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A Winter Haunting (Thriller/Action)
Morrow, Feb 2002, 25.95, 303 pp. ISBN: 0380978865 Overcoming the nightmare of his childhood (see SUMMER OF NIGHT), Dale Stewart became a successful literature professor and novelist, though his Jim Bridge: Mountain Man books do not attain the literary standard he desires. However, he threw away a loving family life with a cherished wife and daughters for an affair with a student that ended badly. Filled with self-recrimination, Dale takes a...
A Winter Haunting (Science Fiction)
Dale returns to his home town after being caught having an affair and losing his wife and family. He hopes to settle some bad dreams he has been having about his past. He rents the house his childhood friend lived and died in. He receives messages on his computer and runs into an enemy of the past. Dal'es quiet winter turns out to be his worst nightmare. Black dogs appear around his property yet no one around there owns black dogs. Dale spends his winter...
Children of the Night
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT is a novel Dan Simmons published in 1992. Kate is a well-known american specialist in haematology. After a professional stay in Romania, she decides to adopt a rumanian baby and brings him back in the U.S.A. The baby suffers from a very rare blood illness but seems to develop the ability to cure by himself when given blood transfusion. Kate, with his colleagues researchers, discover that this virus could be used to find a cure to...
Endymion
Endymion is told by Raul Endymion, looking back from a future prison/death sentence. He tells of his adventures crossing many worlds with Aenea, an 11 year old girl who is to become humankind's 'messiah' and A. Bettik, an Android first mentioned in Hyperion. They are fleeing attempts to capture Aenea by the new Christian Church, whose members accept the new cruciform - and virtual physical immortality. ...

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Fires of Eden
Multi-millionaire Byron Trumbo is hot to sell his Hawaiian resort, Mauna Pele, to a group of Japanese businessmen whom he has invited to the island. However, the ancient goddess who rules the island has other ideas--including vengeance--and the strange and mysterious events that transpire on the island, in and around the resort--including murder--parallel events that happened years before when Mark Twain visited the island, barely managing to escape wit...
Hyperion
To meet the great Hyperion, a group travels on a spaceship and tell their stories about their connection it. ...
Ilium
Eos, Jul 2003, 25.95, 592 pp. ISBN: 0380978938 The Greek Gods prefer human fodder to serve as scribes rather than wasting energy by doing it. Thus they send Dr. Thomas Hockenberry and several scholarly peers from the future into the past to study the war at Troy that “launched a thousand ships”. Though the years of rebirth were painful, Thomas expects to have a grand old time of comparing reality to Homer. However being enslaved to the Greek...
Phases of Gravity
PHASES OF GRAVITY is a novel written by Dan Simmons in 1989. It's curiously not a thriller nor a science-fiction book but an introspective novel. Richard Baedecker is a former astronaut who had the chance to walk on the moon during an Apollo mission of the glorious seventies. From this moment on, he began to lose little by little interest in life. A divorce, an uninteresting job, problems with his son will drive him in 1988 throughout the United State...
Song of Kali
Bobby Luczac accepts an assignment from Harper's magazine to go to India to retrieve a poetry manuscript allegedly written by a man that has been presumed dead for the last eight years. He takes his wife and seven month old baby with him, never dreaming that he is about to expose them, as well as himself, to one of the most filthy and evil cities in the world. Calcutta is a noisy, dirty, crowded city and as Bobby soon discovers, it is an extremely dange...
Summer of Night (Thriller/Action)
SUMMER OF NIGHT is a book written by Dan Simmons in 1991. 1960. Elm Haven, Illinois. Duane, Mike, Dale, Kevin, Lawrence and Jim, all 12 years old boys, have just finished school. In this little town lost in the middle of corn fields, there is nothing peculiar to do during the summer holiday. So when Tubby, the little brother of one of their classmates, disappears, the young boys begin their own investigation. Convinced that Tubby has never left the Ol...

Dan Simmons list of books

Summer of Night (Science Fiction)
On the last day of school, as summer stretches before a group of young students, one of them is snatched away by a nightmare creature. As more and more disappearances and deaths take place over the summer, and the dead walk among the living, a few close friends must find the key to the mystery or the terror from an earlier age, which stalks them now, will kill the whole town--maybe the whole planet!...
The Fall of Hyperion
The Fall of Hyperion and the opening of the Time Tombs is told mostly from the point of view of a cybrid created by the TechnoCore (AIs), with the memory of the poet John Keats. He is able to watch, in dreams, what happens to the pilgrims at the time tombs: Kassad looking for his love, Moneta, and to destroy the Shrike, Sol, trying to understand whether he should give his infant daughter up as a sacrifice, Brawne, with her implant of the original Keats p...
The Hollow Man
THE HOLLOW MAN is a novel published in 1992. Jeremy Bremen is a mathematician married to Gail. Both are telepaths and Jeremy is trying to put into equations this unique phenomena. When Gail dies from a brain tumor, Jeremy who will have to defend himself against the mob, a serial-killer and the urge to leave this world in order to rejoin his wife in death....
The Rise of Endymion
Aenea and Raul, still chased by the Pax/new Catholic church, who have an unholy alliance with the parasite AI Technocore, race to spread a new message which teaches the new physics of Love - a new way to live. As they cross worlds, hunted by terrible AI constructs, the Pax wars against the Ousters, and all those societies who will not accept the cruciform - a gift from the Technocore which gives near-immortality, and allows the parasite AIs to prey on th...
The Terror
The Terror is a fast-paced story of the expedition led by Sir John Franklin in 1845 and the fate that may have befallen his crew. Sir John is confident he will locate the long-sought Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans across the artic. An Esquimaux woman has joined the crew of the HMS Terror when her father or grandfather is killed by crew members. Franklin will not allow the native woman aboard his ship, the HMS Erebus, but Cro...