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Dan Simmons

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Science fiction writer Dan Simmons was born in East Peoria, Illinois in 1948. He graduated from Wabash College in 1970 and received an M. A. from Washington University the following year. Simmons was an elementary school teacher and worked in the education field for a decade, including working to visa mer develop a gifted education program. His first successful short story was won a contest and was published in 1982. His first novel, Song of Kali, won a World Fantasy Award, and Simmons has also won a Theodore Sturgeon Award for short fiction, four Bram Stoker Awards, and eight Locus Awards. He is also the author of the Hyperion series, and Simmons and his work have been compared to Herbert's Dune and Asimov's Foundation series. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Serier

Verk av Dan Simmons

Hyperion (1989) 11,802 exemplar
The Fall of Hyperion (1989) 6,691 exemplar
The Terror (2007) 4,743 exemplar
Endymion (1996) — Författare — 4,453 exemplar
Ilium (2003) 4,184 exemplar
The Rise of Endymion (1997) — Författare — 4,052 exemplar
Drood: A Novel (2009) 3,016 exemplar
Olympos (2005) 2,904 exemplar
Carrion Comfort (1989) 2,130 exemplar
Nattsommar (1991) 1,931 exemplar
Dödsgudinnans sång (1985) 1,774 exemplar
Nattens barn (1992) 1,282 exemplar
A Winter Haunting (2002) 1,018 exemplar
The Hollow Man (1992) 962 exemplar
The Hyperion Omnibus [2-in-1] (1989) 786 exemplar
Flashback (2011) 711 exemplar
The Abominable (2013) 692 exemplar
Black Hills (2010) 628 exemplar
Prayers To Broken Stones (1991) 628 exemplar
Månens dragningskraft (1989) 573 exemplar
Darwin's Blade (2000) 511 exemplar
Lovedeath (1993) 492 exemplar
The Fifth Heart (2015) 480 exemplar
Hardcase (2001) 463 exemplar
The Crook Factory (1999) 447 exemplar
Fires of Eden (1994) 423 exemplar
Hard Freeze (2002) 337 exemplar
Hard as Nails (2003) 308 exemplar
The Endymion Omnibus [2-in-1] (1996) 271 exemplar
Hyperion, Part 1 (1989) 236 exemplar
The Fall of Hyperion, Part 1 (1990) 193 exemplar
Muse of Fire (2007) 191 exemplar
Hyperion, Part 2 (1989) 186 exemplar
The Fall of Hyperion, Part 2 (1990) 172 exemplar
Carrion Comfort, Part 2 of 2 (1992) 150 exemplar
Carrion Comfort, Part 1 of 2 (1992) 148 exemplar
Endymion, Part 1 (1995) 108 exemplar
The Rise of Endymion, Part 2 (1997) 107 exemplar
Endymion, Part 2 (1996) 105 exemplar
The Rise of Endymion, Part 1 (1997) 105 exemplar
Ilium, Part 1 (2003) 78 exemplar
Ilium, Part 2 (2003) 75 exemplar
Olympos, Part 1 (2005) 46 exemplar
Olympos, Part 2 (2005) 39 exemplar
This Year's Class Picture (2015) 30 exemplar
Carrion Comfort. Part 2 of 4 (1995) 29 exemplar
Carrion Comfort. Part 1 of 4 (1995) 27 exemplar
Carrion Comfort. Part 3 of 4 (1995) 26 exemplar
Carrion Comfort. Part 4 of 4 (1995) 25 exemplar
Summer Sketches (1992) 23 exemplar
Iverson's Pits (2003) 19 exemplar
Omega Canyon (2019) 13 exemplar
Banished Dreams (1990) 9 exemplar
Entropy's Bed at Midnight (1990) 8 exemplar
Olimp (Ilium #2) (2010) 8 exemplar
E-ticket To Namland (1987) 8 exemplar
Metastasis 7 exemplar
Flashback {short story} (2011) 7 exemplar
The Terror: Volume 1 (2011) 6 exemplar
The Great Lover (2014) 6 exemplar
Death in Bangkok 4 exemplar
The Terror: Volume 2 (2011) 3 exemplar
Ilium and Olympos 3 exemplar
Dying Is Easy Comedy is Hard — Författare — 2 exemplar
The Vanishing 2 exemplar
Carrion Comfort, Part 1 of 3 (1998) 2 exemplar
Carrion Comfort, Part 3 of 3 (1998) 2 exemplar
Summer of Night, Part 2 of 2 (1999) 1 exemplar
Hyperion (2023) 1 exemplar
Hyperion 1 exemplar
Pad Hyperiona : roman (1994) 1 exemplar
Summer of Night, Part 1 of 2 (1999) 1 exemplar
Hyperion & Endymion 1 (2008) 1 exemplar
Carrion Comfort, Part 2 of 3 (1998) 1 exemplar
The End of Gravity 1 exemplar
The Ninth of Av 1 exemplar

