Search Results: "Dan Simmons"


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THE FIFTH HEART by Dan Simmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"It's a lot of fun, too, once disbelief has been suspended and tongue tucked firmly into cheek."
"They were the footprints of a gigantic dove!" Sherlock Holmes meets the Brahmins in this lively, imaginative mashup, done in trademark Simmons (The Abominable, 2013, etc.) fashion.Read full book review >

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LOVEDEATH by Dan Simmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1993

"Enduring stuff—even more memorable than Simmons's novels."
Five darkly erotic short novels that entwine love and death, with horror boosting the sex, by World Fantasy Award winner Simmons (Children of Night, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ABOMINABLE by Dan Simmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Simmons never once blinks in the face of the improbable, and he serves up a lively, eminently entertaining adventure that would do Edgar Allan Poe—and even Rudyard Kipling—proud."
A yeti? Jawohl! Read full book review >

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ENDYMION by Dan Simmons
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Intriguing ideas and above-average characters in a choppy narrative marred by friable plotting: gripping sometimes, though equally often glutinously overdetailed—and series regulars will note the endless scope for further installments."
Another episode in Simmons's vast and hypercomplicated far- future saga (The Fall of Hyperion, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HOLLOW MAN by Dan Simmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Big brainy equations, small rewards."
Psychic fantasy science novel with a touch of horror, just enough to allow Simmons (Children of the Night, p. 564; Summer of Night, etc.) to keep his foot in that field as well. Read full book review >

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BLACK HILLS by Dan Simmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"There are rewards here, but Simmons (Drood, 2009, etc.) buries an appealing protagonist and an intriguing story under the crushing weight of a tome."
At Little Big Horn, Custer's ghost enters the body of an 11-year-old American Indian and commingles there for close to 500 pages. Read full book review >

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DARWIN’S BLADE by Dan Simmons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Peppered with amusing descriptions of accidents, some reminiscent of urban legends: a solid bit of entertainment, and Dar a likely prospect for a series."
A smart, well-researched thriller, heavy on macho accessories like sniper rifles and sports cars, from Hugo Award-winning, genre-hopping Simmons (The Crook, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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DROOD by Dan Simmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2009

"A lively entertainment, reminiscent of Nicholas Meyer's Seven-Percent Solution—and a worthy rejoinder to Dickens's swan song."
A suspenseful and spooky descent into the last days of Charles Dickens, who expired before he could complete his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Read full book review >

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OLYMPOS by Dan Simmons
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2005

"Ambitious, witty, moving: Simmons at his best."
A sequel to Simmons's Ilium (2003) offers up the Trojan War along with elements from The Tempest, The Time Machine, Victorian poets and pop SF. Read full book review >

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THE CROOK FACTORY by Dan Simmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"Meantime, Simmons (Children of the Night, 1992, etc.) more than handily ladles out suspense, a German Mata Hari, and a steady stream of solemn bemusement."
Simmons leaps from fat genre novels (suspense/horror/sf fantasy) to fat mainstream historical suspense in retelling the story of Ernest Hemingway's submarine-chasing exploits off Cuba in 1942—43. Read full book review >

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HARDCASE by Dan Simmons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 2001

Joe Kurtz emerges from Attica, after doing his 11 years for killing the man who killed his partner/lover Samantha Fielding, as stoic and focused as he went in. Read full book review >

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THE TERROR by Dan Simmons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2007

"One of Simmons' best."
Horror novel based on an ill-fated 19th-century polar expedition. Read full book review >