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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. ---->>>

It's odd how violence and humor so often go together, isn't it? ---->>>

As for the depiction of the Catholic church, it's not meant to be a prediction. ---->>>

I loved almost everything about being a teacher, but I was an unusual teacher.

I loved almost everything about being a teacher, but I was an unusual teacher.

It started 25 years ago, when I was teaching elementary school in a small town in Missouri. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

But it's not just a game of finding literary references. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

But I think, and hope, that the novels can be understood and enjoyed as science fiction, on their own terms. ---->>>

I knew that I wanted to be a writer even before I knew exactly what being a writer entailed. ---->>>

It's one of the strangest attributes of this profession that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing, we relax by writing another. ---->>>

The truth is, it's not a great career move to create a readership and then, in effect, abandon them. ---->>>

No one inspired me to write, but writer Harlan Ellison terrified me into getting published. ---->>>

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. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 04-04, 1948
Occupation: Author

Dan Simmons (born April 4, 1948) is an American science fiction and horror writer. He is the author of the Hyperion Cantos and the Ilium/Olympos cycles, among other works which span the science fiction, horror, and fantasy genres, sometimes within a single novel. A typical example of Simmons' intermingling of genres is Song of Kali (1985), winner of World Fantasy Award (wikipedia)