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Dan Simmons - Author

About the Author

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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Terror

Terror

Author: Dan Simmons Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Terror by Dan Simmons, read by Tom Sellwood.Stephen King hailed Dan Simmons' bestselling novel as 'a brilliant, massive combination of history and supernatural horror' and it's now a chilling 10-part AMC Original TV series from Ridley Scott.The most advanced scientific enterprise ever mounted, Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition in search of the fabled North-West Passage had every expectation of triumph. But for almost two years his ships HMS Terror and Erebus have been trapped in the Arctic ice. Supplies of fuel and food are running low. Scurvy, starvation and even madness beging to take their toll. And yet the real threat isn't from the constantly shifting, alien landscape, the flesh-numbing temperatures or being crushed by the unyielding, frozen ocean. No, the real threat is far more terrifying. There is something out there in the frigid darkness. It stalks the ships and snatches men. It is a nameless thing. At once nowhere and everywhere, this terror has become the expedition's nemesis . . .'Simmons has created a chilling supernatural novel . . . the horrific trials of their impending icy deaths are vividly brought to life.' Daily Express

The Terror

The Terror

Author: Dan Simmons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2018

Stephen King hailed Dan Simmons' bestselling novel as 'a brilliant, massive combination of history and supernatural horror' and it's now a chilling 10-part AMC Original TV series from Ridley Scott. The most advanced scientific enterprise ever mounted, Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition in search of the fabled North-West Passage had every expectation of triumph. But for almost two years his ships HMS Terror and Erebus have been trapped in the Arctic ice. Supplies of fuel and food are running low. Scurvy, starvation and even madness beging to take their toll. And yet the real threat isn't from the constantly shifting, alien landscape, the flesh-numbing temperatures or being crushed by the unyielding, frozen ocean. No, the real threat is far more terrifying. There is something out there in the frigid darkness. It stalks the ships and snatches men. It is a nameless thing. At once nowhere and everywhere, this terror has become the expedition's nemesis . . .

Carrion Comfort

Carrion Comfort

Author: Dan Simmons Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2018

Oni vhodyat v vashe soznanie, i vy uzhe ne prinadlezhite sebe. Vy figura v chuzhoj shahmatnoj partii, zavershayushchejsya smertel'nym iskhodom. Vy, kak zombi, berete v ruki vintovku i navodite opticheskij pricel na amerikanskogo prezidenta. Ili strelyaete iz tolpy v Dzhona Lennona. Vneshne te, kto vodit vashej rukoj, takie zhe, kak i vy, no ehto ne lyudi, oni ne znayut zhalosti i poshchady, ne otlichayut dobra ot zla. CHtoby ih pobedit' nuzhno perestupit' gran'... "e;Temnaya igra smerti"e; - ot Dehna Simmonsa, proslavlennogo avtora "e;Terrora"e;, "e;Druda"e;, "e;Pyatogo serdca"e; i znamenitoj ehpopei "e;Giperion"e; / "e;EHndimion"e;.

Fifth Heart

Fifth Heart

Author: Dan Simmons Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2016

Vpervye na russkom - novejshij roman sovremennogo klassika Dehna Simmonsa, svoego roda zavershenie uslovnoj trilogii, nachatoj romanami Terror i Drud, ili CHelovek v chernom. Itak, puteshestvuyushchij inkognito posle svoej smerti v Rejhenbahskom vodopade SHerlok Holms vstrechaet v Parizhe amerikanskogo pisatelya Genri Dzhejmsa - sovremennogo klassika, avtora takih knig, kak ZHenskij portret, Bostoncy, Povorot vinta. Tot uznaet znamenitogo syshchika, nesmotrya na vsyu maskirovku, - i okazyvaetsya vovlechen v orbitu ego novogo rassledovaniya. Vmeste s Holmsom Dzhejms otpravlyaetsya v Ameriku, gde ne byl mnogo let; master slova dolzhen pomoch' otcu deduktivnogo metoda razgadat' tajnu smerti Klover Adams, zheny istorika Genri Adamsa (naslednika dinastii, uzhe davshej Amerike dvuh prezidentov), a takzhe otvetit' na vopros, muchayushchij Holmsa poslednie neskol'ko let: a ne vymyshlennyj li on personazh?..

