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Dan Simmons - Summer of Night 1
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Published: 2016/12/13
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Dan Simmons. Endymion. Audiobook Full (read by Ray Foushee)
Dan Simmons. Endymion. Audiobook Full (read by Ray Foushee)
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Sci-Fi Audiobooks Collection
Dan Simmons - Children of the Night 1
Dan Simmons - Children of the Night 1
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: Samanta Powers
Dan Simmons discusses his new book: "Black Hills"
Dan Simmons discusses his new book: "Black Hills"
Published: 2010/01/05
Channel: janeysalinger
Hyperion - Bradley Cooper on writing the screenplay
Hyperion - Bradley Cooper on writing the screenplay
Published: 2012/09/04
Channel: HitFix
Dan Simmons - The Terror 1
Dan Simmons - The Terror 1
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: Samanta Powers
Ilium by Dan Simmons Audiobook
Ilium by Dan Simmons Audiobook
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: Frenk
Dan Simmons interview at Norwescon 31
Dan Simmons interview at Norwescon 31
Published: 2009/02/22
Channel: norwescon
Why Is Reading Important, Dave Recommends, Hyperion, Dan Simmons
Why Is Reading Important, Dave Recommends, Hyperion, Dan Simmons
Published: 2013/10/16
Channel: DaveTrippin
Hyperion by Dan Simmons - Book Review
Hyperion by Dan Simmons - Book Review
Published: 2012/09/10
Channel: Justus R. Stone
Suvudu - 2009 Dan Simmons DROOD Event Part I
Suvudu - 2009 Dan Simmons DROOD Event Part I
Published: 2009/02/23
Channel: Unbound Worlds
Hyperion by Dan Simmons Review: Was it all it
Hyperion by Dan Simmons Review: Was it all it's cracked up to be?
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Pbbt Comix
Song of Kali - Dan Simmons
Song of Kali - Dan Simmons
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: Samanta Powers
Dan Simmons - Carrion Comfort  1
Dan Simmons - Carrion Comfort 1
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: Samanta Powers
Dan Simmons - Drood 1
Dan Simmons - Drood 1
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: Samanta Powers
BiblioBabe Kat reviews The Terror by Dan Simmons
BiblioBabe Kat reviews The Terror by Dan Simmons
Published: 2013/09/30
Channel: BiblioBabes
Dan Simmons
Dan Simmons '70 - Book Reading (April 11, 2013)
Published: 2013/04/12
Channel: Wabash College
Booktalk Nation presents Dan Simmons
Booktalk Nation presents Dan Simmons
Published: 2013/10/22
Channel: BookTalk Nation
Dan Simmons. The Fall Of Hyperion. Audiobook Full (read by Ray Foushee)
Dan Simmons. The Fall Of Hyperion. Audiobook Full (read by Ray Foushee)
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Sci-Fi Audiobooks Collection
Dan Simmons - HORROR and other fictions
Dan Simmons - HORROR and other fictions
Published: 2012/08/22
Channel: Red Chair
Solar System Goes Nuts | Ilium by Dan Simmons BOOK TALK
Solar System Goes Nuts | Ilium by Dan Simmons BOOK TALK
Published: 2014/12/17
Channel: REIGN of Books
Classics of science fiction: Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Classics of science fiction: Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Published: 2016/08/03
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Abominable (Dan Simmons) Book Review
Abominable (Dan Simmons) Book Review
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: Stevenmonkey Mason
Dan Simmons Interview - Geek
Dan Simmons Interview - Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast #96
Published: 2013/10/26
Channel: David Barr Kirtley
[Science Fiction  Audiobook] the Hegemony of Man - Part 01
[Science Fiction Audiobook] the Hegemony of Man - Part 01
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Horror Audiobook Channel
Dan Simmons - The Terror 2
