On Stranger Tides

Old China just told me that the trailer for the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie is out, complete with some good pics of Greenwich:

Den of Geek confirms my suspicion that it is indeed based on the rather wonderful Tim Powers fantasy of the same name:

which I highly recommend, if only so you can show off by telling everyone how the film bears absolutely no resemblance whatsoever to the book (apart from Blackbeard and the zombies…) Looking at the price, I’d say it’s out of print just now, awaiting a movie tie-in, so maybe wait after all.

Ooh – I just read on Wikipedia that Kim Newman based one of his vampires on the main character in On Stranger Tides. Okay – if you’re up for some gothic try this instead:


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