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