The Anubis Gates

The Anubis Gates The Anubis Gates is the classic time travel novel that took the fantasy world by storm a decade ago Only the dazzling imagination of Tim Powers could have created such as adventure

  • Title: The Anubis Gates
  • Author: Tim Powers
  • ISBN: 9780441023820
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Anubis Gates is the classic time travel novel that took the fantasy world by storm a decade ago Only the dazzling imagination of Tim Powers could have created such as adventure.

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    • J.G. Keely says:

      A fairly common mistake made by authors is failing to be familiar with their genre. They end up retreading old ground and relying on long-dead cliches because they aren't aware of what's already been done. So, it behooves an author to get some familiarity with the genre he intends to work in, to ensure that he isn't just writing the same old story over again.In that spirit, I thought I'd check out this award-winning early piece of Steampunk. It was a rough start. One of the first red flags in an [...]

    • Brad says:

      More time travel than steampunk, although it has been categorized as the latter, Tim Powers' The Anubis Gates is fun, but it leaves one feeling a little short changed.The problem is that Powers' story has the narrative scope of Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle, but it is packed into a mere 380-ish pages. Beggar's guilds, Egyptian wizards, Romantic poets, business magnates, and prize fighters mix with cross dressing vengeance seekers, mad clowns, body snatchers, fire elementals and gypsies. Time s [...]

    • Bradley says:

      Re-Read 8/17/16Well, apparently, the universe doesn't want me to write a review, so let's try this a third time. :)I wanted to like this re-read a lot more than the first, but unfortunately, the things I thought were uninteresting the first time around, like the Egypt expedition, were still uninteresting, but I stuck around because all the run-ins with the egyptian magicians was still pretty damn wonderful.As for the first half of the novel, I'd easily give it 5 stars. I mean, where else can you [...]

    • Phrynne says:

      This book was just so much fun! It was really, really entertaining and I have no problem giving it five stars. Basically it is a story about time travel. It reminded me a lot of the Doomsday Book by Connie Willis which is one of the best books I have ever read so I mean this as praise indeed. The method of travelling is very original and the purpose very devious.Having travelled our hero spends a large part of the book living in the past and often suffering accordingly. We meet Coleridge and Lor [...]

    • Jokoloyo says:

      I had a real life experience that comparable with the critical moment of the main protagonist. (view spoiler)[ I had food poisoning, and the cure was just like on the book, I ate carbon/charcoal. It works like magic. Three hours after I ate carbon, I vomited a lot. Five minutes after that, I feel good again.(hide spoiler)]This book is not only my first read of Tim Powers, but also one of my earliest read of fantasy novels. I was still innocent literally. So, I had many "Wow!" experience when I r [...]

    • Penny says:

      My main feeling during the book was that it was weird. Not bad weird, not necessarily good weird, just a bit odd. I found it took a while to get into, I was never bored, but I also wasn't really all that interested for a large portion of the beginning of this one. Then it started to pick up and I found I really started to enjoy things once we met Jacky and that lot. There were a lot of interesting ideas, strange characters and weird happenings in this novel. I enjoyed it, but I'm sure I don't un [...]

    • Carol. says:

      Two and a half stars for me by the GR system; 'okay' verging on 'I liked it.' My appreciation could probably benefit from a second read. Ultimately, I can see where others liked it, but it's not executed in way I enjoyed.In some ways, it reminds me of Connie Willis' To Say Nothing of the Dog in that while there is some time traveling, there is very little of technological surprise, and most of it takes place within Victorian England. In similar fashion to TSNotD, a historian accidentally gets le [...]

    • Wanda says:

      I’m not sure exactly what I think of this time-travel adventure. There are aspects that I love, some that leave me confused, and at least one that produced both sensations.I loved the Ancient Egyptian connections—hieroglyphs, gods & goddesses, the great boat of Ra. I appreciated that it wasn’t easy for the time-displaced person to fit into the new society that they found themselves in. Coming from the privileged twentieth century didn’t mean beans when it came to supporting oneself i [...]

    • Tfitoby says:

      A time travel novel featuring sorcery, evil clowns, Ancient Egyptian Gods, body switching, a condensed version of Dante, literary scholars, cross dressing, fencing champions, dog-faced men and Romantic poets.That opening sentence lost it's short, pithy, catchphrase-like nature somewhere along the way. Mirroring the novel in that way infact. An American Coleridge expert gets invited on a time travel adventure to hear said poet speak only to find himself trapped in the early 19th century London, a [...]

