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Winner of the World Fantasy Award

Staff Pick

Generations of Powell's Science Fiction Team members have read and loved this book, and it is one of my favorites to sell science fiction-reading customers who are looking for something new. Powers combines Arthurian mythology, chaos theory, tarot, and poker in an adventure set mostly in Las Vegas. Only a writer of Powers's skill could combine these ideas successfully into such an unforgettable plotline. This is the first volume of a trilogy, and by far the strongest. Expiration Date is the second volume, followed by Earthquake Weather. Trust me, you'll never experience a ringing telephone, the smell of coffee, or a deck of cards the same way after you read this book.
Recommended by Mary Jo, Powells.com

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Enchantingly dark and compellingly real, the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Last Call is a masterpiece of magic realism from critically acclaimed author Tim Powers.

Set in the gritty, dazzling underworld known as Las Vegas, Last Call tells the story of a one-eyed professional gambler who discovers that he was not the big winner in a long-ago poker game . . . and now must play for the highest stakes ever as he searches for a way to win back his soul.

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"Rich, top-flight mythic fantasy....Knockout poker sequences give the symbolism real sizzle, while the genre is enlivened throughout with great lines from Eliot." Kirkus Reviews

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"[A] difficult, but distinctive and commanding novel..." Publishers Weekly

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"Riveting...lyrical and brutal...a thrilling tale of gambling, fate and fantastic adventure." Los Angeles Daily News

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"A terrific read...a believable tapestry of greed and passion." Denver Rocky Mountain News

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"Marvelously successful....Powers invokes the magical threads in the weft of ordinary life....Quirky dark fantasy....Utterly compelling. Powers plays for high stakes, and wins big." Locus

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"Intricately imagined...a plot as complex and fluid as high-stakes poker...Powers does not forget that the most important element in any novel's game is the stylish play of character." Seattle Times

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"Brilliant! Compelling and satisfying! Tim Powers is one of our best writers, and Last Call is his best book yet." Raymond E. Feist

About the Author

Tim Powers is the author of numerous critically acclaimed works of speculative fiction, including Last Call, Expiration Date, Earthquake Weather, and The Anubis Gates. He is a past winner of the World Fantasy Award and lives in San Bernardino, California.

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Mike Leach, January 7, 2009 (view all comments by Mike Leach)
This is a wild and crazy, don’t miss read! Tim Powers is superbly imaginative and one hell of a story teller.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380728466
Author:
Powers, Tim
Publisher:
Harper Collins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Tarot
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Gambling
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, American
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Poker
Subject:
Las Vegas
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
December 1996
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.10x5.26x1.24 in. .89 lbs.

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Product details 544 pages Perennial - English 9780380728466 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Generations of Powell's Science Fiction Team members have read and loved this book, and it is one of my favorites to sell science fiction-reading customers who are looking for something new. Powers combines Arthurian mythology, chaos theory, tarot, and poker in an adventure set mostly in Las Vegas. Only a writer of Powers's skill could combine these ideas successfully into such an unforgettable plotline. This is the first volume of a trilogy, and by far the strongest. Expiration Date is the second volume, followed by Earthquake Weather. Trust me, you'll never experience a ringing telephone, the smell of coffee, or a deck of cards the same way after you read this book.

"Review" by , "Rich, top-flight mythic fantasy....Knockout poker sequences give the symbolism real sizzle, while the genre is enlivened throughout with great lines from Eliot."
"Review" by , "[A] difficult, but distinctive and commanding novel..."
"Review" by , "Riveting...lyrical and brutal...a thrilling tale of gambling, fate and fantastic adventure."
"Review" by , "A terrific read...a believable tapestry of greed and passion."
"Review" by , "Marvelously successful....Powers invokes the magical threads in the weft of ordinary life....Quirky dark fantasy....Utterly compelling. Powers plays for high stakes, and wins big."
"Review" by , "Intricately imagined...a plot as complex and fluid as high-stakes poker...Powers does not forget that the most important element in any novel's game is the stylish play of character."
"Review" by , "Brilliant! Compelling and satisfying! Tim Powers is one of our best writers, and Last Call is his best book yet."
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