Sunday, July 12, 2009

Science Fiction 27 – Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons of course needs no introduction. He is well known as a master writer in several genres, predominately Horror and Science Fiction. I’m not a big fan of horror – too squeamish I suppose, so it’s Simmons SF books I admire the most. First the Hyperion sequence…a bizzare take on the Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

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Then there’s Ilium and its sequel Olympus – inspired by Homer.

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Next – Cordwainer Smith

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