Dan Simmons

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Dan Simmons


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

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Dan Simmons 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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“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.”
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“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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October is arguably the scariest month of the year what with Halloween at the end of the month and it being the season of haunted houses and horror movies. We like to recognize it here at TuesBookTalk so I have compiled a list of scary books for us to vote on for our October read. This poll will be open for a week and a half. Last day to vote: Friday, September 6.

77 Shadow Street 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz Dean Koontz
 
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20th Century Ghosts 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill Joe Hill
 
  3 votes, 30.0%

A Winter Haunting A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons Dan Simmons
 
  1 vote, 10.0%

The Ghost Writer The Ghost Writer by John Harwood John Harwood
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Cellar The Cellar by Richard Laymon Richard Laymon
 
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The Keep The Keep (Adversary Cycle, #1) by F. Paul Wilson F. Paul Wilson
 
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