The Fifth Heart

The Fifth Heart

Author: Dan Simmons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2016

In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to investigate the suicide of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams - a member of the family that has given the United States two Presidents. Quickly, the investigators deduce that there's more to Clover's death than meets the eye - with issues of national importance at stake. Holmes is currently on his Great Hiatus - his three-year absence after Reichenbach Falls during which time the people of London believe him to be deceased. The disturbed Holmes has faked his own death and now, as he meets James, is questioning what is real and what is not. Holmes' theories shake James to the core. What can this master storyteller do to fight against the sinister power - possibly Moriarty - that may or may not be controlling them from the shadows? And what was Holmes' role in Moriarty's rise? Conspiracy, action and mystery meet in this superb literary hall of mirrors from the author of Drood.

Drood

Drood

Author: Dan Simmons Format: eBook Release Date: 26/01/2016

9 iyunya 1865 goda CHarl'z Dikkens, samyj znamenityj pisatel' v mire, puteshestvuya na poezde so svoej tajnoj lyubovnicej, popadaet v zheleznodorozhnuyu katastrofu - i stanovitsya sovershenno drugim chelovekom. Vstretiv na meste avarii koshmarnogo neznakomca, predstavivshegosya EHdvinom Drudom, Dikkens nachinaet vesti dvojnuyu zhizn' - poseshchaet trushchoby, tajnye podzemel'ya i opiumnye pritony, interesuetsya rastvoreniem tel v negashenoj izvesti i zahoroneniyami v sklepah. CHto ehto - issledovatel'skaya rabota dlya ego novogo romana, Tajna EHdvina Druda (kotoryj, kak my znaem, okazhetsya poslednim i ne budet zakonchen), ili nechto bolee zloveshchee? Imenno ehtimi voprosami zadaetsya Uilki Kollinz, vystupayushchij u Simmonsa povestvovatelem, - sozdatel' ZHenshchiny v belom i Lunnogo kamnya, proslavlennyj soavtor i sopernik proslavlennogo Dikkensa, rasskazchik uvlekayushchijsya, no malonadezhnyj.

Hard as Nails

Hard as Nails

Author: Dan Simmons Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2015

If you're going to shoot Joe Kurtz, you'd better shoot to kill. Ex-PI Joe Kurtz's survival is on the line when an ambush leaves him badly wounded and his parole officer, Peg O'Toole, clinging to life. Their respective professions have ensured that neither suffers from a shortage of enemies, so narrowing down the suspects isn't easy. But Kurtz knows who's at the head of his list: Angelina Farino Ferrara, the lethal beauty who leads the Farino crime family, and her mob rival, Toma Gonzaga. The odd thing is, each would rather hire Joe Kurtz than fire at him. Someone's causing trouble beneath the gray skies of western New York, and it's drawn the notice of the mobs and the cops. Kurtz is caught in the middle along with the rest of them, and no one knows who's tightening the vise.

Winter Haunting

Winter Haunting

Author: Dan Simmons Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2015

A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage-and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation. But moving into a long-deserted farmhouse on the far outskirts of town-the one-time residence of a strange and brilliant friend who lost his young life in a grisly "e;accident"e; back in the terrible summer of 1960-is only the latest in his long succession of recent mistakes. Because Dale is not alone here. He has been followed to this house of shadows by private demons who are now twisting his reality into horrifying new forms. And a thick, blanketing early snow is starting to fall.

