Dan Simmons

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General Information

Name: Dan Simmons

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery

Born: 1948 in Peoria, Illinois

Website: www.dansimmons.com

Email: bingo@erinyes.org

Illinois Connection

Dan Simmons was born in Peoria, Illinois, in 1948, and grew up in various cities and small towns in the Midwest, including Brimfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dan Simmons 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. He then received his Masters in Education from Washington University in St. Louis in 1971. He then worked in elementary education for 18 years becoming a full time writer - 2 years in Missouri, 2 years in New York and 14 years in Colorado. He now lives in Colorado.

Published Works

  • Lovedeath, Warner Books, 1993
  • Fires of Eden, Putnam, 1994
  • The Crook Factory, Avon, 1999
  • Darwin's Blade, Morrow, 2000
  • Phases of Gravity, Olmstead Press, 2001
  • Hard Case: A Joe Kurtz Novel, St. Martin's Minotaur, 2001
  • Hard Freeze: A Joe Kurtz Novel, St. Martin's Minotaur, 2002
  • A Winter Haunting, Morrow, 2002
  • Hard as Nails, St. Martin's Minotaur, 2003
  • Ilium, Eos, 2003
  • Olympos, Eos, 2005
  • The Terror, Little, Brown, 2007
  • Black Hills: A Novel, Reagan arthur books, 2010
  • Summer of Night, St. Martin's Griffin, 2011
  • Flashback, Reagan Authur, 2011
  • Children of the Night, St. Martin's Griffin, 2012
  • The Abominable: A Novel, Little, Brown, 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


ISBN: 0446517569
Release Date: 1993-11-09

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The Crook Factory

ISBN: 0380973685
Release Date: 1999-03-01

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Darwin's Blade: A Novel of Suspense

ISBN: 0380789183
Release Date: 2001-10-01

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Phases of Gravity

ISBN: 0759254419
Release Date: 2004-04-27

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Hardcase (St. Martin's Minotaur Mysteries)

ISBN: 0312980167
Release Date: 2002-08-19

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Hard Freeze: A Joe Kurtz Novel (Joe Kurtz Thriller)

ISBN: 0312989482
Release Date: 2003-09-15

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Hard as Nails: A Joe Kurtz Novel (Joe Kurtz Thriller)

ISBN: 0312994680
Release Date: 2004-09-13

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ISBN: 0380817926
Release Date: 2005-06-28

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The Terror: A Novel

ISBN: 1600244858
Release Date: 2009-01-27

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Black Hills: A Novel

ISBN: 031600698X
Release Date: 2010-02-24

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Summer of Night: A Novel

ISBN: 0312550677
Release Date: 2011-07-05

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ISBN: 9780316101981
Release Date: 2012-06-26

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Children of the Night: A Vampire Novel

ISBN: 1250009855
Release Date: 2012-12-11

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The Abominable: A Novel

ISBN: 0316198838
Release Date: 2013-10-22

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Literary Awards

World Fantasy Award for Best First Novel.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

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