"Philip K. Dick felt that one day Tim Powers would be
one of our greatest fantasy writers. Phil was right."--Roger Zelazny
I finished DECLARE last week and it's an amazing book. I tried something similar in
BLACK WIND (that is, take historical events and go behind them to show why these things =really=
happened; it's not alternate history because events and outcomes remain unchanged, only the perception
is altered) but Tim takes it to a daring extreme. He changes the whole subtext of the Cold War.
The research must have been daunting. It's brilliant.
--F. Paul Wilson