    • Dan Schwent says:

      Brendan Doyle is an expert on Samuel Coleridge and a contemporary of his, William Ashbless, hired by a crazy millionaire to take part in a trip through a hole in the river of time. Rich clients have paid Darrow, the millionaire, a million dollars each to travel back to a Coleridge lecture in 1805. Only something goes wrong, as it does in most time travel storiesPowers's writing is good without having needless descriptions. His depiction of the early 1800's is really vivid. I found a few of the p [...]

    • Emma says:

      2.5 stars. Complicated, chaotic time travelling riotous caper combined with sorcery from Egypt. There were some great ideas in here but the story as a whole was just too much. I was so relieved to get to the end.

    • YouKneeK says:

      This was a fun book. The list I took it from has it tagged as sci-fi, which I began to doubt from, oh, about page 1. I would definitely classify this as fantasy. There is a time travel element, which I guess is why it sometimes ends up with the sci-fi classification, but it’s more magical than scientific.In 1802, some sorcerers perform a difficult magical spell in an attempt to bring Anubis back and wipe out all of these pesky modern religions. There are some unexpected effects. Our main chara [...]

    • Martine says:

      Ever wonder what it would be like to travel in time and be able to rewrite parts of history? In The Anubis Gates, Brendan Doyle, a professor of nineteenth-century English literature living in 1983 California, accidentally gets to try his hand at it when he is invited by a mad scientist to attend a lecture given by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1810 London. Needless to say, an accident prevents Doyle from returning to his own time (it always does in these books, doesn't it?), so he is stuck in early [...]

    • Azumi says:

      Buen libro de aventuras con toques de fantasía y ciencia ficción, pero que me ha resultado una lectura con altibajos, o bien todo era acción frenética y sin darte respiro o bien trozos que he encontrado pesados y lentos.Lo que más me ha gustado ha sido la ambientación y toda la ciudad de los mendigos de Londres con el payaso Horrabin y sus errores.

    • Megan Baxter says:

      What a strange book. I mean, really, really strange. It's just such a weird mishmash of science fiction and fantasy and the just plain odd. We read it in my online SF group, and there's a good question here as to whether it's even science fiction. There's time travel, which would put it under that rubric, but also ancient Egyptian magicians (ooh, a new tongue twister!). And the time travel itself, now that I think about it, may not be scientific in nature. There's the suggestion that it might be [...]

    • Ryan says:

      The Good:Where do I begin? This is such a clever, epic story. Time travel, body swapping, Dickensian London, Egyptian mythology, Romantic poets, evil wizards and an exploration of fatalism - props to Tim Powers for managing to combine all this into something that wasn't absolute crap. Good story, good characters, great settings and ideas, and the ending was excellent.The Bad:It's a complicated mess at times which might diminish one's enjoyment. Plus the book starts in 1983, so I suppose the prot [...]

    • Sarah Anne says:

      Such an incredibly cool book!

    • Mangrii says:

      En 1801 el Imperio Británico ha logrado controlar Egipto tras la derrota de Napoleón por parte de Nelson en la Batalla del Nilo, suprimiendo estos el culto a los antiguos dioses establecidos en el país. Para tratar de recuperar el poder, un poderoso hechicero planea traer del pasado a dioses ancestrales y liberarlos en Londres para que la destruyan. En 1802, cuando Amenofis Fikee trata de llevar a cabo esta misión, ocurre algo extraño durante su invocación. En el presente, Brendan Doyle, u [...]

    • Sandi says:

      "The Anubis Gates" is a terrific time travel fantasy. I never quite knew where the story was going or what was going to happen next. Tim Powers is one of those writers who packs meaning and significance into every scene. I found myself having to backtrack several times to see if I had missed something. In the last third of the book, there's so much body switching and name changing that I had trouble telling who was who. I really liked the challenge though, it kept me on my toes and it was unlike [...]

    • Jason Pettus says:

      [Also published at my website, the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography.]Recently I was cleaning out some back folders on my hard drive and came across an old file named "Writers I Should Really Get Around to Reading the Complete Works of Before I Die;" and one of the people on that list was Tim Powers, whose genre-hybrid works span across the traditional lines of science-fiction, fantasy, horror and the occult to deliver truly unique stories that make a lasting impression, which is wha [...]

