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Fires of Eden by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Billionaire Byron Trumbo (no, not Donald Trump although people used to mix those two a lot) wants to sell his posh Hawaiian resort to a Japanese investor. He must make it appear prosperous while the deal is … Continue reading

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Drood by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Drood… is the name and nightmare that obsesses Charles Dickens for the last five years of his life. On June 9, 1865, Dickens and his mistress are secretly returning to London, when their express train hurtles over … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Blade by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): A series of high-speed fatal car wrecks — accidents that seem as if they may have been staged — is leading Darwin Minor down a dangerous road. A reluctant expert on violent ways to die, he sifts … Continue reading

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The Terror by Dan Simmons

Synopsis: The Terror is a fictional tale based on the real life experience of the notoriously doomed John Franklin Expedition. The two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, sailed from England in 1845. Their aim was to explore the area … Continue reading

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The Hollow Man by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Jeremy Bremen has a secret.  All his life he’s been cursed with the ability to read minds.  He knows the secret thoughts, fears, and desires of others as if they were his own.  For years, his wife, Gail, has served … Continue reading

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Song of Kali by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Calcutta: a monstrous city of immense slums, disease and misery, is clasped in the foetid embrace of an ancient cult. At its decaying core is the Goddess Kali: the dark mother of pain, four-armed and eternal, her … Continue reading

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The Crook Factory by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): In 1942, at the height of World War II, the famous writer Ernest Hemingway sought permission from the U.S. government to operate a spy ring out of his house in the Cuban countryside. This much is true… … Continue reading

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Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos 01) by Dan Simmons

Oh, my lovely Melfka, what would I do without your recommendations?   Synopsis (from Goodreads): On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship … Continue reading

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Olympos (Ilium 02) by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Beneath the gaze of the gods, the mighty armies of Greece and Troy met in fierce and glorious combat, scrupulously following the text set forth in Homer’s timeless narrative, but that was before twenty-first century scholar Thomas … Continue reading

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Ilium (Ilium 01) by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): The Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars—observed and influenced from on high by Zeus and his immortal family—and twenty-first-century professor Thomas Hockenberry is there to play a role in the insidious private … Continue reading

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