Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers Tim Powers

Here's an interesting read in fantasy and science fiction.  This collection of stories takes you out of this world.

Baen and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on November 7th.

This is a mix of time travel, religion, and other nebulous things in the universe.  He travels through a portal to a time where he already was once earlier but he has no knowledge of it because he hasn't done it yet.  If you can get your head around that, you'll have no trouble with the other stories in the collection.

The stories are eclectic, not many of them are satisfying, and some are downright weird.  Can you imagine dying so you can go hunt down your enemy and remove him from purgatory?  He thinks he'll be able to come back but it doesn't turn out that way.  Even the woman he was willing to kill for wasn't what he thought.

All these stories will give you cause for thought.  It's an odd but entertaining collection. 

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