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Dan Simmons grew up in various cities and small towns in the Midwest, including Brimfield, Illinois, which was the source of his fictional "Elm Haven" in 1991's SUMMER OF NIGHT and 2002's A WINTER HAUNTING. Dan received a B.A. in English from Wabash College in 1970, winning a national Phi Beta Kappa Award during his senior year for excellence in fiction, journalism and art. Dan received his Masters in Education from Washington University in St. Louis in 1971. He then worked in elementary education for 18 years—2 years in Missouri, 2 years in Buffalo, New York—one year as a specially trained BOCES "resource teacher" and another as a sixth-grade teacher—and 14 years in Colorado. ABOUT DAN Biographic Sketch His last four years in teaching were spent creating, coordinating, and teaching in APEX, an extensive gifted/talented program serving 19 elementary schools and some 15,000 potential students. During his years of teaching, he won awards from the Colorado Education Association and was a finalist for the Colorado Teacher of the Year. He also worked as a national language-arts consultant, sharing his own "Writing Well" curriculum which he had created for his own classroom. Eleven and twelve-year-old students in Simmons' regular 6th-grade class averaged junior-year in high school writing ability according to annual standardized and holistic writing assessments. Whenever someone says "writing can't be taught," Dan begs to differ and has the track record to prove it. Since becoming a full-time writer, Dan likes to visit college writing classes, has taught in New Hampshire's Odyssey writing program for adults, and is considering hosting his own Windwalker Writers' Workshop.Dan's first published story appeared on Feb. 15, 1982, the day his daughter, Jane Kathryn, was born. He's always attributed that coincidence to "helping in keeping things in perspective when it comes to the relative importance of writing and life."Dan has been a full-time writer since 1987 and lives along the Front Range of Colorado—in the same town where he taught for 14 years—with his wife, Karen, his daughter, Jane, (when she's home from Hamilton College) and their Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Fergie. He does much of his writing at Windwalker—their mountain property and cabin at 8,400 feet of altitude at the base of the Continental Divide, just south of Rocky Mountain National Park. An 8-ft.-tall sculpture of the Shrike—a thorned and frightening character from the four Hyperion/Endymion novels—was sculpted by an ex-student and friend, Clee Richeson, and the sculpture now stands guard near the isolated cabin.
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The Martian
Andy Weir - 2014-10-28 (first published in 2012)
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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars's surface, with no way to signal Earth that he's alive. And even if he could get word out, h...
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Dan Simmons - 2017-08-15 (first published in 1989)
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A stunning tour de force filled with transcendent awe and wonder, Hyperion is a masterwork of science fiction that resonates with excitement and invention, the first volume in a remarkable epic by the multiple-award-winning author of The Hollow Man.On the world called Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a creature called the Shrike. T...
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The Fall of Hyperion
Dan Simmons - 1991-03-01 (first published in 1990)
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In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing--nothing anywhere in the universe--will ever be the same....
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The Rise of Endymion
Dan Simmons - 1998-07-01 (first published in 1997)
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The time of reckoning has arrived. As a final genocidal Crusade threatens to enslave humanity forever, a new messiah has come of age. She is Aenea and she has undergone a strange apprenticeship to those known as the Others. Now her protector, Raul Endymion, one-time shepherd and convicted murderer, must help her deliver her startling message to her...
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Dan Simmons - 1996-11-01
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The multiple-award-winning SF master returns to the universe that is his greatest success--the world of Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion--to tell a story of love and memory, triumph and terror in a novel even more magnificent than its predecessors....
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Hyperion / The Fall of Hyperion / Endymion / Rise of Endymion
Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, The Rise of Endymion
Dan Simmons - 2014-08-05
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The Terror
Dan Simmons - 2018-03-06 (first published in 2007)
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The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of triumph. As part of the 1845 Franklin Expedition, the first steam-powered vessels ever to search for the legendary Northwest Passage, they are as scientifically supported an enterprise as has ever set forth. As they enter a second summer in the Arctic Circle without a thaw, though, they are stra...
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The Endymion Omnibus
Dan Simmons - 2005-01-01 (first published in 1996)
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ENDYMIONTwo hundred and seventy-four years after the fall of the WorldWeb in Fall of Hyperion, Raoul Endymion is sent on a quest. Retrieving Aenea from the Sphinx before the Church troops reach her is only the beginning. With help from a blue-skinned android named A. Bettik, Raoul and Aenea travel the river Tethys, pursued by Father Captain Frederi...
