294 pp. a fine copy. this copy nicely inscribed on the tp by Powers with a small drawing the uncorrected proof in wrappers of the First English and first hardcover. Bookseller Inventory #
From Publishers Weekly: First published in 1985, this legendary and still distinctive novel may attract new fans, although the postnuclear-war theme has become somewhat dated. Technology has vanished in a barbaric, 22nd-century California run by a Sidney Greenstreet lookalike messiah, Norton Jaybush, who boasts a fancifully colossal "night club of the damned" in Venice and his own Holy City in Irvine. His young hippie followers, aka "Jaybirds," drift in a hallucinatory Philip K. Dick-style dream, while "redeemers" strive to rescue them. The serviceable plot focuses largely on the efforts of the hero, Gregorio Rivas, a musician and former redeemer who lives in "Ellay," to bring back a runaway. The film Mad Max (1980) seems to have inspired many of the images in this rundown world, such as "an old but painstakingly polished Chevrolet body mounted on a flat wooden wagon drawn by two horses." Powers has a nice knack for puns, e.g., a "hemogoblin," a balloonlike monster who sucks blood from its victims, and "fifths," paper money issued by a "Distiller of the Treasury." The antireligious tone of the book, not uncommon in science fiction of the era, is a refreshing change from much of today's blatantly proselytizing SF (see feature, "Other Worlds, Suffused with Religion," Apr. 16). At times Powers's heavy prose style can be trying, but his engaging conceptions will keep most readers turning the pages.
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Title: Dinner at Deviant's Palace
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Publication Date: 1986
Book Description Chatto & Windus, London, 1986. Softbound. 294 pp. a fine copy the uncorrected proof in wrappers of the First English and first hardcover. Seller Inventory # 20392
Book Description Chatto & Windus, London, 1986. Hardcover. First trade hardcover edition. Signed and dated 3/27/87 by Powers on the title page. 1986 Phillip K. Dick Award for best novel. "A key example of the new postholocaust romanticism." Barron: Anatomy of Wonder 1995, 4-340. Head of spine bumped. Pages with the usual light toning, else fine in fine and bright dust jacket. Signed. Book. Seller Inventory # 22138
Book Description Chatto & Windus ., London, 1986. Octavo, boards. First British and first trade hardcover edition. "A hard-boiled version of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice set in a post-holocaust California, with a bizarre alien presiding over an exotic hell. A fast-moving adventure with the author's usual gothic touches; a key example of the new post-holocaust romanticism." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-872. Winner of the 1985 John W. Campbell Award and 1986 Philip K. Dick Award for best novel. 1985 Nebula nominee. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 431. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#91531). Seller Inventory # 91531
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1996. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. .INSCRIBED TO ME .THIS HORRIBLE COOKBOOK,CHEERS,TIM POWERS. Inscribed By the Artist. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # wennON1742
Book Description Chatto & Windus, London, 1986. Hardcover. First trade hardcover edition. 1986 Phillip K. Dick Award for best novel. "A key example of the new postholocaust romanticism." Barron: Anatomy of Wonder 1995, 4-340. Signed by Powers on the full title page. Hint of the usual toning to the pages. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. Signed. Book. Seller Inventory # 31792
Book Description Chatto & Windus, London, 1986. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Harcover Trade ed/1st Br Ed. 1st Hardcover trade ed/1st Br ed. Pages beginning to brown, o/w Fine in Fine dj. INSCRIBED by the author. INSCRIBED By Author. Seller Inventory # 101579
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. An as new and unread copy SIGNED by Powers. A sketch by Powers titled "Rivas bewildered by dinner" is on the left page facing the title page. Pages have the common tanning. All jackets in mylar wraps. DG. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 005241
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The author's post-apocalyptic vision of Los Angeles as it existed in the late 1960's, early 70's only a hundred fold worse after nuclear devastation, culminating in the Deviant's Palace Night Club. LA was a very creepy & seamy place back then! SIGNED by the author with a full-page inscription and drawing to his friend, Phil Garland.: Garland was the proprietor of the 'Folly Press' in Tacoma, WA., who published the folly - "A Short Poem" - Ho-Ho-Ho. See, Berlyne, pg. 158. Philip K. Dick Memorial Award Winner. Wonderful association copy!. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 282
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Harcover Trade ed/1st Br Ed.. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0701129727