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The Best Dan Simmons Books 

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Updated June 14, 2019 875 votes 296 voters 8.1k views 21 items

List Rules Vote for the Dan Simmons novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Dan Simmons books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Dan Simmons is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Simmons is known for his science fiction novels, some of which have won the prestigious Hugo Award. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Dan Simmons who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

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Hyperion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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The Terror is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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The Fall of Hyperion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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Carrion Comfort is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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Summer of Night is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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The Rise of Endymion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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Endymion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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Song of Kali is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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Drood: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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Ilium is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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Children of the Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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A Winter Haunting is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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Olympos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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Hardcase is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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The Hollow Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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The Crook Factory is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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LoveDeath is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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Muse of Fire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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Worlds Enough and Time ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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Prayers to Broken Stones... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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Dark Visions is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dan Simmons Books
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