BFS/PS Publishing Book Launch 17/4/09, 7.30pm

The George, Fleet Street, London
(Closest Tube: Temple)

The British Fantasy Society is proud to host the launch of the "bibliographical cornucopia" on the work of Tim Powers edited by John Berlyne and published by PS Publishing.

Both John Berlyne and Tim Powers will be on hand to launch the book and copies will be on sale at the discount price of £35 a copy.

Held at our new venue, The George on Fleet Street, a short walk from Temple Tube Station.

Book Synopsis:

A book that essentially redefines the term ‘bibliography’, Secret Histories has been nearly ten years in the making and brings together an astonishing range of Powers ephemera – a huge treat and a remarkable resource for both fans and collectors alike. 

As well as a complete, illustrated reference of every Tim Powers book published to date, Secret Histories offers an extraordinary insight into the stories behind the stories, collecting together in a single volume Powers material previously seen only in private collections. 

Here – in print for the very first time – you’ll find poetry, drawings, research and plotting notes, novel outlines, early drafts, out-takes and an excerpt from the author’s unpublished 1974 novel, To Serve in Hell.

Supporting these riches are story notes and commentary by Powers himself and you’ll also find articles and essays from collaborators, friends and renowned Powers aficionados including Dean Koontz, Jim Blaylock, China Miéville, Karen Joy Fowler, John Bierer, John Berlyne and William Ashless. Powers: Secret Histories is an unprecedented bibliographic tribute celebrating the work of a truly extraordinary writer.

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