Jimmy Akin has a really interesting interview with SF author Tim Powers on his blog. He asks some very interesting questions to which the author responds in like manner. I read several of Tim Powers’ book recently and have enjoyed all of them, especially Declare. As Jimmy mentions Tim does extensive research and bases his novel on real persons and events and then seamlessly weaves a supernatural story into them. Part of the fun of reading his books is later researching elements in them as to their factual nature. At the end of Declare the author discussed the real world events he drew on, a feature which I wished he had at the end of all his books. I do know I definitely want to get a copy of his new book Three Days to Never.