Search Results: "Dan Simmons"


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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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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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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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A WINTER HAUNTING by Dan Simmons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A rich read most jackals will take kindly to."
Sequel at half the length to Simmons's 1990 baggy-pants small-town Illinois childhood nostalgia fest, Summer of Night, told partly through the hovering spirit of Duane, an 11-year-old genius chewed to pieces by a corn combine 40 years ago. Read full book review >

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CARRION COMFORT by Dan Simmons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A satisfying story that delivers everything it promises."
Does evil exist? You betcha—and you will obey it. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT by Dan Simmons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Toothsomely well written."
Simmons (Summer of Night, Carrion Comfort, Song of Kali, etc.) slips into Bram Stoker/Anne Rice territory and writes his best novel ever. 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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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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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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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 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 >