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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 1,318,674 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Dan Simmons is the 1,205th most popular writer (down from 1,201st in 2019), the 1,467th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,404th in 2019) and the 145th most popular American Writer.

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

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  • 3.21

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Among writers, Dan Simmons ranks 1,205 out of 5,755Before him are Roger Caillois, Gabriele Amorth, Claudio Magris, Max Nordau, John Berger, and Khaqani. After him are David Grossman, Shammai, Dean Koontz, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Alexander Ostrovsky, and Timaeus of Locri.

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Among people born in 1948, Dan Simmons ranks 73Before him are Agnieszka Holland, Arie Haan, Claude Jade, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Hans Rosling, and Robert Jordan. After him are Nicolae Timofti, René Arnoux, Nathalie Baye, Beppe Grillo, Dominique Sanda, and William Daniel Phillips.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dan Simmons ranks 1,467 out of 18,182Before him are Gus Van Sant (1952), Gene Sharp (1928), Carl Reiner (1922), William Miller (1782), Edie Sedgwick (1943), and David Caruso (1956). After him are Elias Howe (1819), Henry Ford II (1917), Jake LaMotta (1922), Dave Bautista (1969), Stanley Tucci (1960), and William Morris Davis (1850).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Dan Simmons ranks 145Before him are Jean M. Auel (1936), Robert Wilson (1941), Danielle Steel (1947), Robert Jordan (1948), Marilyn vos Savant (1946), and John Dickson Carr (1906). After him are Dean Koontz (1945), Betty Friedan (1921), Jeffery Deaver (1950), Carson McCullers (1917), Poul Anderson (1926), and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807).