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The Anubis Gates

Powers, Tim

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ISBN 10: 0929480104 / ISBN 13: 9780929480107
Published by Mark V. Ziesing, Shingletown CA, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A Fine copy in brown cloth, in a Fine dust jacket. First published as a paperback original, this is the first U.S. hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # 035121

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Title: The Anubis Gates

Publisher: Mark V. Ziesing, Shingletown CA

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Mark Bilokur

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First U.S. Hardcover Edition.

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The Anibus Gate is the classic time travel novel that took the fantasy world by storm a decade ago. Only the dazzling imagination of Tim Powers could have created such as adventure.

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Author Tim Powers evokes 17th-century England with a combination of meticulously researched historic detail and imaginative flights in this sci-fi tale of time travel. Winner of the 1984 Philip K. Dick Award for best original science fiction paperback, this 1989 edition of the book that took the fantasy world by storm is the first hardcover version to be published in the United States. In his brief introduction, Ramsey Campbell sets The Anubis Gates in an adventure context, citing Powers's achievement of "extraordinary scenes of underground horror, of comedy both high and grotesque, of bizarre menace, of poetic fantasy."

The colonization of Egypt by western European powers is the launch point for power plays and machinations. Steeping together in this time-warp stew are such characters as an unassuming Coleridge scholar, ancient gods, wizards, the Knights Templar, werewolves, and other quasi-mortals, all wrapped in the organizing fabric of Egyptian mythology. In the best of fantasy traditions, the reluctant heroes fight for survival against an evil that lurks beneath the surface of their everyday lives.

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