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Book Title: Olimp|
The author of the book: Dan Simmons
Edition: Nemira Publishing House
Date of issue: June 2010
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„Ilion v-a lasat intrebandu-va daca Dan Simmons va reusi sa dezvolte saga aceea colosala de razboi inter-temporal si hybris post-uman dintr-un viitor indepartat, sporindu-i dimensiunile, stranietatea si spectaculozitatea? Olimp este raspunsul. Ca o dovada a capacitatii SF-ului de a le ingadui autorilor sa gandeasca la o scara grandioasa, intr-un fel care n-a mai fost intalnit in literatura de la… sa recunoastem, Homer!, este greu de imaginat o propunere mai interesanta decat Olimp.” Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine
„Una dintre caile prin care trecutul ne informeaza prezentul o reprezinta naratiunile mitice transmise din generatie in generatie. Umanitatea evolueaza, dar la fel se intampla si cu miturile, iar Olimp este un exemplu excelent. Prin reluarea si recontextualizarea operelor lui Homer si Shakespeare, Simmons este foarte constient de faptul ca generatiile viitoare pot asista la revizuirile epopeilor din epoca noastra.” Interzone
„Un maelstrom gigantic de personaje din istorie, mitologie si literatura, de fapturi dotate cu puteri vaste care se razboiesc atat unele cu altele, cat si cu muritorii, intr-un conflict care ameninta sa distruga sistemul solar.” Booklist
„Ilion si Olimp desavarsesc reputatia lui Dan Simmons de maestru modern al SF-ului.” San Francisco Chronicle
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Read information about the authorDan Simmons grew up in various cities and small towns in the Midwest, including Brimfield, Illinois, which was the source of his fictional "Elm Haven" in 1991's SUMMER OF NIGHT and 2002's A WINTER HAUNTING. Dan received a B.A. in English from Wabash College in 1970, winning a national Phi Beta Kappa Award during his senior year for excellence in fiction, journalism and art.
Dan received his Masters in Education from Washington University in St. Louis in 1971. He then worked in elementary education for 18 years—2 years in Missouri, 2 years in Buffalo, New York—one year as a specially trained BOCES "resource teacher" and another as a sixth-grade teacher—and 14 years in Colorado.
His last four years in teaching were spent creating, coordinating, and teaching in APEX, an extensive gifted/talented program serving 19 elementary schools and some 15,000 potential students. During his years of teaching, he won awards from the Colorado Education Association and was a finalist for the Colorado Teacher of the Year. He also worked as a national language-arts consultant, sharing his own "Writing Well" curriculum which he had created for his own classroom. Eleven and twelve-year-old students in Simmons' regular 6th-grade class averaged junior-year in high school writing ability according to annual standardized and holistic writing assessments. Whenever someone says "writing can't be taught," Dan begs to differ and has the track record to prove it. Since becoming a full-time writer, Dan likes to visit college writing classes, has taught in New Hampshire's Odyssey writing program for adults, and is considering hosting his own Windwalker Writers' Workshop.
Dan's first published story appeared on Feb. 15, 1982, the day his daughter, Jane Kathryn, was born. He's always attributed that coincidence to "helping in keeping things in perspective when it comes to the relative importance of writing and life."
Dan has been a full-time writer since 1987 and lives along the Front Range of Colorado—in the same town where he taught for 14 years—with his wife, Karen, his daughter, Jane, (when she's home from Hamilton College) and their Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Fergie. He does much of his writing at Windwalker—their mountain property and cabin at 8,400 feet of altitude at the base of the Continental Divide, just south of Rocky Mountain National Park. An 8-ft.-tall sculpture of the Shrike—a thorned and frightening character from the four Hyperion/Endymion novels—was sculpted by an ex-student and friend, Clee Richeson, and the sculpture now stands guard near the isolated cabin.
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