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I Am Legend
Richard Matheson - 2019-11-12 (first published in 1954)
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Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth... but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are hungry for Neville's blood.By day he is the hunter, stalking the undead through the ruins of civilisation. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.How long can one man su...
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Dan Simmons - 2005-06-28 (first published in 2003)
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The Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars—observed and influenced from on high by Zeus and his immortal family—and twenty-first-century professor Thomas Hockenberry is there to play a role in the insidious private wars of vengeful gods and goddesses. On Earth, a small band of the few remaining humans pursues a lost past and devastati...
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, December 1983 (Asimov's Science Fiction, #72) by Isaac Asimov
Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston
Hypérion 1 by Dan Simmons, Guy Abadia
La Chute d'Hypérion 2 by
La Chute d'Hypérion 1 by
The Year's Best Science Fiction by
Endymion 2 by Dan Simmons
L'Éveil d'Endymion 1 by Dan Simmons
Hyperion & Edymion #3 by Dan Simmons
Endymion I by Dan Simmons
L'Échiquier du mal, Tome 1 by Dan Simmons
The Year's Best Fantasy by Ellen Datlow
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror by
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror by Terri Windling, Ellen Datlow
The Year's Best Science Fiction by
Hypérion 2 by Dan SIMMONS
The Year's Best Science Fiction by
Freak Show (The Horror Writers Association Presents) by Craig Shaw Gardner, Rex Miller, Nancy Kilpatrick, Dan Simmons, Kathryn Ptacek, Yvonne Navarro, Chet Williamson, Thomas F. Monteleone, R. Patrick Gates
Hyperion - volume 2 by Dan Simmons
Entropy's Bed at Midnight by Dan Simmons
O Terror - Volume 2 by Dan Simmons
L'Échiquier du mal - Tome 4/4 by DAN SIMMONS
The Year's Best Fantasy 2 by Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling
Elm Haven by Dan Simmons
Darker Passions by Edward Bryant
Masques IV by
Bifrost n° 101 by Dan Simmons
L'Épée de Darwin by Dan SIMMONS
Jack Vance by A. E. Cunningham
Negative Spaces by Dan. Simmons
Territoires de l'inquiétude, 3 by A. Doremieux
Monolith 002 by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Vernor Vinge, Peter F. Hamilton, Harlan Ellison, Phillip Jose Farmer, Geoffrey A. Landis, Robert C. Wilson, Mladen Bjazik
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Omega Canyon by Dan Simmons
Vengeance - Tome 1 by Dan SIMMONS
Fleshcreepers by J.N. Williamson
Ilión I. El asedio by Dan Simmons
L'Échiquier du mal - Tome 1/4 by Dan Simmons
Songs of the Dying Earth by
The Year's Best Science Fiction by Gardner (Editor) Dozois
Summer Sketches by Dan Simmons
Still Dead by John Skipp, Craig Spector
The Space Opera Renaissance by Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell
Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons
Olympos by Dan Simmons
The Best New Science Fiction by Duzois Gardner
Horror 2 by Stephen King
The Further Adventures of The Joker by Martin H. Greenberg
Contes de la fée verte by Poppy Z. Brite
Olympos by
The Guiding Nose of Ulfant Banderoz by Dan Simmons
Hard as Nails by Dan Simmons
Firestarter by Stephen King
Obsessions by Gary Raisor
Omni Best Science Fiction Two by
Night Visions 5 by Stephen King, Dan Simmons, George R.R. Martin
Hard Freeze by Dan Simmons
Olympos by
Prayers to Broken Stones by Dan Simmons
Adventures of the Batman by
The Living Dead by John Joseph Adams
