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On Stranger Tides

On Stranger Tides


Book Overview: On Stranger Tides

The remarkable Tim Powers--who ingeniously married the John Le Carrè spy novel to the otherworldly in his critically acclaimed Declare--brings us pirate adventure with a dazzling difference. On Stranger Tides features Blackbeard, ghosts, voodoo, zombies, the fable Fountain of Youth...and more swashbuckling action than you could shake a cutlass at, as reluctant buccaneer John Shandy braves all manner of peril, natural and supernatural, to rescue his ensorcelled love. Nominated for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards, On Stranger Tides is the book that inspired the motion picture Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides--non-stop, breathtaking fiction from the genius imagination that conceived Last Call, Expiration Date, and Three Days to Never.

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Publication Date2011
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Tim Powers is a renowned American speculative fiction author, born in Buffalo, New York but largely raised in sunny Southern California where he now resides. By integrating real, obscure historical events into his fantasy narratives, Powers has successfully carved out a unique niche in speculative fiction. He has penned iconic works such as On Stranger Tides, which later inspired the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and is associated with the realm of 'secret history', where historic facts appear to reveal a occult stratum underneath. Powers' literary journey began when he studied English Literature at Cal State Fullerton in the late 1970s, sharing a circle of friends with the illustrious sci-fi author Philip K. Dick. Ensuing substantial body of work is graced with critical and commercial acclaim alike. He is a two-time winner of the prestigious World Fantasy Award for his novels Last Call and Declare. Powers' narratives, complex yet fascinating, persistently blend supernatural elements with historical events, and have cemented his name as a master of speculative fiction. Outside of the realm of writing, Powers can be found teaching at the Orange County School of the Arts. There, he shares his profound knowledge and love of literature with budding young authors, guiding the next generation into the captivating world of fictional writing. Despite his grand successes as an author, Powers remains down-to-earth, passionate about sailing, and possesses an unabashed enthusiasm for creating riveting tales that continue to mesmerize audiences worldwide.


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