And the Tim Powers news keeps coming! Bill over at Subterranean Press has just posted information about a limited edition of a new Powers novel, Three Days to Never, that I assume will be published some time in mid-to-late 2006. To whet your appetite, Bill’s description of the book from the SubPress site is:
When 12-year-old Daphne Marrity steals a videotape of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure from her grandmother’s house, neither she nor her college-professor father, Frank Marrity, have any idea that the theft has drawn the attention of both the Israeli Secret Service and an ancient European organization of occultists — or that within hours they’ll be visited by her long-lost grandfather, who also wants that videotape.
And when Daphne’s teddy bear is stolen, and a blind assassin nearly kills her father, and a phantom begins to speak to her from a switched-off television set, Daphne and her father find themselves running for their lives through a southern California in which magic and the undead past are dangers as great as the guns of living assassins.
From ancient prophesies about Israel to the secret lives of Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein, this breathtaking novel throws a suburban father and daughter into the midst of an ancient supernatural battle.
I’m pretty sure that there’ll be a mass market edition of some kind, but Bill does a lovely job with his books, and it is Tim Powers.