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By Dan Simmons

a unprecedented artist with few competitors in his selected area, Dan Simmons possesses a stressed expertise that continuously presses limitations whereas tantalizing the brain and touching the soul. Now he deals us a very good quintet of novellas -- 5 mind-blowing masterworks of speculative fiction, together with "Orphans of the Helix," his award-winning go back to the Hyperion Universe -- that demonstrates the original mastery, breathtaking invention, and faultless craftsmanship of 1 of up to date fiction's actual greats.
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Human colonists looking anything except godhood come across their long-lost "cousins"...and an historic scourge.

* A devastated guy in suicide's include is stuck up in a extraordinary cat-and-mouse online game with a tender girl owning a world-ending power.

* The far away descendants of a once-oppressed humans examine a chilling lesson in regards to the endurance of the past.

* A terrifying ascent up the frigid, snow-swept slopes of K2 shatters preconceptions and divulges the real natures of 4 climbers, considered one of whom isn't really human.

* on the intersection of a grand prior and a threadbare current, an getting older American in Russia confronts his personal mortality as he glimpses a wondrous future.

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What I mean is,” she said, obviously more impatient with her own inability to explain than with my inability to understand, “that learning a little of this stuff is like tearing up that painting you were talking about on Tuesday . . the woman . ” “The Mona Lisa,” I said. “Yeah. ” She stopped again, frowning slightly, although whether at the metaphor or at speaking up at all, I did not know. For a minute there was just the silence of the aspen grove and the beaver pond. I admit that I was stumped.

This path looked newly used, as if the Utes had just disappeared over the rock saddle ahead of me. I don’t think the Indians left trails, came Kelly Dahl’s soft voice in my mind. Look down. Still trying to catch my breath, dizzy with the altitude and adrenaline, I looked down. A plant was growing on the cushioned terrace between two low rocks there. The wind was whip- 48 Dan Simmons ping snow past me; the temperature must have been in the twenties, if not lower. Look more closely. Still gasping for air, I went to one knee on the fellfield.

And sit on it and swivel. Kelly Dahl laughed. I had heard her laugh very few times in sixth grade, not at all in eleventh grade, but this was the same memorable sound I had heard those few times—wild but not quite crazy, pleasant but with far too much edge to be called sweet. Now she crouched in front of me, the long knife blade pointed at my eyes. “Are you ready to start the game, Mr. ” My mouth was very dry. “I’m going to be changing some things,” said Kelly Dahl. “You may not like all the changes.

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