The New Space Opera by Gardner Dozois, Jonathan Strahan
The Second Omni Book of Science Fiction by E. Datlow
The Crook Factory by Dan Simmons
Le Styx coule à l'envers by Dan SIMMONS
Territoires de l'inquiétude. 4 by Robert Bloch, Jean-Pierre Andrevon, Jacques Barbéri, Charles Beaumont, Jean-Michel Blatrier, Ray Bradbury, Gary A. Braunbeck, Jean-Daniel Brèque, Edward Bryant, Ramsey Campbell, Richard Canal, Jacques Chambon, Philippe Curval, Lee Daniels, Jack Dann, François Darnaudet, Alain Dartevelle, Avram Davidson, Charles De Lint, Sylvie Denis, Thierry Di Rollo, Alain Dorémieux, Anne Duguël, Jean-Claude Dunyach, Pierre-Paul Durastanti, Harlan Ellison, Dennis Etchison, Jack Finney, Karen Joy Fowler, Noé Gaillard, Stephen Gallagher, Gilbert Gallerne, Earl Godwin, Lisa Goldstein, Charles L. Grant, Jean-Pierre Hubert, Raymond Iss, Shirley Jackson, K.W. Jeter, Emmanuel Jouanne, Leigh Kennedy, Nancy Kilpatrick, Stephen King, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Dean R. Koontz, Joe R. Lansdale, Tanith Lee, Fritz Leiber, Fabienne Leloup, Jean-Marc Ligny, Bentley Little, Robert Lowry, Richard Matheson, Richard Christian Matheson, Robert McCammon, Suzy McKee Charnas, Raymond Milési, Jean-Jacques Nguyen, Pierre Pelot, Wildy Petoud, Kathryn Ptacek, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Steve Rasnic Tem, Patrick Raveau, Garfield Reeves-Steven, Nicholas Royle, André Ruellan, Alan Ryan, Al Sarrantonio, David J. Schow, Charles Sheffield, David B. Silva, Dan Simmons, John Sladek, Henry Slesar, Anne Smulders, Brian Stableford, Gay P. Terry, Lisa Tuttle, Francis Valéry, Karl Edward Wagner, Daniel Walther, Joëlle Wintrebert, Scott D. Yost, Alain Dorémieux
Little Deaths by Ellen Datlow
Year's Best SF 6 by David G. Hartwell
Lovedeath by Dan Simmons
Far Horizons by Robert Silverberg
Worlds Enough & Time by Dan Simmons
Cujo by Stephen King
Children of the Night by Dan Simmons
Nightmare Magazine 14 by Nightmare Magazine, John Joseph Adams, Dan Simmons, Brooke Bolander, Alison Littlewood, Dale Bailey, Melanie Tem, Nancy Kilpatrick
Hardcase by Dan Simmons
Civil War Ghosts by Martin Greenberg
The Ultimate Dracula by
Flight or Fright by Stephen King
The Abominable by Dan Simmons
A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons
Song of Kali by Dan Simmons
Muse of Fire by Dan Simmons
O Terror - Volume 1 by Dan Simmons
Space Opera by Rich Horton
Black Hills by Dan Simmons
Masques III by
Blood Is Not Enough by Fritz Leiber, Dan Simmons, Scott Baker, Sharon Farber, Gahan Wilson, Pat Cadigan, Tanith Lee
Phases of Gravity by Dan Simmons
The Third Omni Book of Science Fiction by E. Datlow
Darkness by
Les Fosses d'Iverson by Simmons Dan
Drood by Dan Simmons
Parallàxis by Dan Simmons, Ray Bradbury, Kelly Link, Emanuele Kraushaar, Antonio Caronia
Tor Horror Sampler by Richard) Dan; Farris; John; Laymon Anonymous (Simmons
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The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons
Bloodsuckers by
The Hollow Man by Dan Simmons
Darker Masques by Ray Bradbury, Graham Masterton, F. Paul Wilson, Dan Simmons
Fires of Eden by Dan Simmons
The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook 1 by David Garnett S.
Darwin's Blade by Dan Simmons
Redshift by
New Masterpieces Of Horror by Ed John Betancourt
Flashback by Dan Simmons
Vampires by
Gollancz 50th Anniversary Fantasy Collection (Paperback) by
Le Conseiller et autres nouvelles by Simmons Dan
Revanche - Tome 2 by Dan SIMMONS
Ruby/Gem S.T.R.E.A.M.M. Poetry by Dan Simmons
Une balle dans la tête - Tome 3 by Dan SIMMONS
Banished Dreams by Dan Simmons
Speaking of the Fantastic by Darrell Schweitzer
Vengeance / Revanche / Une balle dans la tête (Joe Kurtz, #1-3) by DAN SIMMONS