A monumental work that blurs the often arbitrary line between great
sf and serious literature, Dan Simmons's Olympos -- together
with its extraordinary predecessor, Ilium -- sets new
standards for the genre, confirming his reputation as one of the
most original authors currently working in the field of speculative
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'Drawing from Homer's Iliad, Shakespeare's Tempest and the work
of several 19th-century poets, Simmons achieves another triumph in
this majestic, if convoluted, sequel to his much-praised Ilium.'
- Publishers Weekly.
'Simmons's gift for vivid description is evident throughout, as well. He effectively combines a serious subject, ironic perspective, strong action and believable (if not always sympathetic) characters. Ambitious, witty, moving: Simmons at his best.' - Kirkus Reviews
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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. Since his first published short story won the Rod Serling Memorial Award in the 1982 Twilight Zone Magazine Short Fiction contest, Dan Simmons has won some of the top awards in science fiction, horror, fantasy, and thriller genres, as well as honors for his mainstream fiction. He lives along the Front Range of Colorado.
Dan Simmons won the World Fantasy Award for his novel Song of Kali. Notable books include the Hyperion series (four science fiction novels) (Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion,and The Rise of Endymion) and more recently Illium and Olympos
In 1995, Dan's alma mater, Wabash College, awarded him an honorary doctorate for his contributions in education ...
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