TIM POWERS was born in Buffalo, New York, on Leap Year Day in 1952, but has lived in southern California since 1959. He graduated from California State University at Fullerton with a B.A. in English in 1976; the same year saw the publication of his first two novels, The Skies Discrowned and Epitaph in Rust (both from Laser Books).
Powers's subsequent novels are The Drawing of the Dark (Del Rey, 1979), The Anubis Gates (Ace, 1983, winner of the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award and the Prix Apollo), Dinner at Deviant's Palace (Ace, 1985, winner of the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award), On Stranger Tides (Ace, 1987), The Stress of Her Regard (Ace, 1989), Last Call (Morrow, 1992, winner of the World Fantasy Award), Expiration Date (Tor, 1996, winner of the Locus Award for Best Dark Fantasy Novel), Earthquake Weather (Tor, 1997), and Declare (Morrow, 2001, winner of the World Fantasy Award). The Manchester Guardian has called Powers "the best fantasy writer to appear in decades."
Powers has taught at the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop at Michigan State University six times, and has three times co-taught the Writers of the Future Workshop with Algis Budrys.
Powers is married, and lives with his wife, Serena, in San Bernardino, California.