Dan Simmons

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Birthday
4, 1948
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
4, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

An American science fiction author, he is best known for his Hyperion Cantos series and his Ilium/Olympos book cycle. Many of his books take their themes and/or titles from works of classic literature.

Before Fame

He attended Wabash College and Washington University in St. Louis. He worked as an elementary school teacher before publishing his first novel, Song of Kali, in 1986.

Trivia

He won the 1990 Hugo Award in the Best Novel category for his book, Hyperion.

Family Life

He was born in Peoria, Illinois. With his wife, Karen, he had a daughter named Jane.

Associated With

His novel, Summer of Night, was praised by Stephen King.