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By Tim Powers | Comments: ( 546 ) | Date: ( May 29, 2020 )

Powers writes action and adventure that Indiana Jones could only dream of Washington Post Tim Powers is a brilliant writer William GibsonThe remarkable Tim Powers who ingeniously married the John Le Carr spy novel to the otherworldly in his critically acclaimed Declare brings us pirate adventure with a dazzling difference On Stranger Tides features Blackbeard, ghost Powers writes action and adventure that Indiana Jones could only dream of Washington Post Tim Powers is a brilliant writer William GibsonThe remarkable Tim Powers who ingeniously married the John Le Carr 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 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.

  • Title: On Stranger Tides
  • Author: Tim Powers
  • ISBN: 9780062101075
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Tim Powers

Timothy Thomas Powers is an American science fiction and fantasy author Powers has won the World Fantasy Award twice for his critically acclaimed novels Last Call and Declare.Most of Powers s novels are secret histories he uses actual, documented historical events featuring famous people, but shows another view of them in which occult or supernatural factors heavily influence the motivations and actions of the characters.Powers was born in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in California, where his Roman Catholic family moved in 1959.He studied English Literature at Cal State Fullerton, where he first met James Blaylock and K.W Jeter, both of whom remained close friends and occasional collaborators the trio have half seriously referred to themselves as steampunks in contrast to the prevailing cyberpunk genre of the 1980s Powers and Blaylock invented the poet William Ashbless while they were at Cal State Fullerton.Another friend Powers first met during this period was noted science fiction writer Philip K Dick the character named David in Dick s novel VALIS is based on Powers and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Blade Runner is dedicated to him.Powers s first major novel was The Drawing of the Dark 1979 , but the novel that earned him wide praise was The Anubis Gates, which won the Philip K Dick Award, and has since been published in many other languages.Powers also teaches part time in his role as Writer in Residence for the Orange County High School of the Arts where his friend, Blaylock, is Director of the Creative Writing Department Powers and his wife, Serena, currently live in Muscoy, California He has frequently served as a mentor author as part of the Clarion science fiction fantasy writer s workshop.He also taught part time at the University of Redlands.Excerpted from.

Comments On Stranger Tides

  • mark monday

    On the menu tonight: ON STRANGER TIDESAmuse BoucheThis treasured bit of savory Pirate en Papillote will tantalize your taste buds: a choice cut of ole pirate lore and Caribbean history, spiced with traditional Creole seasonings, and glazed with a stringent sea salt reduction to further whet the appetite. Ahoy, diners, prepare yourself for a repast that is simultaneously light and fulfilling!AppetizerA tossed salad of varied delights: for the historian, we include historical greens as served duri [...]

  • Brad

    THE SHANDY METHOD*Become the YOU you've always wanted to be in just 6 short months!!!You want to work MAGIC? You can do it!You want to become a MASTER SWORDSMAN? You can do it!You want to CAPTAIN your own ship? You can do it!You want to be a MASTER OF SEAMANSHIP? You can do it!You want to cook Bouillabaisse like a FIVE STAR CHEF? You can do it!Just follow Jack Shandy's patented TEN STEP PIRATE PROGRAMand you too can be a master of your own destiny.Act now and you will learn--STEP ONE: How t [...]

  • Algernon

    I liked this one a lot better than The Anubis Gates. For one thing it has pirates and battles at sea, voodoo monsters and that vegetal Thing from the Florida marshes, animated skeletons and rum bottles, a damzel in distress and a sultry temptress. If it sounds like the last episode of the Pirates of the Carribean francise, that's because On Stranger Tides is the source material for the movie. Frankly, I prefer the book to the movie, even without Johnny Depp.Among the things I learned from this b [...]

  • j

    If you are as nerdy about movies as you clearly are about books if you are visiting this here book website, you probably recognize "On Stranger Tides" as the name of the fourth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Belabored Franchise Subtitle series. This is wholly appropriate. After all, you can't read the book these days without thinking of the movie trilogy extended cash grab saga:* Both are about pirates, natch. * Both are set in the south seas. * Both combine seafaring lor [...]

  • Sandi

    On Stranger Tides may be the best audiobook I've listened to so far. Bronson Pinchot's narration brought this story to life in a way that my brain never could have if I had read it it print. He performed it rather than read it and the result was the most fun I've ever had listening to a book.For a long time, the rumor mill has been saying that On Stranger Tides is to be the basis for the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. While I was listening to this book, I looked on and found that the next [...]

  • Caro M.

    Ahoy mates!No, I didn't look here for Jack Sparrow. Nor Johnny Depp. This book caught my attention with promise of meeting Baron Samedi. And you can't say "no" to Baron just because you're not into pirate stories! So I picked it up and started turning pages and I wasn't disappointed. I really liked it, surprisingly, even though I didn't get to meet the Baron, at least not the way I imagined.The pirates were their usual – drinking, cursing, fighting and robbing bastards. Pretty much all you can [...]

