DINNER AT DEVIANT'S PALACE. London: Chatto & Windus, . Octavo, boards. First British and first trade hardcover edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Powers: "For / --- / This kind of / screwball / book. / Cheers / Tim Powers / 11-1-86." "A hard-boiled version of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice set in a post-holocaust California, with a bizarre alien presiding over an exotic hell. A fast-moving adventure with the author's usual gothic touches; a key example of the new post-holocaust romanticism." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-872. Winner of the 1985 John W. Campbell Award and 1986 Philip K. Dick Award for best novel. 1985 Nebula nominee. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 431. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#162288).
"Published in 1986 ..." on copyright page.