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Dan Simmons

Autor/a de Hyperion

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Sèrie

Obres de Dan Simmons

Hyperion (1989) 11,823 exemplars
The Fall of Hyperion (1989) 6,701 exemplars
The Terror (2007) 4,762 exemplars
Endymion (1996) — Autor — 4,456 exemplars
Ilium (2003) 4,191 exemplars
The Rise of Endymion (1997) — Autor — 4,056 exemplars
Drood: A Novel (2009) 3,017 exemplars
Olympos (2005) 2,910 exemplars
Carrion Comfort (1989) 2,132 exemplars
Summer of Night (1991) 1,938 exemplars
Song of Kali (1985) 1,779 exemplars
Children of the Night (1992) 1,283 exemplars
A Winter Haunting (2002) 1,019 exemplars
The Hollow Man (1992) 965 exemplars
The Hyperion Omnibus [2-in-1] (1989) 786 exemplars
Flashback (2011) 711 exemplars
The Abominable (2013) 689 exemplars
Black Hills (2010) 629 exemplars
Prayers To Broken Stones (1991) 628 exemplars
Phases of Gravity (1989) 573 exemplars
Darwin's Blade (2000) 511 exemplars
Lovedeath (1993) 493 exemplars
The Fifth Heart (2015) 481 exemplars
Hardcase (2001) 463 exemplars
The Crook Factory (1999) 447 exemplars
Fires of Eden (1994) 425 exemplars
Hard Freeze (2002) 337 exemplars
Hard as Nails (2003) 308 exemplars
The Endymion Omnibus [2-in-1] (1996) 271 exemplars
Hyperion, Part 1 (1989) 236 exemplars
The Fall of Hyperion, Part 1 (1990) 193 exemplars
Muse of Fire (2007) 191 exemplars
Hyperion, Part 2 (1989) 186 exemplars
The Fall of Hyperion, Part 2 (1990) 172 exemplars
Carrion Comfort, Part 2 of 2 (1992) 150 exemplars
Carrion Comfort, Part 1 of 2 (1992) 148 exemplars
Endymion, Part 1 (1995) 108 exemplars
The Rise of Endymion, Part 2 (1997) 107 exemplars
The Rise of Endymion, Part 1 (1997) 105 exemplars
Endymion, Part 2 (1996) 105 exemplars
Ilium, Part 1 (2003) 78 exemplars
Ilium, Part 2 (2003) 75 exemplars
Olympos, Part 1 (2005) 46 exemplars
Olympos, Part 2 (2005) 39 exemplars
This Year's Class Picture (2015) 30 exemplars
Carrion Comfort. Part 2 of 4 (1995) 29 exemplars
Carrion Comfort. Part 1 of 4 (1995) 27 exemplars
Carrion Comfort. Part 3 of 4 (1995) 26 exemplars
Carrion Comfort. Part 4 of 4 (1995) 25 exemplars
Summer Sketches (1992) 23 exemplars
Iverson's Pits (2003) 19 exemplars
Omega Canyon (2019) 13 exemplars
Banished Dreams (1990) 9 exemplars
Going After the Rubber Chicken (1991) 9 exemplars
Entropy's Bed at Midnight (1990) 8 exemplars
Olimp (Ilium #2) (2010) 8 exemplars
E-ticket To Namland (1987) 8 exemplars
Flashback {short story} (2011) 7 exemplars
Metastasis 7 exemplars
The Terror: Volume 1 (2011) 6 exemplars
The Great Lover (2014) 6 exemplars
La mort du centaure 5 exemplars
Death in Bangkok 4 exemplars
The Terror: Volume 2 (2011) 3 exemplars
Ilium and Olympos 3 exemplars
Carrion Comfort, Part 3 of 3 (1998) 2 exemplars
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1) (2009) 2 exemplars
Dying Is Easy Comedy is Hard — Autor — 2 exemplars
Carrion Comfort, Part 1 of 3 (1998) 2 exemplars
The Vanishing 2 exemplars
The Hollow Man / Muse of Fire (2011) 2 exemplars
Hyperion (2024) 1 exemplars
Гиперион 1 exemplars
Hyperion 1 exemplars
Эндимион 1 exemplars
Pad Hyperiona : roman (1994) 1 exemplars
The End of Gravity 1 exemplars
Hyperion & Endymion 1 (2008) 1 exemplars
Summer of Night, Part 2 of 2 (1999) 1 exemplars
Summer of Night, Part 1 of 2 (1999) 1 exemplars
Carrion Comfort, Part 2 of 3 (1998) 1 exemplars
The Ninth of Av 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Wormwood: A Collection of Short Stories (1993) — Introducció — 1,063 exemplars
The Living Dead (2008) — Col·laborador — 921 exemplars
Far Horizons (1999) — Col·laborador — 774 exemplars
Songs of the Dying Earth (2009) — Col·laborador — 639 exemplars
The New Space Opera (2007) — Col·laborador — 559 exemplars
Dark Visions (1988) — Col·laborador — 535 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2002) — Col·laborador — 526 exemplars
The Ultimate Dracula (1991) — Col·laborador — 491 exemplars
Flight or Fright (2018) — Col·laborador — 462 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (1994) — Col·laborador — 438 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collection (1996) — Col·laborador — 421 exemplars
The Space Opera Renaissance (2007) — Col·laborador — 283 exemplars
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Col·laborador — 283 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventh Annual Collection (1994) — Col·laborador — 255 exemplars
Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction (2001) — Col·laborador — 253 exemplars
Blood Is Not Enough: 17 Stories of Vampirism (1989) — Col·laborador — 221 exemplars
Midnight Graffiti (1992) — Col·laborador — 220 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Second Annual Collection (1987) — Col·laborador — 200 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection (1988) — Col·laborador — 183 exemplars
The Further Adventures of the Joker (1990) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars
Southern Blood: Vampire Stories from the American South (1997) — Col·laborador — 147 exemplars
Book of the Dead 2: Still Dead (1954) 134 exemplars
Little Deaths (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions132 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection (1984) — Col·laborador — 131 exemplars
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror (2010) — Col·laborador — 129 exemplars
Vampires: The Greatest Stories (1997) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
Futures from Nature (2007) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
A Taste for Blood (1992) — Col·laborador — 108 exemplars
Science Fiction: The Best of 2001 (2002) — Col·laborador — 95 exemplars
Darker Masques (2002) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars
Between Time and Terror (1995) — Col·laborador — 78 exemplars
The Second Omni Book of Science Fiction (1983) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
The Third Omni Book of Science Fiction (1985) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook: No. 1 (1988) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Freak Show (1970) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Civil War Ghosts (2006) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
Obsessions (1991) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions29 exemplars
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Masques III: All-New Works of Horror and the Supernatural (1989) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
Omni Best Science Fiction Two (1992) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Masques IV (1991) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Omni Visions Two (1994) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Destination 3001 (2000) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars

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Nom oficial
Simmons, Dan
Data de naixement
1948-04-04
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Peoria, Illinois, USA
Educació
Wabash College (AB|English|1970)
Washington University, St. Louis (MEd|1971)
Professions
writer
novelist
teacher (high school English)
Premis i honors
World Horror Convention Grand Master Award (2013)
Biografia breu
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.

Membres

Converses

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

Ressenyes

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.… (més)
½
 
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TheGalaxyGirl | Hi ha 157 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
½
 
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rivkat | Hi ha 123 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
 
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rivkat | Hi ha 275 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 123 ressenyes més | May 21, 2024 |

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Obres
118
També de
46
Membres
61,819
Popularitat
#231
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
1,529
ISBN
979
Llengües
25
Preferit
273

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