At a glance:
- Author: Tim Powers
- First Published: 1983
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Fantasy—time travel
- Time of Work: 1684, 1802, 1810-1811, 1846, and 1983
- Setting: London, England, and Cairo, Egypt
- Genres: Long fiction, Science fiction, Fantasy, Novel
- Subjects: Magic or magicians, Escapes, Nineteenth century, 1980's, England or English people, Time travel, Seventeenth century, London, Kidnapping, Egypt or Egyptians, Begging or beggars, Clones or cloning
- Locales: Africa, Europe, London, England, Egypt, Cairo, Egypt, United Kingdom
In The Anubis Gates, Professor Brendan Doyle is hired to give a lecture on Samuel Taylor Coleridge and then attend an 1810 lecture by Coleridge. The book’s title refers to a set of holes in spacetime, created by worshipers of Anubis. Doyle and his party, led by millionaire J. Cochran Darrow, use one of these gates to travel to 1810. As they are leaving, Doyle is kidnapped by Dr. Romany, one of two sorcerers who created the gates. Romany takes Doyle to his camp to be tortured, but Doyle escapes.
Penniless and hungry, Doyle discovers that begging is the...
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