Dan Simmons - The Terror 2
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: Samanta Powers
Book Review | Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Book Review | Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Published: 2015/02/07
Channel: tarabyt3
Dan Simmons
Dan Simmons' "Ilium" Teaser (Fanmade)
Published: 2011/11/21
Channel: Jason Bright
Endymion by Dan Simmons | Review (Mild Spoilers) #booktubesff
Endymion by Dan Simmons | Review (Mild Spoilers) #booktubesff
Published: 2015/10/21
Channel: Kalanadi
Worlds Enough and Time - Dan Simmons
Worlds Enough and Time - Dan Simmons
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: Samanta Powers
Hyperion by Dan Simmons | inkyspyglass reads
Hyperion by Dan Simmons | inkyspyglass reads
Published: 2014/08/12
Channel: inkyspyglass reads
Dan Simmons - Crook Factory 2
Dan Simmons - Crook Factory 2
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: Samanta Powers
Booktalk - Terror von Dan Simmons mit ganz tollen Gästen
Booktalk - Terror von Dan Simmons mit ganz tollen Gästen
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: LadyoftheBooks
Music for Dan Simmons
Music for Dan Simmons' Hyperion - The Consul's Theme.
Published: 2015/11/13
Channel: Conseiller Ruitertassen
Ilium by Dan Simmons - Brief Book Chat
Ilium by Dan Simmons - Brief Book Chat
Published: 2016/03/27
Channel: EarnestlyEston
Audiobook Fantasy  Science Fiction - Olympos Mons - Part 1
Audiobook Fantasy Science Fiction - Olympos Mons - Part 1
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Horror Audiobook Channel
Dan Simmons - Summer of Night 2
Dan Simmons - Summer of Night 2
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: Samanta Powers
Los Cantos de Hyperion I y II, de Dan Simmons - Geek Furioso de la Literatura
Los Cantos de Hyperion I y II, de Dan Simmons - Geek Furioso de la Literatura
Published: 2016/05/21
Channel: Geek Furioso de la Literatura
Dan Simmons Rise of Endymion : Plot Discussion
Dan Simmons Rise of Endymion : Plot Discussion
Published: 2015/05/20
Channel: DaveReadin
El Terror, Dan Simmons (Erebus & Terror)
El Terror, Dan Simmons (Erebus & Terror)
Published: 2012/07/24
Channel: DonGilgamesh
Book#14: Drood di Dan Simmons
Book#14: Drood di Dan Simmons
Published: 2012/03/21
Channel: PennylaneOntheTube
BLACK HILLS by Dan SIMMONS
BLACK HILLS by Dan SIMMONS
Published: 2013/07/31
Channel: Red Chair
Book Review: The Terror
Book Review: The Terror
Published: 2014/05/23
Channel: thescifichristian
Read This! "The Terror" by Dan Simmons
Read This! "The Terror" by Dan Simmons
Published: 2010/09/29
Channel: oclsreadthis
Space Opera with Brains | Endymion by Dan Simmons BOOK TALK
Space Opera with Brains | Endymion by Dan Simmons BOOK TALK
Published: 2014/08/17
Channel: REIGN of Books
The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons | Review #booktubesff
The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons | Review #booktubesff
Published: 2015/06/10
Channel: Kalanadi
Dan Simmons - Carrion Comfort  3
Dan Simmons - Carrion Comfort 3
Published: 2017/01/06
Channel: Samanta Powers
Book Review: Flashback by Dan Simmons
Book Review: Flashback by Dan Simmons
Published: 2011/08/11
Channel: PirateJake5000
Dan Simmons tries to break another
Dan Simmons tries to break another 'unbreakable' mobile phone (after 2010 CES fail) (Click, 22.1.11)
Published: 2011/01/23
Channel: TopTellyFan
[Sinister] Track: Sin Sister Sweet /The Terror - Dan Simmons
[Sinister] Track: Sin Sister Sweet /The Terror - Dan Simmons
Published: 2013/04/07
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Dan Simmons
Born (1948-04-04) April 4, 1948 (age 69)
Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 1983–present
Genre Science fiction, horror, fantasy
Notable works Novel: Song of Kali (1985) Novel: Hyperion (1989)
Website
dansimmons.com

