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Author Tim Powers evokes 17th-century England with a combination of meticulously researched historic detail and imaginative flights in this sci-fi tale of time travel. Winner of the 1984 Philip K. Dick Award for best original science fiction paperback, this 1989 edition of the book that took the fantasy world by storm is the first hardcover version to be published in the United States. In his brief introduction, Ramsey Campbell sets The Anubis Gates in an adventure context, citing Powers's achievement of "extraordinary scenes of underground horror, of comedy both high and grotesque, of bizarre menace, of poetic fantasy."
The colonization of Egypt by western European powers is the launch point for power plays and machinations. Steeping together in this time-warp stew are such characters as an unassuming Coleridge scholar, ancient gods, wizards, the Knights Templar, werewolves, and other quasi-mortals, all wrapped in the organizing fabric of Egyptian mythology. In the best of fantasy traditions, the reluctant heroes fight for survival against an evil that lurks beneath the surface of their everyday lives. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Tim Powers was born in 1952; the son of an attorney. He graduated from California State University in 1976 and since then has written more than a dozen highly acclaimed and award-winning novels, including the Fantasy Masterwork THE DRAWING OF THE DARK. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This is a great mash up of Fantasy and Science Fiction genres.
To set the stage, imagine time is a fast flowing river under a sheet of ice. Read more
Few novels combine popular storytelling technique with artistry as well as The Anubis Gates. I enjoyed this novel because it is intelligent without becoming pretentious. Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by Megan Lambert
Excellent!! This book and George R.R. Martin saga of "The Song of Ice and Fire" I think are the best science fiction novels I have ever read. Read morePublished on May 7 2003 by "gubietay"
This is one book where (my) words aren't adequate to describe how wonderful it is to read. Although the story the complex, reading it is effortless - it's a great adventure... Read morePublished on Dec 16 2002
Tim Powers is one of the most original writers around. I had been meaning to read The Anubis Gates for some time, and was not disappointed when I finally did. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2002
If Charles Dickens had ever taken it into his head to write a science fiction novel about time travel he might have come up with something along the lines of Tim Powers THE ANUBIS... Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2002 by NNNNN
If you start reading this book you will probably end up wanting to buy and read everything else Tim Powers has ever written. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2002 by California Dreamin
As a regular reader of sci-fi and fantasy, I have come across numerous variations on the time travel concept, Tim Powers, does it with originality and creativity that few others... Read morePublished on July 24 2002 by Jexii
What a great pleasure it is to stumble onto a wonderful author whose work you were previously unfamiliar with. Read morePublished on May 30 2002 by Bookman