There are countless Dan Simmons courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
Summer of Night: A Novel (2011)
It’s the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys’ days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic middle-childhood. But amid the sundrenched cornfields their loyalty will be pitilessly tested.
The Terror (2018)
The men on board the HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. But what they don’t expect is a monstrous predator lurking behind the Arctic ice. When the expedition’s leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a horrifying end, Captain Francis Crozier takes command, leading his surviving crewmen on a last desperate attempt to flee south across the ice.But another winter is rapidly approaching, and with it, scurvy and starvation.
Carrion Comfort: A Novel (2009)
“CARRION COMFORT is one of the three greatest horror novels of the 20th century. Simple as that.” — “Epic in scale and scope but intimately disturbing, CARRION COMFORT spans the ages to rewrite history and tug at the very fabric of reality. A nightmarish chronicle of predator and prey that will shatter your world view forever. A true classic.” — “CARRION COMFORT is one of the scariest books ever written. Whenever I get the question asked Who’s your favorite author?
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos) (1990)
On the world called Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.
The Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars — observed and influenced from on high by Zeus and his immortal family — and twenty-first-century professor Thomas Hockenberry is there to play a role in the insidious private wars of vengeful gods and goddesses.
On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens–at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world–hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident?
A Winter Haunting (2002)
A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage — and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation.
Beneath the gaze of the gods, the mighty armies of Greece and Troy met in fierce and glorious combat, scrupulously following the text set forth in Homer’s timeless narrative.
Song of Kali (1998)
Think you know true fear? You don’t.Think you’ve read the most chilling book? Not even close.Think you can’t be shocked? Good luck!Maybe you’re ready for the most truly frightening reading experience of your life, the novel that’s been terrifying readers for over thirty years.
The Abominable: A Novel (2014)
A thrilling tale of high-altitude death and survival set on the snowy summits of Mount Everest, from the bestselling author of The TerrorIt’s 1924 and the race to summit the world’s highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest.
Best Dan Simmons Books Everyone Should Read
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Vital Minimum: Need, Science, and Politics in Modern France
Author(s): Dana Simmons
ID: 2798861, Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Year: 2015, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
Deadly Season: Analyzing the 2011 Tornado Outbreaks
Author(s): Kevin M. Simmons, Daniel Sutter
ID: 1024650, Publisher: American Meteorological Society, Year: 2012, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf
Economic and Societal Impacts of Tornadoes
Author(s): Kevin M. Simmons, Daniel Sutter
ID: 1029041, Publisher: American Meteorological Society, Year: 2011, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.