Anubis Gates

Anubis Gates

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Take a dazzling journey through time with Tim Power's classic, Philip K. Dick Award-winning tale... "There have been other novels in the genre about time travel, but none with The Anubis Gates' unique slant on the material, nor its bottomless well of inventiveness. It's literally in a class by itself, a model for others to follow, and it's easy to see how it put Powers on the map."--SF Reviews Brendan Doyle, a specialist in the work of the early-nineteenth century poet William Ashbless, reluctantly accepts an invitation from a millionaire to act as a guide to time-travelling tourists. But while attending a lecture given by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1810, he becomes marooned in Regency London, where dark and dangerous forces know about the gates in time. Caught up in the intrigue between rival bands of beggars, pursued by Egyptian sorcerers, and befriended by Coleridge, Doyle somehow survives and learns more about the mysterious Ashbless than he could ever have imagined possible...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 387 pages
  • 133 x 210 x 27.69mm | 363g
  • Ace Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0441004016
  • 9780441004010
  • 211,357

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Praise for Tim Powers "Powers has all the writing skills needed to dazzle...[he] writes action and adventure that Indiana Jones could only dream of. And, just when it threatens to get out of hand, there's a dash of humor and irony that keeps you ready for the joy of it."--The Washington Post "Tim Powers is a genius."--Algis Budrys, Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy "The best fantasy writer to appear in decades."--Manchester Guardian "Powers deserves wider attention."--San Francisco Chronicle "No author alive can take such notions and make them so utterly believable. No one but Tim Powers."--David Brin "One of those writers with an utterly unique voice and sense of vision."--OtherRealms "Tim Powers is a name to be reckoned with."--Science Fiction Chronicle
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About Tim Powers

Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels including The Anubis Gates, Dinner at Deviant's Palace, The Stress of Her Regard, Hide Me Among the Graves, Three Days to Never, Declare, Last Call, and On Stranger Tides, which inspired the feature film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award twice, and the World Fantasy Award three times. He lives in San Bernardino, California.
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Rating details

13,045 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 34% (4,465)
4 36% (4,723)
3 21% (2,744)
2 6% (827)
1 2% (286)

Our customer reviews

A rollicking adventure story involving Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Rime of the Ancient Mariner), time travel, magicians who walk on huge stilts as they have to connect they're link with the earth to perform 'true magic', Egyptian sun gods and other total madness. I read this book as a 16year old and then read it about 13 years later to see if it was still enjoyable to which I was pleasantly surprised. So if any of the above interests you you probably won't go wrong. more
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