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Wormwood: A Collection of Short Stories (1993) — Inledning — 1,062 exemplar
The Living Dead (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 920 exemplar
Far Horizons (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 774 exemplar
Songs of the Dying Earth (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 637 exemplar
The New Space Opera (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 557 exemplar
Dark Visions (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 533 exemplar
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 526 exemplar
The Ultimate Dracula (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 488 exemplar
Flight or Fright (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 466 exemplar
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 437 exemplar
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collection (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 421 exemplar
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 283 exemplar
The Space Opera Renaissance (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 282 exemplar
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventh Annual Collection (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 254 exemplar
Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 252 exemplar
Blood Is Not Enough: 17 Stories of Vampirism (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 222 exemplar
Midnight Graffiti (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 220 exemplar
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Second Annual Collection (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 199 exemplar
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 182 exemplar
The Further Adventures of the Joker (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 159 exemplar
Southern Blood: Vampire Stories from the American South (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 147 exemplar
Book of the Dead 2: Still Dead (1954) 134 exemplar
The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 132 exemplar
Little Deaths (1995) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor132 exemplar
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 129 exemplar
Vampires: The Greatest Stories (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 122 exemplar
Futures from Nature (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 113 exemplar
A Taste for Blood (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 108 exemplar
Science Fiction: The Best of 2001 (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 95 exemplar
Darker Masques (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 85 exemplar
Between Time and Terror (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 78 exemplar
The Second Omni Book of Science Fiction (1983) — Bidragsgivare — 74 exemplar
The Third Omni Book of Science Fiction (1985) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook: No. 1 (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
Freak Show (1970) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
Civil War Ghosts (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 43 exemplar
Obsessions (1991) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor29 exemplar
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 27 exemplar
Masques III: All-New Works of Horror and the Supernatural (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar
Omni Best Science Fiction Two (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 23 exemplar
Masques IV (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 17 exemplar
Omni Visions Two (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 14 exemplar
Destination 3001 (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Simmons, Dan
Födelsedag
1948-04-04
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Peoria, Illinois, USA
Utbildning
Wabash College (AB|English|1970)
Washington University, St. Louis (MEd|1971)
Yrken
writer
novelist
teacher (high school English)
Priser och utmärkelser
World Horror Convention Grand Master Award (2013)
Kort biografi
Dan Simmons (born April 4, 1948) is an American science fiction and horror writer. He is the author of the Hyperion Cantos and the Ilium/Olympos cycles, among other works which span the science fiction, horror, and fantasy genres, sometimes within a single novel. Simmons' genre-intermingling Song of Kali (1985) won the World Fantasy Award. He also writes mysteries and thrillers, some of which feature the continuing character Joe Kurtz.

Born in Peoria, Illinois, Simmons received a B.A. in English from Wabash College in 1970 and, in 1971, a Masters in Education from Washington University in St. Louis.

He soon started writing short stories, although his career did not take off until 1982, when, through Harlan Ellison's help, his short story "The River Styx Runs Upstream" was published and awarded first prize in a Twilight Zone Magazine story competition, and he was taken on as a client by Ellison's agent, Richard Curtis. Simmons' first novel, Song of Kali, was released in 1985.

He worked in elementary education until 1989.

Medlemmar

Diskussioner

Historical Horror Novels by Dan Simmons i Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night (april 2009)
science fiction book i Name that Book (december 2008)

Recensioner

DNF. Started this because I thought it would be a continuation of The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens, or at least related to that story. Not. At. All. So I was disappointed by that, so much so that it colored my whole reading experience. Why even bring Drood in at all? I think the story would have benefited by naming the Drood character something else entirely, because there's absolutely no connection to the unfinished novel.

I enjoy both Dickens and Collins as novelists, and I know something of their individual and shared histories. In this case, the burden of knowledge really interfered with my enjoyment of Drood. Plus, I just found narrative to be plodding and the characters unlikable. I've enjoyed other Simmons books but this was a miss for me.… (mer)
½
 
Flaggad
TheGalaxyGirl | 157 andra recensioner | May 28, 2024 |
Here I find that I’m moderately interested in the underlying story (two factions of humanity, one enmeshed with AI and one not, fighting it out or possibly fighting against the total destruction of humanity) while still not liking the writing style or characters very much. Still annoying: all characters who have sex experience it the same way, which includes a man getting raped by a woman (his former lover, who he currently considers an enemy), and then later deciding that he wanted it because he still loved her; the woman’s actions are treated as generally commendable and she is in fact presented as the embodiment of innocent heroism, although the rape was entirely extraneous to her mission.… (mer)
½
 
Flaggad
rivkat | 123 andra recensioner | May 24, 2024 |
My son really liked this sf novel, so I gave it a try. I did not like it. It’s a Canterbury Tales-style story of linked stories, where each pilgrim is heading to the world of Hyperion, where the Shrike—a remorseless killer worshiped by one human sect—will allegedly grant one pilgrim’s wish while killing the rest. Despite the very different backgrounds of the pilgrims, their voices merged together for me. Pet peeve: there’s a woman who has “her father’s pistol”—it’s called that literally every time it shows up, which is a lot (in the next volume it’s “the pistol” once, I think), but it does not represent anything about her relationship with her father nor is that relationship otherwise important to her story and she’s had it for many years, so it’s her fucking pistol, thanks.… (mer)
 
Flaggad
rivkat | 275 andra recensioner | May 24, 2024 |
Really liked the individual stories, and the audiobook is well done. I was a little disappointed about the story not finishing until the next book.
 
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umbet | 123 andra recensioner | May 21, 2024 |

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Verk
115
Även av
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Medlemmar
61,722
Popularitet
#231
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
1,529
ISBN
979
Språk
25
Favoritmärkt
273

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