charnel House is doing the limited edition. This is what their website has to say about it: "The Collected Stories of Tim Powers is now being designed. The 22 story Charnel House Edition will be a tall drink of water in a binding you have never seen or touched before. More on this title soon."

I'm super curious about this! I've been collecting the last few Tim Powers books from Charnel House (and like pretty much everyone in this thread one of my most desired books is a lettered Last Call) but I've never sprung for a lettered. Something I've "never seen or touched before" may be too intriguing to pass up...

WeDealInLead
11-25-2017, 06:35 PM
Powers is signing in San Diego on November 4th:

http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/tim-powers-signs-san-diego

Anyone going? I'd love to get an inscribed book and would compensate for time and effort. I know I could order one direct from the website but I'm not sure how much care the store puts into packing.

Mysterious Galaxy is great! I buy from them all the time. You can request personalization/inscriptions and they will do their best. The books are always wrapped and shipped in a box. Of course, you can always put that in the request box as well.

Thanks again for the info on this. I received my inscribed book today and I'm over the moon about it!

St. Troy
01-02-2018, 12:36 PM
Can anyone recommend a nice edition of Last Call, particularly one that might be had on the cheap in the secondary market (not looking for rare/lettered, maybe just something that is cool but won't break the bank)?

...the Morrow first edition is a nice, solid trade that can be had for under $20 all day long.

I ended up receiving one of these (used Morrow hardcover) for Christmas, can't wait to read it (hope to get to it in the first half of 2018 ).

lotuz
02-23-2018, 08:50 AM
Here's The Collected Stories of Tim Powers: https://www.amazon.com/Down-Out-Purgatory-Collected-Stories/dp/1481482793/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1507816270&sr=1-1&keywords=tim+powers

Charnel House is doing the limited edition. This is what their website has to say about it: "The Collected Stories of Tim Powers is now being designed. The 22 story Charnel House Edition will be a tall drink of water in a binding you have never seen or touched before. More on this title soon."

I'm super curious about this! I've been collecting the last few Tim Powers books from Charnel House (and like pretty much everyone in this thread one of my most desired books is a lettered Last Call) but I've never sprung for a lettered. Something I've "never seen or touched before" may be too intriguing to pass up...

Just got the email that this title is available for pre-order.

The numbered is limited to 124 copies and is "Bound in Japanese “Snow Dust” silk silver foiled label imbedded in the front board" ($300) LINK (https://charnelhouse.com/product/the-collected-stories-of-tim-powers-numbered-edition/)

The lettered is "Bound in three quarter crimson Morocco leather over Japanese “Snow Dust” silk" ($1000) LINK (https://charnelhouse.com/product/the-collected-stories-of-tim-powers-lettered-edition/)

Not sure if this counts as a "binding you have never seen or touched before" but I'm sure it'll be a pretty book. And big, too: 7" x 11" and 476 pages, quite larger than the last couple of Tim Powers books that Joe has put out.

lotuz
03-11-2018, 06:17 PM
Here's The Collected Stories of Tim Powers: https://www.amazon.com/Down-Out-Purgatory-Collected-Stories/dp/1481482793/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1507816270&sr=1-1&keywords=tim+powers

Charnel House is doing the limited edition. This is what their website has to say about it: "The Collected Stories of Tim Powers is now being designed. The 22 story Charnel House Edition will be a tall drink of water in a binding you have never seen or touched before. More on this title soon."

I'm super curious about this! I've been collecting the last few Tim Powers books from Charnel House (and like pretty much everyone in this thread one of my most desired books is a lettered Last Call) but I've never sprung for a lettered. Something I've "never seen or touched before" may be too intriguing to pass up...

Just got the email that this title is available for pre-order.

The numbered is limited to 124 copies and is "Bound in Japanese “Snow Dust” silk silver foiled label imbedded in the front board" ($300) LINK (https://charnelhouse.com/product/the-collected-stories-of-tim-powers-numbered-edition/)

The lettered is "Bound in three quarter crimson Morocco leather over Japanese “Snow Dust” silk" ($1000) LINK (https://charnelhouse.com/product/the-collected-stories-of-tim-powers-lettered-edition/)

Not sure if this counts as a "binding you have never seen or touched before" but I'm sure it'll be a pretty book. And big, too: 7" x 11" and 476 pages, quite larger than the last couple of Tim Powers books that Joe has put out.

Looks like the numbered edition has sold out - I hope someone else here was able to snag one!

TravelinJack
03-11-2018, 06:58 PM
Interesting. Not used to seeing S/Ls sell out before Lettereds.

WeDealInLead
03-12-2018, 05:07 AM
Only 125 made. Maybe that's why. I missed out on getting one.

cit74
03-12-2018, 11:47 AM
Yeah they were sold out at subpress and Camelot too

WeDealInLead
08-16-2018, 04:17 PM
Charnel House is doing the limited edition of Alternate Routes. It's also available through Camelot. I have my on layaway.

I have to admit the cover art for the trade edition seems a little too modern urban fantasy-ish. I still ordered an inscribed copy.

cit74
08-16-2018, 07:44 PM
Charnel House is doing the limited edition of Alternate Routes. It's also available through Camelot. I have my on layaway.

I have to admit the cover art for the trade edition seems a little too modern urban fantasy-ish. I still ordered an inscribed copy.

I have a copy from Camelot too. Was that the inscribed copy you mentioned or did you order another copy of the trade inscribed? If so from where?

WeDealInLead
08-16-2018, 07:50 PM
I ordered an inscribed trade from Mysterious Galaxy.

cit74
08-16-2018, 07:55 PM
I ordered an inscribed trade from Mysterious Galaxy.

Got it - thanks.

WeDealInLead
10-27-2018, 07:21 AM
Here's a Tim Powers original painting by Tim Powers: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HORRABIN-original-acrylic-on-canvas-painting-by-Tim-Powers/283230351731?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.S EED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D73207 c3ebde043a9bf826ccd968abefb%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D 1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D283230351731%26itm%3D283230351 731&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Ac4558e02-d9fb-11e8-9f69-74dbd1809dcb%7Cparentrq%3Ab61c48831660ad799667504d fffe783d%7Ciid%3A1