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The Stress of Her Regard [Paperback]

Tim Powers
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"A reigning master of adult contemporary fantasy." -- Booklist "The reigning king of adult historical fantasy." -- Kirkus Reviews "Tim Powers is a brilliant writer." --William Gibson, author , Neuromancer "Through both innovation and preservation, Tachyon Publications has become one of the most respected publishing houses in speculative fiction." -- Hellnotes: Fiction, Movies, and Art Dedicated to the Horror Genre "Powers has already proved that he is a master of what he terms 'doing card tricks in the dark,' referring to the incredible amount of historical, biographical, and practical research that goes into his works." -- Harvard Review "Powers plots like a demon." -- The Village Voice Literary Supplement "Good serious fantasy doesn't come much better than The Stress Of Her Regard ." --Oxford Times "Tim Powers is a genius." --Algis Budrys, author, The Death Machine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Dr Michael Crawford wakes to a bed soaked by carnage and the impossibly savaged body of his bride. He flees England to escape the hangman's noose. His only hope lies with the most notorious poets of the age: Keats, Shelley and Byron.

Slowly they bring Crawford to a terrible understanding of the force that damns him as surely as it protects him. For Crawford has another, secret, bride who rules the hours of his sleep. She is as beautiful as she is evil. She is an ancient power that threatens to ravage the lives of each of her lovers.

A masterful blend of the poetic and the grotesque, the real and the imagined, this transfixing novel displays Tim Power's mastery of the genre at his most ambitious best.

"The best fantasy writer to appear in decades"

"Great ambition and intensity . . . a complex and satisfying novel"

"Good serious fantasy doesn't come much better than 'The Stress of Her Regard'"

About the Author

Tim Powers has been compared to Michael Crichton, Neal Stephenson, and Clive Barker and was lauded by Kirkus as "the reigning king of adult historical fantasy." His novel "Declare," a supernatural secret history of post-WWII espionage, won the 2001 World Fantasy and the International Horror Guild awards. He is the two-time recipient of the Philip K. Dick Award for "The Anubis Gates" and "Dinner at Deviant's Palace" and a three-time Locus Award winner for "Last Call," "Expiration Date," and" Earthquake Weather." His latest novel, "Hide Me Among the Graves," is a sequel to his classic supernatural thriller, "The Stress of Her Regard." Powers has taught at the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop and has co-taught the Writers of the Future Workshop with Algis Budrys. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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