Dan Simmons





Dan Simmons

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in Peoria, Illinois, The United States
April 04, 1948

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Dan Simmons was born in Peoria, Illinois, in 1948, and grew up in various cities and small towns in the Midwest, including Brimfield, Illinois, which was the source of his fictional "Elm Haven" in 1991's SUMMER OF NIGHT and 2002's A WINTER HAUNTING. Dan received a B.A. in English from Wabash College in 1970, winning a national Phi Beta Kappa Award during his senior year for excellence in fiction, journalism and art.

Dan received his Masters in Education from Washington University in St. Louis in 1971. He then worked in elementary education for 18 years -- 2 years in Missouri, 2 years in Buffalo, New York -- one year as a specially trained BOCES "resource teacher" and another as a sixth-grade teacher -- and 14 years in Colorado.


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Endymion (Hyperion Cantos, #3)
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Summer of Night
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March 2009, Dan Simmons
"I love unreliable narrators. When I realized I was going to go with Wilkie Collins as my narrator, it was joyous. First of all, he's a serious drug addict, taking tremendous amounts of laudanum every day and shooting morphine at night to sleep. And second, he was a little crazy." ...More

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“To see and feel one's beloved naked for the first time is one of life's pure, irreducible epiphanies. If there is a true religion in the universe, it must include that truth of contact or be forever hollow. To make love to the one true person who deserves that love is one of the few absolute rewards of being a human being, balancing all of the pain, loss, awkwardness, loneliness, idiocy, compromise, and clumsiness that go with the human condition. To make love to the right person makes up for a lot of mistakes.”
Dan Simmons, The Rise of Endymion

“In the beginning was the Word. Then came the fucking word processor. Then came the thought processor. Then came the death of literature. And so it goes.”
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“It occurs to me that our survival may depend upon our talking to one another.”
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