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Dan Simmons was born in Peoria, Illinois, in 1948, and grew up in various cities and small towns in the Midwest. He received his Masters in Education from W ashington University in St. Louis in 1971. He worked in elementary education for eighteen years, winning awards for his innovative teaching, and became a full-time writer in 1987. Dan lives in Colorado with his wife, Karen, and has a daughter in her twenties. His books are published in tw enty-nine counties and many of them have been optioned for film.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Dan Simmons

The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons
The Fifth Heart
Dan Simmons
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Another mighty impressive doorstopper from American author Dan Simmons who seems as adept at large canvas galactic SF opera as he is in pulling the strings of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2015
The Abominable by Dan Simmons
The Abominable
Dan Simmons
Where to begin speaking about this amazing book? Like his earlier novel, The Terror, (similar in feel but unconnected to this) this Dan Simmons masterpiece is so much more than an historical thriller. The period and technical detail, especially about...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
The Abominable by Dan Simmons
The Abominable
Dan Simmons
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Simmons is one of the most protean of writers, equally excelling in science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime. This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
Black Hills by Dan Simmons
Black Hills
Dan Simmons
Once again Dan Simmons has delivered an intricate narrative that sweeps across decades of American history, building up a portrait of one country's relentless expansion and what was lost and destroyed in its path. Black Hills is historical fiction with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2011
Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons
Carrion Comfort
Dan Simmons
Simmons is a protean American author who navigates with consummate ease between genres and has won awards for his science fiction and written crime and historical titles. This is a reprint of an early classic novel, a gripping tale of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2010
Drood by Dan Simmons
Drood
Dan Simmons
Renowned for writing fantasy and horror, this talented author turned to the suspenseful historical novel with The Terror, a tale of Arctic exploration. Now he looks at the mystery of Dickens’ unfinished last novel. A sinister journey through and beneath...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2009
Olympos by Dan Simmons
Olympos
Dan Simmons
Comprehensive follow up to Ilium, a fascinating and extremely complex tale which is difficult to leave once embroiled. Brings the Classics head to head with cutting edge Sci-Fi.
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/07/2006

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