Los Angeles is filled with ghosts and half-ghosts, and ghost hunters, and ghost junkies chasing each other in a mad quest for immortality. As a series of disasters strikes Los Angeles, a young boy inhales the last breath of Thomas Edison, and becomes a precious prize in a deadly hunt for the elusive vital spark. Brimming with the wild imagination and heart-stopping escapades that won Tim Powers the World Fantasy Award, Expiration Date is an exuberant and inventive tale from one of fantasy's most original talents.
Praise For Expiration Date…
Praise for Expiration Date:
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"There is much humor in the book, some exciting chase scenes, and some beautifully descriptive writing by the author." --VOYA
"Expiration Date is a minefield of exploding surprises that will have readers convinced that the author has tapped into a more magical reality behind everyday life." -- Publishers Weekly
"Expiration Date is fascinating ... It'll have you turning pages as much for his sheer inventiveness as for the plot ... for the remarkable frisson that sparks from the page, the playfulness of the language." -- Charles de Lint, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
"Expiration Date is Tim Powers's darkest book to date, in both its characters and settings, resulting in a complex, fascinating series of potential disasters. But it is also Kootie's story, where terror alternates with sheer nuttiness and even (dare we say it?) hope." --Locus
"Expiration Date is a work of fiction so wickedly rooted in real people, places and events that a lot of readers probably will be hitting the history books and biographies to check out the 'facts' in the novel....This is a must-read book for fans of Powers or anyone looking for a truly different work of fantasy." -- The Orlando Sentinel
Orb Books, 9780765317520, 381pp.
Publication Date: March 20, 2007