Book of the Week: Declare.

Declare is a novel by Tim Powers, and like pretty much all Tim Powers novels it manages to create a unique subgenre that nonetheless makes perfect sense when you think about it.  Of course, you say. Clearly I wanted to read a book that integrates Abrahamic religious lore with classic Cold War spy fiction. Silly of me not to realize this sooner, in fact.

Tim Powers does this all the time. I just buy his books on sight now. It saves valuable time.

And so, adieu to Atomic Robo Volume 7: Flying She-Devils of the Pacific.  And the rest of them, too.

Moe Lane

3 thoughts on “Book of the Week: Declare.”

  1. Much like Delta Green, this book has a connection with Charles Stross’ The Atrocity Archives, which Stross discusses in the afterword. Once you’ve read all three, the connection is glaringly obvious.

  2. My Kindle app informed me last night that his two original novellas, sold to Harlequin when they – mistakenly, as it turned out – tried to create a science fiction extension, are now available as a reasonably priced ebook.
    You can see the echoes of his future work in them, and they’re both quite good. Choosing to read them both back-to-back before bed, however, was not a wise action. I haven’t had dreams that weird in years.

  3. I always get disproportionately steamed when some critic calls Power’s works “postmodern”.
    Especially with respect to Three Days to Never. Calling a book that ends with a resounding declaration of faith “postmodern”!?! I’m getting pissed just thinking about it.

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