Tim Powers

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Tue Dec 7 21:31:47 EST 2004

On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Ding, Kylie (KAM.RIC) wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Gili Bar-Hillel wrote:

> > Any advice for those about to meet Tim Powers?
> > I have until September to read some Tim Powers. Which books would
> > you recommend for starters?

> Read the Anubis Gates!  It's not only my favourite, it's the one he
> recommends new readers start with.
> Tim is a great guest, really friendly.  I was lucky enough to be
> sitting opposite him at a dinner and we had a nice chat.  His wife
> is lovely too.
> Tim is the kind of GoH who will go to room parties and sit around
> drinking and chatting.  Drinking Coke.  Lay in huge quantitites of
> Coke.

I think that covers most of what I'd have said...  :)

One thing I don't think anyone's pointed out yet is that the one book
you *shouldn't* read first is 'Earthquake Weather', which is Powers'
one and only sequel.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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