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Simmons, Dan 1948-

Works: 512 works in 2,100 publications in 20 languages and 42,657 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Horror fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Sea fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3569.I5568, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dan Simmons
The terror : a novel by Dan Simmons( Book )

64 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of triumph. As part of the 1845 Franklin Expedition, the first steam-powered vessels ever to search for the legendary Northwest Passage, they are as scientifically supported an enterprise as has ever set forth. As they enter a second summer in the Arctic Circle without a thaw, though, they are stranded in a nightmarish landscape of encroaching ice and darkness. Endlessly cold, with diminishing rations, 126 men fight to survive with poisonous food, a dwindling supply of coal, and ships buckling in the grip of crushing ice. But their real enemy is far more terrifying. There is something out there in the frigid darkness: an unseen predator stalking their ship, a monstrous terror constantly clawing to get in. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. With them travels an Inuit woman who cannot speak and who may be the key to survival, or the harbinger of their deaths. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear that there is no escape
Drood : a novel by Dan Simmons( Book )

47 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens' life, "Drood" explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to his final, unfinished work: "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."
Hyperion by Dan Simmons( Book )

133 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hyperion is the tale of seven people who make a pilgrimmage to a terrifying creature called the Shrike in an attempt to save mankind. Stunningly written and beautifully crafted, Simmons's Hyperion resonates with technical achievement and the excitement and wonder found only in the best SF
Black Hills by Dan Simmons( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted by Custer's ghost, and also by his ability to see into the memories and futures of legendary men like Sioux war-chief Crazy Horse, Paha Sapa plans to silence his ghost forever and reclaim his people's legacy on the very day FDR comes to Mount Rushmore to dedicate the Jefferson face
Ilium by Dan Simmons( Book )

74 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first installment of a new saga based on themes from "The Iliad" and "The Tempest" places classical characters and gods in such settings as the Plains of Ilium, the terraformed oceans of Mars, and Jupiter space
The abominable by Dan Simmons( Book )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers -- a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American -- find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers -- joined by the missing boy's female cousin -- find themselves being pursued through the night by someone ... or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet - but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be. A pulse-pounding story of adventure and suspense, The Abominable is Dan Simmons at his spine-chilling best"--
Flashback : a novel by Dan Simmons( Book )

40 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America, 2036. Powerful magnate Hiroshi Nakamura needs ex-cop Nick Bottom's services, and, in particular, his memories. As head of the original investigation into the murder of Nakamura's son, Bottom's flashbacks hold the key to solving what was the toughest case of his career. But as Nick delves deeper, the harder it becomes to trust those around him. And when he uncovers a connection to his wife's death, it is not only Hiroshi Nakamura who wants answers
The fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons( Book )

68 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entire galaxy is threatened when the Time Tombs in the world of Hyperion begin to open after being closed off for years, unleashing danger from their depths
Olympos by Dan Simmons( Book )

39 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achilles and Hector lay seige to the home of the gods, inadvertently triggering a massive conflict between humanity and such powerful beings as Setebos, Prospero, and Caliban"--Cover
The fifth heart by Dan Simmons( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and Russian and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams--member of the Adams family that has given the United States two presidents. Clover's suicide appears to be more than it at first seemed; the suspected foul play may involve matters of national importance. Holmes is currently on his Great Hiatus--his three-year absence after Reichenbach Falls during which time the people of London believe him to be deceased. Holmes has faked his own death because, through his powers of ratiocination, the great detective has come to the conclusion that he is a fictional character. This leads to serious complications for James--for if his esteemed fellow investigator is merely a work of fiction, what does that make him? And what can the master storyteller do to fight against the sinister power--possibly named Moriarty--that may or may not be controlling them from the shadows?"--
Endymion by Dan Simmons( Book )

88 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventure story set in a universe ruled by a church which rewards obedience from its citizenry by dispensing resurrection. The story centers on Raul Endymion, a woodsman from the planet Hyperion, given the task of finding the planet Earth which mysteriously disappeared
Summer of night by Dan Simmons( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something or someone is stalking the young people of Elm Haven, Illinois in the summer of 1960. When a long silent bell begins to peal in the middle of the darkest summer night, the reign of terror starts
A winter haunting by Dan Simmons( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to the small Illinois town of his childhood to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, Dale Stewart leases an empty farmhouse of a long-dead friend, who had been murdered in the summer of 1960, and finds that the house is haunted
The rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a prolonged decline, the Catholic Church receives a new lease of life when it discovers a way to resurrect the dead. Final volume in a multifaceted series on the far future
Darwin's blade by Dan Simmons( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin Minor is an expert in accident reconstruction, but a series of seemingly random, or artfully staged, fatal car wrecks has him puzzled. Why would anyone commit fraud at the cost of his own life?
Children of the night by Dan Simmons( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Romania to help treat rare blood ailments, hematologist Kate Neuman adopts a child whose body is capable of accepting any type of blood, and soon she is tracked by superhuman members of a Romanian underground
Hardcase by Dan Simmons( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-con Joe Kurtz is hired by a Buffalo mob boss to find a missing accountant
The crook factory by Dan Simmons( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist Ernest Hemingway creates a spy ring in Cuba to combat German agents during World War II and the novel describes his adventures as he chases enemy submarines with his fishing boat. Narrating is an agent planted by the FBI to keep an eye on the ring, a man who never read a word of Hemingway. Famous people make appearances, including spy Ian Fleming, author of James Bond books. By the author of Fires in Eden
Hard freeze : a Joe Kurtz novel by Dan Simmons( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurtz must face the wrath of "Little Skag" Farino, the local Mafia don, and his vengeful sister Angelina while trying to track down a serial killer
Hard as nails by Dan Simmons( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating an abandoned amusement park where several dead bodies have been found, former private investigator Joe Kurtz and his parole officer find themselves targeted by numerous adversaries
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The terror : a novel
Drood : a novelHyperionBlack HillsIliumFlashback : a novelThe fall of HyperionOlymposEndymion
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Simmons, Dan

Simmons, Dėn 1948-

Simons, Den

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Ден Симонс

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Симмонс, Дэн

Симмонс, Дэн 1948-

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דן סימונס

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