Hard Freeze

Hard Freeze

Author: Dan Simmons Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2015

Revenge has never been served so cold. Joe Kurtz, former investigator and convicted felon, is on parole. But the years he spent in Attica didn't make his old haunts any safer. Back on the streets of Buffalo, he's already marked by a local Mafia don. As if watching his back weren't enough work, Kurtz has also been hired by a gravely ill John Frears, whose daughter met a grisly fate at the hands of a murderer. Frears wants one thing before he dies: for Kurtz to find the fiend that the authorities couldn't. But the calculating killer--a master at changing identities--has a little unfinished business of his own. Dodging a contract on his head and tracking a serial killer on the loose, Kurtz plunges headfirst into the icy waters of revenge as both victim and avenger.

Fifth Heart

Fifth Heart

Author: Dan Simmons Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2015

In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams--member of the Adams family that has given the United States two Presidents. Clover's suicide appears to be more than it at first seemed; the suspected foul play may involve matters of national importance.Holmes is currently on his Great Hiatus--his three-year absence after Reichenbach Falls during which time the people of London believe him to be deceased. Holmes has faked his own death because, through his powers of ratiocination, the great detective has come to the conclusion that he is a fictional character.This leads to serious complications for James--for if his esteemed fellow investigator is merely a work of fiction, what does that make him? And what can the master storyteller do to fight against the sinister power -- possibly named Moriarty -- that may or may not be controlling them from the shadows?

THE TERROR

THE TERROR

Author: Dan Simmons Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2015

V 1845 godu ehkspediciya pod komandovaniem opytnogo polyarnogo issledovatelya sehra Dzhona Franklina otpravlyaetsya na sudah Terror i EHrebus k severnomu poberezh'yu Kanady na poisk Severo-Zapadnogo prohoda iz Atlanticheskogo okeana v Tihij - i bessledno ischezaet. Poiski ee zatyanulis' na neskol'ko desyatiletij, svedeniya o ee sud'be sobiralis' bukval'no po krupicam, i do sih por kartina proisshedshego pestrit belymi pyatnami - hotya osen'yu 2014 goda gryanula sensaciya: posle bolee chem polutora vekov poiskov EHrebus byl nakonec obnaruzhen, i uchenye uzhe gotovyatsya pristupit' k izucheniyu ostankov korablya, ideal'no sohranivshihsya v polyarnyh vodah. No eshche za neskol'ko let do ehtogo porazitel'nogo otkrytiya Dehn Simmons, znamenityj avtor Giperiona i EHndimiona, Iliona i Olimpa, Pesni Kali i Temnoj igry smerti, predlozhil svoyu versiyu sobytij: glavnuyu ugrozu dlya ehkspedicii sostavlyali ne sokrushitel'nye ob"e;yatiya l'da, ne stuzha s v'yugoj i ne isporchennye konservy - a nevedomoe ispolinskoe chudovishche, budto sotkannoe iz snega i polyarnogo mraka.

Hardcase

Hardcase

Author: Dan Simmons Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2014

Once Joe Kurtz needed revenge--and revenge cost him eleven years in Attica prison. Now Kurtz needs a job, and the price is going to be higher. Out of prison, out of touch, Kurtz signs on with the Byron Farino, Don of a Mob family whose son Kurtz had been protecting on the inside. Farino enlists Kurtz's help to track down the Family's missing accountant--a man with too much knowledge of Family business to have on the loose.But someone doesn't want the accountant found--and with enemies inside the Family vying for his throne, and turf warfare just around the corner, Farino needs an outsider like Kurtz to flush out who's really behind this latest affront. As the story twists and turns and the body count rises, Kurtz no longer knows who he can trust. Everyone seems to be after something, from the mob boss's sultry yet dangerous daughter, to a hit man named The Dane, an albino killer who is good with a knife, and a dwarf who is armed to the teeth and hell-bent on revenge. Kurtz has always been an ace investigator. Now he's about to discover that to get at the truth, sometimes you have to go after it--hard.

