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THE ANUBIS GATES

Powers, Tim

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ISBN 10: 0701129298 / ISBN 13: 9780701129293
Edité par Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press [1985]., London, 1985
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Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. Winner of the 1983 Philip K. Dick Award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-871. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-302. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-207. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 88. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 84. Minute fox mark to top edge of text block, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#106251). N° de réf. du libraire 106251

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Titre : THE ANUBIS GATES

Éditeur : Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press [1985]., London

Date d'édition : 1985

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : 1st Edition

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Synopsis :

When Brendan Doyle is flown from America to London to give a lecture on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, little does he expect that he will soon be traveling through time and meeting the poet himself. But Brendan could do without being stranded penniless in the teeming, thieving London of 1810. Only the dazzling imagination of Tim Powers could have assembled such an insane cast of characters: an ancient Egyptian sorcerer, a body-switching werewolf, a hideously deformed clown, a brainwashed Lord Byron, and more. The Anubis Gates took the fantasy world by storm a decade ago, and now fans can savor this Philip K. Dick Award winner all over again.

Review:

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.

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