Hi...Max here, longtime fan of Dan Simmons' writing, although my interest is mostly focused on his speculative fiction; the Hyperion books, Olympos/Ilium, et al. I've checked out a few others, especially, and under the recommendation of the late, lamented Harlan Ellison, the highly disturbing 'Song of Kali'...but the spec fiction is still my personal favorite.
I have a question for Dan that has bugged me ever since I started reading him and then subsequently learned that he was discovered, if that is the word, by Harlan Ellison, another of my favorite authors...to wit:
Hey Dan...regarding Martin Silenus...that's Harlan, right?
Anyway, as much as I'd like, I am NOT going to admonish Mr Simmons to hurry up and publish another Hyperion book...no, really...