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. A typical example of Simmons' intermingling of genres is Song of Kali (1985), winner of World Fantasy Award.[1] He also writes mysteries and thrillers, some of which feature the continuing character Joe Kurtz.

Biography[edit]

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 to write 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. His first novel, Song of Kali, was released in 1985.

He worked in elementary education until 1989.

Horror fiction[edit]

Summer of Night (1991) recounts the childhood of a group of pre-teens who band together in the 1960s, to defeat a centuries-old evil that terrorizes their hometown of Elm Haven, Illinois. The novel, which was praised by Stephen King in a cover blurb, is similar to King's It (1986) in its focus on small town life, the corruption of innocence, the return of an ancient evil, and the responsibility for others that emerges with the transition from youth to adulthood.

In the sequel to Summer of Night, A Winter Haunting (2002), Dale Stewart (one of the first book's protagonists, and now an adult), revisits his boyhood home to come to grips with mysteries that have disrupted his adult life. Children of the Night (1992), another loose sequel, features Mike O'Rourke, now much older and a Roman Catholic priest, who is sent on a mission to investigate bizarre events in a European city. Another Summer of Night character, Dale's younger brother, Lawrence Stewart, appears as a minor character in Simmons' thriller Darwin's Blade (2000), while the adult Cordie Cooke appears in Fires of Eden (1994).

Soon after Summer of Night (1991), Simmons, who had written mostly horror fiction, began to focus on writing science fiction, although in 2007 he returned with a work of historical fiction and horror, The Terror. In 2009, he also wrote a book, Drood, based on the last years of Charles Dickens' life, leading up to the writing of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which Dickens had partially completed at the time of his death.[2]

Historical fiction[edit]

The Terror (2007) crosses the bridge between horror and historical fiction. It is a fictionalized account of Captain John Franklin's expedition to find the Northwest Passage. The two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, become icebound the first winter, and the captains and crew struggle to survive while being stalked across an Arctic landscape by a monster.

The Abominable (2013) recounts a mid-1920s attempt on Mount Everest by five climbers—two English, one French, one Sherpa, and one American (the narrator)—to recover the body of the cousin of one of the English characters.

Literary references[edit]

Many of Simmons' works have strong ties with classic literature. His 1989 for Hyperion, winner of Hugo and Locus Awards for the best science fiction novel,[3] deals with a space war, and is inspired in its structure by Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The Hyperion Cantos take their titles from poems by the English Romantic John Keats, while that of Carrion Comfort, as well as many of its themes, derives from a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. In The Fall of Hyperion, John Keats himself appears as one of the main characters, with references to characters in Forbidden Planet and The Time Machine.

Other influences in his work include:

Screen adaptations[edit]

In 2009, Scott Derrickson was set to direct "Hyperion Cantos" for Warner Bros. and Graham King, with Trevor Sands penning the script to blend the first two cantos "Hyperion" and "The Fall of Hyperion" into one film.[4] In 2011, actor Bradley Cooper expressed interest in taking over the adaptation.[5] In 2015, it was announced that TV channel Syfy will produce a mini-series based on the Hyperion Cantos with the involvement of Cooper and King.[6]

The Terror (2007) is being adapted as an AMC TV series.