  • Stephen

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. This is an excellent book and one that I could easily see myself giving 5 stars to if I had been more in the mood for a slightly leisurely pace. The writing is superb, the plot is complex and intelligent and the magical elements are really uniquely done and very interesting. I especially enjoyed the discussion near the end of the book of WHY magic has disappeared from the European continent). These kinds of details always add to the richness of the narrative. In brief, the stor [...]

  • Javir11

    He dudado bastante entre darle o no la 4 estrella y al final no se la doy porque otras historias que les he puesto esa cuarta me gustaron más. De todas formas es un 3.5/5Me ha gustado el punto de partida de la historia, el uso de la magia que se hace durante la trama y sobre todo las escenas de acción, muy bien narradas y dinámicas.No me ha convencido que la historia va de más a menos a partir de mitad de esta, ni tampoco los personajes, bastante planos y que al final me he quedado con la se [...]

  • David

    With a damsel in distress, pirates and pirate ships, voodoo, magic, ghosts, the Fountain of Youth, swashbuckling sword fights, puppet theater, cannons, prisoners, games of wits, Blackbeard, and zombies--with all of these elements, a book like this has got to be fun! And it is; a bunch of really fun characters, fast-moving plot, humorous twists in the story line, all help to make this an enjoyable read.Actually, I did not read this book; I listened to the audiobook. Bronson Pinchot does an excell [...]

  • Jokoloyo

    I give this book 3.5 star.From a perspective, this is a unique book for me. I have never read a pirate fiction, or naval adventure fiction before, or voodoo-based magic. I admit I am still confused with the ship terms, which means i could not imagine a complete picture when reading about a scene on a ship. Regardless of the trivial details of the setting, I could follow the storyline.But from other perspective, this book is so standard with stereotype plot formula. The first and second chapter i [...]

  • Maya Bohnhoff

    This is one of Tim's older novels, but it's a doozy. I love the characters, the action, the whole magic, the use of nautical history I love sailing ships, so this was a special treat. The underlying human story is about how John Chandagnac goes from proper, uninvolved and rather shallow gentleman to Jack Shandy, a pirate with the emotional depths of the seas he sails. This is a perfect storm of a book in many ways. I mean, it's got a virtuous yet flawed hero (who cooks!), towering evil for him t [...]

  • colleen the convivial curmudgeon

    I seem to have a pattern of getting books I really look forward to, only to be somewhat disappointed in them. Perhaps if I had not had such high hopes and expectations I would've liked it more?The pacing was a bit slow, and it was definitely not one where I couldn't wait to get back into it. I did like Shandy and Davies and Skank. I think my favorite part was watching Shandy turn into a pirate and accept his role, and to find that they were, despite their wicked ways, actually good guys. Honor a [...]

  • José Vázquez

    Me ha asaltado un símil mientras leía En costas extrañas: Tim Powers hace algo parecido a Tarantino; coge un género popular y lo versiona en sus coordenadas y prácticamente dentro de su universo peculiar. Al menos así veo yo las tres obras que he leído de Powers: Las puertas de Anubis (dickensianismo, para entendernos), Declara (novelas de espías en la guerra fría) y las novelas piratescas de aventuras en este En costas extrañas.Lo curioso del caso es que, de alguna manera, la versión [...]

  • Ana

    No me gusta tener expectativas antes de comenzar una lectura, porque normalmente éstas quedan muy por debajo de la que al final nos parece. Y esta ha sido una de esas veces. Se trataba del primer libro que me ha acercado a Tim Powers, autor de Las Puertas de Anubis que tanto me recomendaban. Pensé que, al tratarse de una historia de piratas y fantasía, era lo más conveniente para asomarme a la literatura de este autor. Pues no lo ha sido. Vuelvo a repetir, como en otras ocasiones, que normal [...]

  • Joey

    This is a novel about piratesMagical Pirates (gasp!). No booty, no hooks for hands, no peg legs, no parrots nor even a single aaarrrggghhh in the entire book. Still a decent enough pirate tale even though a chore at times to read while waiting on some action. Varied from 2.5 stars for the first half to 3.5 stars later with a 2 star ending.

  • Shadowdenizen

    Pre-Read: Ok, I'm putting aside the dreadful Pirates of the Carribean connection, and try to read this on it's own merits.

  • Raelyn

    On Stranger Tides is by far one of the best historical fantasy books I’ve read. John Chandagnac is aboard the Vociferous Carmichael, pursuing a hidden agenda, when the ship is taken over by pirates. Given the choice between death and joining the crew, John settles in to piracy. Christened “Jack Shandy” by his drunken captain, he is lead on an dangerous expedition deep into the Florida forests to find the blood-demanding Fountain of Youth… and that’s only a third of the book.In the very [...]

  • Eric

    I bumped this up my reading list because I wanted to read it ahead of the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie ruining adapting it, and I'm glad I did. I really can't see how they are going to do this book justice, and I honestly don't think they'll try -- they'll likely steal a few easily borrowable elements like the voodoo magic and the quest for the fountain of youth, and ignore the main story, which would be tricky to cram Jack Sparrow into. I wish that Pirates of the Caribbean would not ha [...]

