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Dan Simmons's "Hyperion" was an immediate sensation on its firstpublication in 1989. This staggering multifaceted tale of the far futureheralded the conquest of the science fiction field by a man who had already wonthe World Fantasy Award for his first novel ( "Song of Kali" ) and had alsopublished one of the most well-received horror novels in the field, "CarrionComfort." "Hyperion" went on to win the Hugo Award as Best Novel, andit and its companion volume, "The Fall of Hyperion," took their rightfulplaces in the science fiction pantheon of new classics.
Now, six years later, Simmons returns to this richly imagined world oftechnological achievement, excitement, wonder and fear. "Endymion" is astory about love and memory, triumph and terror--an instant candidate for thefield's highest honors.
Praise for Dan Simmons
-- "Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine"
"A magnificently original blend of themes and styles."
-- "The Denver Post"
"Simmons masterfully employs SF's potential."
Dan Simmons, a full-time public school teacher until 1987, is one of the few writers who consistently work across genres, producing novels described as science fiction, horror, fantasy, and mainstream fiction, while winning major awards in all these fields. His first novel, Song of Kali, won the World Fantasy Award; his first science fiction novel, Hyperion, won the Hugo Award. His other novels and short fiction have been honored with numerous awards, including nine Locus Awards, four Bram Stoker Awards, the French Prix Cosmos 2000, the British SF Association Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. In 1995, Wabash College presented Simmons with an honorary doctorate in humane letters for his work in fiction and education. He lives in Colorado along the Front Range of the Rockies.
After a recent foray into the horror field (Fires of Eden, LJ 11/15/94), the multitalented Simmons returns to the sf genre with a sequel to the Hugo Award-winning Hyperion (Doubleday, 1989) and The Fall of Hyperion (LJ 3/15/90).
Praise for Dan Simmons "Extraordinary."--Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine "A magnificently original blend of themes and styles."--The Denver Post "Simmons masterfully employs SF's potential."--Locus