Works[edit]

Hyperion Cantos[edit]

  1. Hyperion (1989) – Hugo and Locus Awards winner, BSFA nominee, 1990;[3] Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 1992[7]
  2. The Fall of Hyperion (1990) – Nebula Award nominee, 1990;[3] BSFA and Locus Awards winner, Hugo Award nominee, 1991;[8]
  3. Endymion (1996) – Locus Award shortlist, 1997[9]
  4. The Rise of Endymion (1997) – Locus Award winner, Hugo Award nominee 1998[10]

Ilium/Olympos[edit]

  1. Ilium (2003) – Locus Award winner, Hugo Award nominee, 2004[11]
  2. Olympos (2005) – Locus Award shortlist, 2006[12]

Joe Kurtz[edit]

  1. Hardcase (2001)
  2. Hard Freeze (2002)
  3. Hard as Nails (2003)

Seasons Of Horror[13][edit]

Other books[edit]

Awards[edit]

Wins[edit]

Bram Stoker Award

  • Best Collection (1992): Prayers to Broken Stones
  • Best Novel (1990): Carrion Comfort
  • Best Novellette (1994): "Dying in Bangkok"
  • Best Short Story (1993): "This Year's Class Picture"

British Fantasy Society Award

  • Best Novel (1990): Carrion Comfort[3]

British Science Fiction Award

  • Best Novel (1991): The Fall of Hyperion[8]

Hugo Award

  • Best Novel (1990): Hyperion[3]

International Horror Guild Award

  • Best Novel (2003): A Winter Haunting

Locus Award

  • Best Horror Novel (1990): Carrion Comfort[3]
  • Best Science Fiction Novel (1990): Hyperion[3]
  • Best Novelette (1991): "Entropy's Bed at Midnight"
  • Best Science Fiction Novel (1991): The Fall of Hyperion[8]
  • Best Horror/Dark Fantasy Novel (1992): Summer of Night
  • Best Horror/Dark Fantasy Novel (1993): Children of the Night
  • Best Novelette (1994): "Dying in Bangkok"
  • Best Horror/Dark Fantasy Novel (1995): Fires of Eden
  • Best Science Fiction Novel (1998): The Rise of Endymion[10]
  • Best Novelette (2000): "Orphans of the Helix"
  • Best Science Fiction Novel (2004): Ilium[11]

Nocte Award

  • Best Foreign Short Story (2010): “La foto de la clase de este año” (This Year's Class Picture).

Seiun Award

  • Best Foreign Novel (1995): Hyperion
  • Best Novel (1996): The Fall of Hyperion (tied with Timelike Infinity by Stephen Baxter)
  • Best Foreign Short Story (1999): "This Year's Class Picture"

World Fantasy Award

  • Best Novel (1986): Song of Kali[1]
  • Best Short story (1993): "This Year's Class Picture"

Nominations[edit]

Dan Simmons has been nominated on numerous occasions in a range of categories for his fiction, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Bram Stoker Award, British Fantasy Society Award, Hugo Award, Nebula Award, and World Fantasy Award.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1986 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  2. ^ Gwinn, Mary Ann (February 15, 2009). "Q&A: Dan Simmons, author of "Drood"". The Seattle Times. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "1990 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  4. ^ Fleming, Michael (Jan 29, 2009). "Scott Derrickson to direct 'Hyperion'". Variety. Archived from the original on 2012-12-10. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  5. ^ Falconer, Robert (May 27, 2011). "Bradley Cooper Anxious to Adapt Dan Simmons’s Hyperion for the Screen". Cinemaspy.com. Archived from the original on December 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 10, 2015). "Bradley Cooper, Graham King, Todd Phillips Adapting Dan Simmons' 'Hyperion' for Syfy". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-08-05. 
  7. ^ a b "1992 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  8. ^ a b c "1991 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  9. ^ "1997 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  10. ^ a b "1998 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  11. ^ a b "2004 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  12. ^ "2006 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  13. ^ "Seasons of Horror series by Dan Simmons". 
  14. ^ "2003 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  15. ^ "1993 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  16. ^ Rafferty, Terrence (March 18, 2007). "Ice Men". The New York Times. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  17. ^ "2008 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  18. ^ "Dan Simmons The Abominable cover art reveal!". Upcoming4.me. March 14, 2013. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "Dan Simmons To Release 'The Fifth Heart', His Next Book After 'The Abominable'". Kernel's Corner. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  20. ^ Works in the WWEnd Database for Dan Simmons.

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