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Dan Simmons
Born (1948-04-04) April 4, 1948 (age 68)
Peoria, Illinois
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 1983–present
Genre Science fiction, horror, fantasy
Notable works Novel: Song of Kali (1985) Novel: Hyperion (1989)
Website
dansimmons.com

I knew that I wanted to be a writer even before I knew exactly what being a writer entailed.
Dan Simmons
But I think, and hope, that the novels can be understood and enjoyed as science fiction, on their own terms.
Dan Simmons
But it's not just a game of finding literary references.
I loved almost everything about being a teacher, but I was an unusual teacher.
Dan Simmons
Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down – there have only been three or four SF movies in the history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF.
Dan Simmons
No one inspired me to write, but writer Harlan Ellison terrified me into getting published.
Dan Simmons
As long as my sixth graders showed an average improvement of five years, the principal and district pretty much left me alone to create my own curriculum and teach whatever I wanted.
Dan Simmons
It's one of the strangest attributes of this profession that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing, we relax by writing another.
Dan Simmons
It's odd how violence and humor so often go together, isn't it?
It started 25 years ago, when I was teaching elementary school in a small town in Missouri.
Dan Simmons
As for the depiction of the Catholic church, it's not meant to be a prediction.
Dan Simmons
There's a unique bond of trust between readers and authors that I don't believe exists in any other art form; as a reader, I trust a novelist to give me his or her best effort, however flawed.
Dan Simmons
Writing, I'm convinced, should be a subversive activity – frowned on by the authorities – and not one cooed over and praised beyond common sense by some teacher.
Dan Simmons
The truth is, it's not a great career move to create a readership and then, in effect, abandon them.
Dan Simmons