Tim Powers has a short story collection out in stores. This one hasn't got the promotion of Declare, I hope this doesn't indicate that Powers in on the outs. Sci-fi short stories are great, as they allow an author to throw a cool idea at you without necessarily having to resolve anything. I think this is why Stephen King's continues to excel at short stories as his novels have fallen off. Salon has a review of the book in which the reviewer compares Powers to Gibson, Dick and Hemingway. Yes, you will have to sit through the Salon commercial thing to read the article, but just tab over to Hype Machine and download some tunes while it loads. I recommend the Long Winters or John Vanderslice today.