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Powers: Secret Histories a bibliographical cornucopia by John Berlyne
Review by Gayle Surrette
PS Publishing  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781848630130
Date: March 2009

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Powers: Secret Histories: A Bibliography compiled and edited by John Berlyne is more than just a bibliography of the works of Tim Powers, it's a look behind the curtain at how writers work and think about their creations. This book is a must have for all Tim Powers fans who are curious about what's out there, how many languages each book has been translated into, how many copies were printed, how did the books come to exist in the first place, and what else is out there.

From official release/information:

From Publisher's website: 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poetry, drawings, research and plotting notes, novel outlines, early drafts, out-takes and an excerpt from the author's unpublished 1974 novel, To Serve in Hell.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.

(Source: PS Publishing)

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