    • thefourthvine says:

      Tim Powers is at his best with wacked-out time travel stories, and that's precisely what this is. He basically took the entire collection of English-language literary devices and tossed them into one book. And then added some poetry. And some genderfuckery. And Ancient Egyptian myths and legends. And, also, did I mention the time travel? So. A mild-mannered literature professor (this is, um, something of a theme character in Powers' work) goes back to the time of Lord Byron, and - look. Things h [...]

    • Maria Clara says:

      Maravilloso!!! Para mí Tim Powers es un escritor de voz oscura, añeja y dorada como el mejor de los whiskys. En esta novela crea un mundo singular de magia y de realismo como si fuera un claroscuro, donde la magia es el elemento a vencer y el futuro el elemento al que no se puede engañar. Me ha encantado pasear con Doyle por las calles de la Inglaterra de 1810 y sufrir con él, ver cómo su personaje iba avanzando al mismo ritmo que la novela hasta crecer y convertirse en otro hombre.

    • Daniel (Attack of the Books!) Burton says:

      It’s been over thirty years since Tim Powers’ The Anubis Gates was published, and the story of treachery, time travel, and long dead gods has aged well.But then, what should I have expected? It’s Tim Powers. As I think I saw someone else mention about the author, who else could combine Egyptian mythology, Lord Byron, quantum mechanics, sorcererous clowns, and time travel? It is at times dark, other times indulgent, and occasionally syrupy with fantasy. It is, at all times, a complex myster [...]

    • Sandy says:

      Tim Powers' fourth novel, 1983's "The Anubis Gates," is a book that I had been meaning to read for years. Chosen for inclusion in both David Pringle's "Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels" and Jones & Newman's "Horror: 100 Best Books," as well as the recipient of the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award in 1984, the book came with plenty of good word of mouth, to say the least. And, as it turns out, all the ballyhoo back when was fully justified, as this really IS some kind of superb work. As J [...]

    • Lisa Vegan says:

      This book was exhausting to read.It has an extremely convoluted plot and I had to concentrate carefully to avoid feeling confused. I couldn’t decide if I was loving it or irritated by it; I ended up feeling frustrated but found it fascinating too.I suppose it earns 4 stars or even 5 for the author managing to put it all together at the end, and that was quite a feat, but my experience of reading it was just that I liked it, nothing more.I think that too much happened and that there was too muc [...]

    • J says:

      A friend loaned me this book long ago. It was his absolute most favorite book at the time. So I cracked the spine and moved right in. When I'm really into a book it becomes an extension of my left arm and tends to get in the way of meals. When I finally returned it, full of crumbs and tea stains, the cover had somehow gone missing. My friend was unhappy with me but I had thoroughly enjoyed his book. Thanks, Nathan.

    • Jim says:

      I gave it 100 pages & really didn't care about what was going on, so I quit. It could have been interesting, I think. The problem for me was I just didn't get any feeling for any of the characters or the situation. I wanted to, felt I should, but every time I picked up the book it was a chore & I found my mind wandering.

    • Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method) says:

      I dunno, I couldn't get into this one for some reason. About when the clown on stilts who swung from the ceiling showed up, I checked out. I'm not the target audience for this.

    • Nebojša Petković says:

      Fantastična i fascinirajuća avantura! Verovarno jedna od najboljih sa kojima sam se susreo.Multižanrovsko ostvarenje sa temom putovanja kroz vreme u kojem je pripovedačka moć tolika, da je gotovo nemoguće naći deo bez napetosti i uzdržati se od neutežive želje da se pročita još malo. Autentičnost istorijskog peioda koji Pauers najviše obrađuje i to najčešće kroz groteskni svet njegovog podzemlja najveća je vrednost ovog dela. Neopisivi likovi na skali uverljivosti "mirisa i uk [...]

    • Mamen B. says:

      2,5/5Que conste que las 2 estrellas en GR son "It was ok", y de mi cosecha, le pongo media más, porque me ha parecido un poco mejor que "ok". Realmente creo que es un buen libro, entretenido por momentos, y con una historia muy original, pero no es mi estilo de lectura, ni mi estilo de libro. Además, no es que llevara expectativas, pero llamándose Las puertas de Anubis, no sé, me esperaba mucho más toque egipcio del que tiene, lo cual ha contribuido a decepcionarme un poquito.Resumiendo muc [...]

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