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Dan Simmons on innovation, pt 1: "a record label for ideas"

On behalf of the Knowledge Transfer Network, I’m currently doing research around cross-innovation, asking: how does collaboration between different sectors and disciplines drive innovation? And more specifically, how can Creative Industry practice provide innovation in non-CI arenas? 1,587 more words


New Books! 3/24/15


The Stranger by Harlan Coben

(Event 3/26/15)

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. 2,277 more words

DON'T PANIC - (Endymion/Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy)

Twenty-two books down on audiobook alone since October last year! Hot damn, that seems like a lot…

I was intending to write up Dan Simmons’ ENDYMION last night as I finished around halfway through the work shift, but alas I managed to be under a wall of boxes when it came down and took a solid thump to the head so spent the rest of the night in a mild, headachey daze, and really didn’t have the brain function to cobble a sentence together. 897 more words


Dan Simmons talks politics in fiction

I recently interviewed award-winning author Dan Simmons for The Arizona Republic. You can read the lengthy interview, which focuses on his upcoming novel The Fifth Heart… 705 more words


The Terror

Dan Simmons’s The Terror introduces the reader to a nightmare—a deadly combination of horror, fiction, and (most unsettlingly) reality. In 1845, 148 men led by Captain Sir John Franklin departed England on two ships, the… 810 more words


FALL OF HYPERION - Dan Simmons, 1990

Shrikes are passerine birds of the family Laniidae. The family name, and that of the largest genus, Lanius, is derived from the Latin word for “butcher”, and some shrikes are also known as “butcher birds” because of their feeding habits –  known for catching insects and small vertebrates and impaling their bodies on thorns, the spikes on barbed-wire fences or any available sharp point. 803 more words