  • Adam

    Another nutty Powers adventure combining Leiber styled swashbuckling, gothic horror, and quirkiness worthy of a Terry Gilliam film. Like Waldrop, Powers can cram a narrative to the brim with eccentric facts and connect the dots into seamless fun. Here he throws voodoo, Native American magic, Blackbeard, quantum physics, zombies, the fountain of youth, battling magicians, and Puppet Theater. One unbelievable and tidy coincidence at the conclusion is one of the few hitches in the fun adventure. If [...]

  • Adam

    Tim powers does it again. This may be my new favorite pirate adventure ever. Seafaring lore, oddball characters and a realistic basis for magic that I loved. I have yet to read anything by Powers that I have not liked and this story was just about perfect. An outstanding novel that I heartily recommend.

  • Marijan

    Powers stvarno zna ispresti priču. uzbudljivo od početka do kraja. istina, kao što su i drugi rekli, ženski lik je mogao biti malo jači, i ima potencijala, ali i ovako se našla na pravom mjestu u pravo vrijeme.

  • Raymond St.

    Powers is well worth reading if you like fantasy.He has excellent narrative quality, a mind devious for plot and structure, and does action and adventure as other writers only dream.But if you are a fantasy writer, Powers is a doubly worth studying.Consider that the man has written shelves of books; but they are stand-alone in a time when everyone asks for an acronymed series (HP, ASOIAF, LOTR, WOT, KkC ).Take 'On Stranger Tides'. It is not enough for Powers to tell a zombie-pirate story. He has [...]

  • Cheryl

    Really 3 and a half stars. A pirate adventure tale interwoven with alot of fantasy elements. This book has pirates, voodoo, sea battles, ghosts, magic, and daring rescues. It was originally written in 1988 - long before the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie - but many elements of the story have appeared in those films. I took a half star off for the uneven pace of the plot, especially in the first half of the book. It does pick up in the second half, leading to an exciting and satisfying endi [...]

  • Ithil

    Paso de piratas aéreos a piratas algo más convencionales. Leí Las Puertas de Anubis y me alucinó muchísimo, de tal forma que fue uno de mis libros favoritos de ese año. Quedé encantada con el autor en el Celsius y su forma de hablar y expresarse y, a pesar de comprar muchos de sus libros, no veía el momento de ponerme con otro, hasta En costas extrañas. Antes de nada debéis saber que me fascinan las historias de piratas, me encantan. Esto es, yo partía con la base de que esta historia [...]

  • Celise

    Update: This review probably isn't very helpful if you haven't read the book. Rereading this review after forgetting what the book was about, I don't understand much of it. Oops.I should start by saying that even though this novel is nearly 26 years old I wouldn't have heard of it had they not based the fourth film in my favourite series, Pirates of the Caribbean, off of it. Having said that, I should say that I didn't find too many similarities between the stories so I am reviewing the book, NO [...]

  • Melanti

    This pulpy and wildly implausible, in a retro, Men's Adventure sort of way. It has pirates, Blackbeard (though they don't call him Blackbeard most of the time), damsels in distress, voodoo and zombies. Oh, and a main character who's magically good at everything he does. Despite never handling a sword, he's able to teach a swordsman new tricks within minutes of picking one up. Despite never firing a gun, he's able to give the pirates lessons on accuracy within an hour. Despite never cooking for a [...]

  • [Name Redacted]

    The prologue is gripping, the first chapter drags a bit, but the rest of the story is incredible. Powers manages to weave together the history of piracy, the age of sail, new world vodoun, and old world magic into an amazing tale which has served as the basis for both the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and the Monkey Island computer game series -- indeed, re-reading it now as an adult I realize that many elements from the first half of the book were used as a jumping off point for the televi [...]

  • Robert Magness

    I really did not care much for this book and it worries me--though it doesn't surprise me--that this is what Disney looks to loosely adapt for Pirates of the Carribean 4. All the outlandish and ridiculous elements of Pirates 2 and 3 are ramped up to 11 in this story. The prose is fine; the characters are interesting enough; but the problem is the supernatural elements. It's too supernatural for its own good and looses the suspension of disbelief early on. Remove a few supernatural sequences and [...]

  • William

    Pirates, voodoo, the caribbean, black magic stop me if you've heard this story.But OST is much more than a cobbled together version of a Disney ride. Powers has created a swashbuckling epic, and has enough ideas for any three other novels. There's epic sea battles, drunken sailors, some extremely nasty vilains, and a nightmarish trip to the Fountain of Youth that is worth a read all on its own.Powers has a fantastic imagination, and the skill to get it all onto the page. I'm in awe of his talent [...]

  • Donna

    This is my third pirate book this week, but this one is the first one that is fiction. I loved the first half of this book. It was all about pirates and the the things that pirates did. This pulled me right in. So I'm not exactly sure what went wrong for the last half shifted to more of a fantasy vibe and the spotlight was taken from the pirates. I was no longer being tugged along. So 3 stars. The narrator was fluent in pirate-speak and accent. That was actually quite entertaining.

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