WRITER

Dan Simmons

1948 - Today

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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. Simmons's genre-intermingling Song of Kali (1985) won the World Fantasy Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dan Simmons has received more than 1,208,472 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Dan Simmons is the 1,201st most popular writer (up from 1,273rd in 2019), the 1,405th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,445th in 2019) and the 144th most popular American Writer.

Dan Simmons is most famous for his novel Hyperion, which won the Hugo and Locus Awards.

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  • 37

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  • 6.54

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  • 2.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Dan Simmons ranks 1,201 out of 5,794Before him are Kurt Tucholsky, Sylvia Browne, Yeghishe Charents, Hayim Nahman Bialik, Carson McCullers, and Samuel Butler. After him are Paul Scarron, Gabriele Amorth, Ján Kollár, Vladimir Korolenko, Antoine-Henri Jomini, and Rigas Feraios.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1948, Dan Simmons ranks 65Before him are Elizabeth Blackburn, Tom Wilkinson, Agnieszka Holland, Arie Haan, Alan Parsons, and Svetlana Savitskaya. After him are Michel Suleiman, Dominique Sanda, Rudolf Schenker, Jerzy Kukuczka, Pim Fortuyn, and James Ellroy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dan Simmons ranks 1,405 out of 15,968Before him are Jaco Pastorius (1951), Robert Patrick (1958), Edward Snowden (1983), Ansel Adams (1902), Lenny Kravitz (1964), and David O. Selznick (1902). After him are Stephen Jay Gould (1941), Mike Portnoy (1967), Snoop Dogg (1971), Diane Arbus (1923), Mark Ruffalo (1967), and Walter Bradford Cannon (1871).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Dan Simmons ranks 144Before him are Harry Harrison (1925), Anthony Bourdain (1956), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), Martha Gellhorn (1908), Sylvia Browne (1936), and Carson McCullers (1917). After him are Robert Bloch (1917), Jeffery Deaver (1950), William Styron (1925), Norman Mailer (1923), Tom Wolfe (1930), and James Oliver Curwood (1878).