On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers

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“Powers writes action and adventure that Indiana Jones could only dream of.”
Washington Post

“Tim Powers is a brilliant writer.”
—William Gibson

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.

 

About Tim Powers

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Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels including Last Call, Declare, Three Days to Never, and On Stranger Tides, the inspiration for the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. Powers lives in San Bernardino, California.
 
Published April 26, 2011 by Harper. 339 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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But for the purposes of my book, I said 'let's say they weren't.

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Publishers Weekly

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World Fantasy Award\x96winner Powers (Three Days to Never) demonstrates a precise control of complex narratives in this reprint of his rollicking and enchanting 1987 novel.

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SF Site

Pinchot is probably still most widely known for either his seven-year stint as the pseudo-Greek naif Balki Bartokomous on the situation comedy Perfect Strangers or for his scene-stealing turns as Serge in two Beverly Hills Cop films.

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Voodoo and other western systems of magic are all tied up with the relationship between magic, blood (and its analog, sea water) and cold iron.

Jun 12 2011 | Read Full Review of On Stranger Tides

SF Signal

It’s a slender book but a dense, enjoyable story, full of the kind of derring-do and secret histories for which Powers has made himself famous (or at least famous in science fiction circles), a delicious blending of Rafael Sabitini and Lord Dunsany from which, in 2003, Disney borrowed heavily whe...

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Curious Book Fans

On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers is the novel upon which the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film is based.

May 26 2011 | Read Full Review of On Stranger Tides

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They named the fourth movie in their series the same name as Powers book.” One wiki, somewhere, said that Powers wrote his book shortly after the first ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie and Disney optioned it to use as the basis for their fourth movie.

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