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From the multiple award-winning author of the Hyperion Cantos – one of the most acclaimed and popular series in contemporary science fiction – comes ILIUM, a huge and powerful epic of high-tech gods, human heroes, total war, and the extraordinary transcendence of ordinary beings.

From the towering heights of Olympos Mons on Mars, the mighty Zeus and his immortal family of gods, goddesses, and demigods look down upon a momentous battle, observing – and often influencing-the legendary exploits of Paris, Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, and the clashing armies of Greece and Troy.

Thomas Hockenberry, former twenty-first-century professor and Iliad scholar, watches as well. It is Hockenberry’s duty to observe and report on the Trojan War’s progress...
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Somewhere in Western New York, there's a remote mountaintop in the moonlight, its dark forests and moon-dappled meadows populated only by corpses. If ex-PI Joe Kurtz doesn't unravel the secret of that place in five days, he'll be one of them.
Everyone seems to want a piece of Kurtz these days and most succeed in getting one. Unknown assailants gun down Kurtz and his female parole officer, giving Kurtz the headache of a lifetime but putting pretty Peg O'Toole on life support. Working his own case through a haze of concussion migraine, Kurtz has to deal with Toma Gonzaga, the gay don who owes Kurtz a blood debt, and Angelina Farino Ferrara, the female don who is after Kurtz's body—or maybe just his head.
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Published by St. Martin's Press Minotaur

In his first new collection since 1993's LOVEDEATH, Dan Simmons offers us five long stories - two of them new to American readers - that reaffirm his status as a visionary storyteller and master of narrative prose.

In "Looking for Kelly Dahl," two lost souls - an alcoholic ex-teacher and his former student - stalk each other across the haunted, mutable landscape of the Colorado Rockies.

In "Orphans of the Helix," a brilliantly realized coda to the Hyperion saga, a band of interstellar pilgrims make an unexpected detour, and find themselves enmeshed in an ongoing - and unwitting -- conflict between two alien cultures.
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With darkness closing in on him, Dale decides to return to his boyhood home in
Illinois. Drawn by a recurring nightmare that has plagued him since his youth
- and a troubling certainty that something is waiting for him there - he
hopes to exorcise his demons.

In the last hours of Halloween, he reaches the outskirts of the dying town of
Elm Haven. There, he moves into the abandoned farmhouse that was once the
home of his closest boyhood friend, the strange and brilliant Duane McBride, who
lost his young life in a grisly "accident" back in the terrible summer of
1960. Hoping to find peace in isolation, he settles in for the long, harsh

"One of the scariest and most unnerving ghost stories to come along in quite some time."
-- St. Louis Post Dispatch

"A cracking good read . . . surely the first psychological/horror masterpiece of the 21st Century."
-- Denver Post

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"In HARD FREEZE, Simmons slaps the traditional crime novel around and makes it like it. You won't want to miss this one." -- Joe R. Lansdale, author of The Bottoms

"Hannibal Lecter meets the Godfather -- violent, fast-paced, with a high body count, and plenty of sanguinary and pyrotechnic detail, this high-octane thriller should please both hard-boiled addicts and Simmons devotees -- it's Simmons at his hard-driving best."

Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Simmons' novel uncoils into a deliciously brutal chess game between a chameleon serial killer and ex-con PI Kurtz . . . [Simmons] writes action scenes that'll leave your hands clammy on the page." -- Booklist

"A bristling climax . . . Kurtz makes a riveting protagonist for the noir-is-beautiful crowd."
-- Kirkus Review (starred review)

"Readers looking for two-fisted, take-no-prisoners action should pick up a copy."
--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Published by St. Martin's Press Minotaur




"There's no letdown from explosive start to hell-for-leather finish in this hard-as-nails detective story. Comparison with Richard Stark's amoral badguy Parker or Andrew Vachss's Burke are inevitable, but Kurtz is more Parker than Burke: there is no sentimentality or excess prose here, just unceasing action with a ragged edge…An exceptional tale of nonstop violence and double cross…Enthusiastically recommended."
--Library Journal

"[A] dark...and cinematic story set among the surly and largely unloved denizens of Buffalo, N.Y."
--Chicago Tribune

"Readers who figure hard-boiled fiction was a tapped-out river will find a leviathon tugging on the line when they sink their hooks in Hardcase."
--Denver Post

"[Simmons] handles the carnage here as confidently as if he'd teethed on a .45."
--Kirkus Reviews

Publisher:St. Martin's Press Minotaur

"Very tough, with a high body count...Simmons writes better than most, and his ex-PI, Joe Kurtz, who tries to hold onto a semblance of ethics while working for a semi-retired Mafia don, is an interesting character...There are some nifty Chandleresque twists and some nicely done upstate New York scene layering."
--Boston Globe

"Kurtz is probably the toughest, darkest 'hero' in crime fiction since Parker"
--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Within the first five pages of HARDCASE, you know it's going to live up to its title...If you're after a hard-core, full-tilt rocket ride, you'll find it in HARDCASE."
--Rocky Mountain News

"[Simmons'] narrative is all sinew and bloody gristle... Hard to beat for a pulp-fiction beach-read."
--Publisher's Weekly

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