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Dan Simmons

Data de nascimento: 4. Abril 1948

Dan Simmons é um escritor estadunidense de ficção científica, mais conhecido por seu romance Hyperion, vencedor do Hugo e sua seqüência The Fall of Hyperion. Outros romances nesta série são Endymion e The Rise of Endymion.

Simmons percorre vários gêneros tais como ficção científica, terror e fantasia, às vezes simultaneamente dentro da mesma obra: um exemplo típico desta habilidade de Simmons para mesclar gêneros é Song of Kali , vencedor do World Fantasy Award. Também é um respeitado autor de mistério e thrillers.

Citações Dan Simmons

„Evolution brings human beings. Human beings, through a long and painful process, bring humanity.“

—  Dan Simmons, livro Hyperion

Fonte: Endymion (1996), Chapter 44 (p. 449)
Fonte: Hyperion
Contexto: “Humanity has evolved—as far as it has evolved,” continued the old priest, “with no thanks to its predecessors or itself. Evolution brings human beings. Human beings, through a long and painful process, bring humanity.”
“Empathy,” Aenea said softly.

„In the end--when all else is dust--loyalty to those we love is all we can carry with us to the grave. Faith--true faith--was trusting in that love.“

—  Dan Simmons, livro The Fall of Hyperion

Variante: Sol remembered the dream, remembered his daughter’s hug, and realized that in the end—when all else is dust—loyalty to those we love is all we can carry with us to the grave.
Fonte: The Fall of Hyperion (1990), Chapter 30 (p. 242)

„Mobs have passions, not brains.“

—  Dan Simmons, livro The Fall of Hyperion

Fonte: The Fall of Hyperion (1990), Chapter 32 (p. 266)

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„Its hard to die. Harder to live“

—  Dan Simmons, livro The Fall of Hyperion

Fonte: The Fall of Hyperion

„Pascal’s Wager never appealed to me. It seems logically…shallow.“

—  Dan Simmons, livro The Rise of Endymion

“Perhaps because it posits only two choices,” said Aenea. Somewhere in the desert night, an owl made a short, sharp sound. “Spiritual resurrection and immortality or death and damnation,” she said.
“Those last two aren’t the same thing,” I said.
“No, but perhaps to someone like Blaise Pascal they were. Someone terrified of ‘the eternal silence of these infinite spaces.’”
“A spiritual agoraphobic,” I said.
Aenea laughed. The sound was so sincere and spontaneous that I could not help loving it. Her.
“Religion seems to have always offered that false duality,” she said, setting her cup of tea on a flat stone. “The silences of infinite space or the cozy comfort of inner certainty.”
Fonte: The Rise of Endymion (1997), Chapter 10 (p. 166)

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