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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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 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 >

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NIGHT VISIONS 5 by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1988

"And reader—a more sophisticated horror collection by far lurks in the forthcoming Prime Evil (p. 570)."
Seven old-fashioned, mostly dead-weight horror tales by three high-profde monster-mongers; only Martin's closing—and rousing—werewolf novella saves this collection from the Hall of Shame. Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF ENDYMION by Dan Simmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 1997

"As hypercomplicated as ever, though with less story and more explanations and padding; still, Simmons's scope is truly staggering, his inventiveness continues to impress, and the narrative offers something for everyone—at least some of the time."
Another (maybe final?) installment in Simmons's massive far- future odyssey (Endymion, 1996, etc.). 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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WORLDS ENOUGH & TIME by Dan Simmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2002

"Like a book by Stephen King, whom Simmons references, this is an uneven if always readable collection highlighted by his charmingly chatty introductions to each story."
An easily absorbed, if none-too-challenging, batch of five long stories from the creator of the Hyperion series. Read full book review >

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HARD AS NAILS by Dan Simmons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 2003

"No one changes lanes from SF to horror to crime fiction more dextrously than the prolific, protean Simmons, who however, whenever, seldom provides less than a page-turner."
Ex-p.i., ex-con Joe Kurtz (Hard Freeze, 2002, etc.) is on the dodge from gunslingers galore bent on rendering him just plain ex. 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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FIRES OF EDEN by Dan Simmons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"The flip side of a Don Ho single, short on poi and ukuleles but long on elemental carnage, vengeful immortals, and nimble plotting."
A period romance masquerading as a metaphysical thriller disguised as a buddy movie, this latest novel from Simmons (Lovedeath, 1993, etc.) bridges two centuries and offers lots of plucky fun along the way. Read full book review >

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ILIUM by Dan Simmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2003

"Just as unwieldy and pretentious as it sounds, but Simmons (Worlds Enough & Time, 2002, etc.) never lets the story get away from him, using copious amounts of wit to keep the action grounded—and utterly addictive."
A three-pronged start to another gigantic series from Simmons (the Hyperion Cantos) that will leave most readers waiting breathlessly for the next installment. Read full book review >