Declare Author(s) Tim Powers Language English Genre(s) Fantasy, Spy novel Publisher HarperCollins Publication date 2001 Media type Print (Paperback, Hardcover) Pages 517 pages (Hardcover) ISBN ISBN 0-380-79836-0 (Paperback)
ISBN 0-380-97652-8 (Hardcover)
OCLC Number 50031363
Declare (2001) is a supernatural spy novel by Tim Powers. It presents a secret history of the Cold War in which an agent for a secret British spy organization learns the true nature of several beings living on Mount Ararat. In this he is opposed by real-life communist traitor Kim Philby, who did travel extensively in the region. Philby's father, St. John Philby, was a noted Arabist whose book The Empty Quarter (on the Rub' al Khali) was extensively used as source material for the novel.
In 2001 Declare won both the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and the International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel, and was nominated for a Locus Award. It also appeared on the final ballot for the Nebula Award, however it was later determined to be ineligible because of the limited edition that appeared the year prior to the trade edition. It was published in the UK for the first time in 2010 and subsequently shortlisted for the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award for best science fiction novel.
- ^ a b c "2001 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. http://www.worldswithoutend.com/books_year_index.asp?year=2001. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
- ^ "Declare ineligible for 2001 Nebula Award". SFWA. Archived from the original on 2007-12-29. http://web.archive.org/web/20071229075020/http://www.sfwa.org/News/declare.htm. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
- The Works of Tim Powers, the author's authorized website, has an interview focusing on Declare, and an extensive publishing history of the book with images from and of the various editions.
- Powers comments on the genesis of the book in an interview in the March 1998 issue of Locus. He comments on its relationship to actual history and Roman Catholicism in an interview in the February 2002 Locus.
Thraxas by Martin Scott (2000) · Declare by Tim Powers (2001, tie) · Galveston by Sean Stewart (2001, tie) · The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin (2002) · The Facts of Life by Graham Joyce (2003, tie) · Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip (2003, tie) · Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton (2004) · Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (2005) · Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (2006) · Soldier of Sidon by Gene Wolfe (2007) · Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay (2008) · The Shadow Year by Jeffrey Ford (2009, tie) · Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (2009, tie)
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