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The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction) Paperback – January 1, 1997
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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels including Hide Me Among the Graves, Three Days to Never, Declare, Last Call, and On Stranger Tides, which inspired the feature film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award twice, and the World Fantasy Award three times. He lives in San Bernardino, California.
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To set the stage, imagine time is a fast flowing river under a sheet of ice. You can't get out of time because of the ice and you can't go back in time because the flow of time is too fast. Now what would happen if there are holes in that ice ? You got it, you could jump between the holes, if you knew where and when they were. And some people know about these holes through magic or scientific investigation.
Our protagonist throughout this journey is one Brendan Doyle who is called to England by an eccentric billionaire to investigate activities in the early 1800's. Apparently he , or rather people who work fro him, have found the holes in the ice over the time stream.
While Doyle does go back in time through the hole he si captured while there and does not return with the rest of the time travellers back to their origin in 1983. He is stuck in 1804. He soon meets all sorts of magical and maniacal people and creatures as he fights to find his way back.
Doctors Romany and Romanelli are two key villains, and we even have a body switching werewolf added to the mix.
Can Doyle somehow overcome all the impediments to the return to his real time or will he be stuck in early England.
It's truly an adventure to find out.
A fun and entertaining read about magic and time travel.
Centipede Press is releasing a limited edition high end hard cover version of the book this Fall
How-ever, I found The Anubis Gates a little bit hard to follow at times. I needed to persevere with the book until things made more sense. I still enjoyed the concept, particularly the switches that occurred in the book (without giving too much away)
So your "helpful" votes are appreciated. Thanks, and note that a short review is not necessarily a bad review if it leads you to a great story. Also check out my recommendations (below).
"The Anubis Gates" is a strange mixture of science fiction and magic that hooked me from the first page. A group of modern people go back in time to 1810, and one man gets stranded. I found myself turning the pages to see what was going to happen next as a modern man and an ancient magician battle it out. The beggar gangs of 19th century London were fascinating.
I would also recommend "The Trader" (a man wakes up in the body of another man), by Charles De Lint.
Another great lost novel is the "Far Arena" (they thaw out of Roman gladiator, who was frozen in the ice of the North Sea), by Ben Sapir.
Still another "must read" is "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" (an explosion at a research facility makes a man invisible and the government is out to find him), by Harry F. Saint.
Memoirs of an Invisible Man