Synopses & Reviews
In Last Call
, the Locus Fantasy Award and World Fantasy Award winner by Tim Powers, ex-professional gambler Scott Crane hasn't returned to Las Vegas, or held a hand of cards, in ten years. But nightmares about a strange poker game he once attended—a contest he believed he walked away from a big winner—are drawing him back to the magical city.. because the mythic game did not end that night in 1969. And the price of his winnings was his soul.
This edition of Last Call includes a special P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.
“Dazzling . . . a tour de force, a brilliant blend of John le Carre spy fiction with the otherworldly.” Dean Koontz
“Theres never been a novel quite like DECLARE…one of the protean Powerss most absorbing and rewarding creations.” Kirkus Starred Review
“Highly ingenious . . . No one else writes like Powers, and Declare finds him at the top of his game.” San Francisco Chronicle
“DECLARE is classic Tim Powers, his best novel since Last Call, and possibly his best to date.” Locus Magazine
“Tim Powers is a brilliant writer. Declares occult subtext for the deeper Cold War is wonderfully original and brilliantly imagined.” William Gibson
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.
About the Author
Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels, including Declare, Last Call, Hide Me Among the Graves, and On Stranger Tides, the inspiration for the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. Powers lives in San Bernardino, California.