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In the dealers' hall I drew a blank and, running into Tim Powers who remembered me from a panel I'd made a nuisance myself at during LACon! Other books then somehow took priority until the last Potlatch.
Four days later, we had just had dinner. Kevin turned on the evening news and moved my copy of Earthquake Weather from the space on the couch where he usually sits. I started to pick up the book and place it out of the way.
The TV announcer was describing a phone-in on mortgages. With most authors, you'd dismiss this as coincidence. With Powers you know that synchronicity is at work. Place in a large Grail cup with a chopped monkfish tail.
Add two cups of red zinfandel, a can of Coors and a cup of royal blood. Tim's books are not just weird; they are painstakingly, exquisitely and, in their own way, maddeningly consistently weird. His writing, I love. His quality research, I love. I just don't understand the why of his books.
Earthquake Weather worked a lot better for me than the previous two books, primarily I guess because I now have a reasonable degree of familiarity with the setting. That leads me to a generalisation. Fantasy, I suspect, needs to be grounded in geography.
Stuff like Tolkien, Arthurian and Faerie works for me because the landscape is familiar. Heck, I was born less than 10 miles from Glastonbury. One of the better aspects of The Wood Wife was, I thought, the way that Wilding managed to make the existence of Brian Froud faeries in Arizona believable.
But Powers writes fantasies for a world that is still alien to me. The book is a great read, of course, and full of stuff about Bay Area history that has got me wanting to know more about the area. The wine stuff was especially neat but then us Brits always appreciate a story in which the French are the bad guys.
What I didn't understand was, is there supposed to be anything more to it?Gift Of A Useless Man is a short story by Alan Dean Foster. It first appeared in Isaac Asimov's SF magazine and can be found in the author's collection Who Needs Enemies?. Pearson, a space traveler and petty criminal, steals a ramshackle spacecraft and proceeds to crash-land on a previously.
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Worlds both possible (science-fiction) and impossible (fantasy). Alan Dean Foster has written in a variety of genres, including hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction.
He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Approaching Storm and the popular Pip & Flinx novels, as well as novelizations of several films, including Transformers, Star Wars.
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Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in , but raised mainly in California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in , and a M.F.A. in /5(9K).