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Annotated Tim Powers

PowersSecret Histories is a huge 600-page annotated bibliography of the work of Tim Powers, whose great talent is weaving plausible fiction into the interstices of historical fact.

The publisher has made a large chunk of the book available for free download.

We’re so proud of Secret Histories that we want everyone to know what it’s like. So we’ve made up a 24-page high resolution sampler PDF file that you can download for free.

It includes a chunk of the bibliography section that lists every edition of Powers’ seminal The Anubis Gates, as well as China Mieville’s tribute to the novel, examples of Dick Berger’s exclusive artwork, excerpts and notes and doodles by Powers himself, and much more – and it still represents just a fraction of what the book itself contains.

In addition to the single-volume book, they’re also making some other special editions available for the die-hard fan: One which includes an 80-page unfinished novel bound separately and another which includes the novel and a bound facsimile of the manuscript for The Anubis Gates, complete with doodles and marginalia.

Link (via BoingBoing)

Posted in Books & Authors June 2nd, 2009 by Chip
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