Phases of Gravity

Phases of Gravity

Author: Dan Simmons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

A New York Times-bestselling author's moving novel about an astronaut returning to Earth, and the small steps and giant leaps love requires. Richard Baedecker thinks his greatest challenge was walking on the moon, but then he meets a mysterious woman who shows him his past. Join Baedecker as he comes to grips with the son and wife he lost owing to his passion for space exploration, his forgotten childhood, and the loss he experienced during the deadly flight of the Challenger. The most difficult exploration of his life is not the cold, rocky crevices of the moon, but the warm interior of his heart. Brilliant and beautifully written, Phases of Gravity is a masterpiece about love and loss that transports readers far beyond the confines of space and time. Phases of Gravity is a thoughtful, deeply involving novel from an author who has earned numerous honors, including the World Fantasy Award for Song of Kali and the Hugo Award for Hyperion.

Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle

Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle

Author: Dan Simmons Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2014

Hailed as ';one of the finest achievements of modern science fiction' by The New York Times Book Review, The Hyperion Cantos is a triumphant odyssey into the heart of space and time. Through four riveting novels, Dan Simmons masterfully weaves such influences as classical mythology, romantic poetry, and far-future philosophy into an ambitiously conceived and unfailingly entertaining epic. Now, for the first time, this entire masterpiece of the imagination is available in one extraordinary eBook bundle: HYPERION THE FALL OF HYPERION ENDYMION THE RISE OF ENDYMION On the planet Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. On the eve of Armageddon, with the known universe at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of existence. As the Shrike anticipates their mission, each traveler nurtures a desperate hopeand harbors a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his or her hands. Praise for The Hyperion Cantos ';For vastness of scope, clarity of detail and seriousness of purpose, Simmons's epic narrative is on a par with Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, Frank Herbert's Dune books, Gene Wolfe's multipart Book of the New Sun and Brian Aldiss's Helliconia trilogy.'The New York Times Book Review ';Dan Simmons has brilliantly conceptualized a future 700 years distant. In sheer scope and complexity it matches, and perhaps even surpasses, those of Isaac Asimov and James Blish.'The Washington Post Book World ';State of the art science fiction . . . This work will be that against which all future works will have to be measured, in the same way, in their time, that Asimov's Foundation series and Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness set new standards.'Asimov's ';Simmons' own genius transforms space opera into a new kind of poetry.'The Denver Post ';A major work . . . Simmons doesn't just promise; he delivers.'Science Fiction Chronicle

Song of Kali

Song of Kali

Author: Dan Simmons Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

The World Fantasy Award winner by the author of the Hyperion Cantos and Carrion Comfort: An American finds himself encircled by horrors in Calcutta. Praised by Dean Koontz as ';the best novel in the genre I can remember,' Song of Kali follows an American magazine editor who journeys to the brutally bleak, poverty-stricken Indian city in search of a manuscript by a mysterious poetbut instead is drawn into an encounter with the cult of Kali, goddess of death. A chilling voyage into the squalor and violence of the human condition, this novel is considered by many to be the best work by the author of The Terror, who has been showered with accolades, including the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Hugo Award.

Phases of Gravity

Phases of Gravity

Author: Dan Simmons Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

A New York Timesbestselling author's moving novel about an astronaut returning to Earth, and the small steps and giant leaps love requires. Richard Baedecker thinks his greatest challenge was walking on the moon, but then he meets a mysterious woman who shows him his past. Join Baedecker as he comes to grips with the son and wife he lost owing to his passion for space exploration, his forgotten childhood, and the loss he experienced during the deadly flight of the Challenger. The most difficult exploration of his life is not the cold, rocky crevices of the moon, but the warm interior of his heart. Brilliant and beautifully written,Phases of Gravityis a masterpiece about love and loss that transports readers far beyond the confines of space and time.Phases of Gravity is a thoughtful, deeply involving novel from an author who has earned numerous honors, including the World Fantasy Award for Song of Kali and the Hugo Award for Hyperion.

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