Prayers to Broken Stones

Prayers to Broken Stones

by Dan Simmons
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Prayers to Broken Stones by Dan Simmons

A woman returns from the dead with disastrous results for the family who loves her.... An old-fashioned barbershop is the site of a medieval ritual of bloody terror.... During a post-apocalyptic Christmas celebration, a messenger from the South brings tidings of great horror.... From a ghostly Civil War battlefield to a combat theme park in Vietnam, from the omnipotent brain of an autistic boy to a shocking story of psychic vampires, journey into a world of fear and mystery, a chilling twilight zone of the mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553762525
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,185,587
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dan Simmons, a full-time public school teacher until 1987, is one of the few writers who consistently work across genres, producing novels described as science fiction, horror, fantasy, and mainstream fiction, while winning major awards in all these fields. His first novel, Song of Kali, won the World Fantasy Award; his first science fiction novel, Hyperion, won the Hugo Award. His other novels and short fiction have been honored with numerous awards, including nine Locus Awards, four Bram Stoker Awards, the French Prix Cosmos 2000, the British SF Association Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. In 1995, Wabash College presented Simmons with an honorary doctorate in humane letters for his work in fiction and education. He lives in Colorado along the Front Range of the Rockies.

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Prayers to Broken Stones 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of Dan Simmons earlier works including his first published short story, The River Styx Runs Upstream. It also includes The Death of a Centaur, which is considered to be the very first story set in the Hyperion Cantos Universe. This collection also offers Remembering Siri, which was the story that acted as the catalyst for Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion. Also included is Carrion Comfort, which was the original story and idea that led to Simmons' masterpiece novel of the same name. Prayers to Broken Stones is a fantastic anthology that showcases Simmons' humble beginnings and the origins of some of his best novels. Each story is well written and edited. I would certainly recommend this book to any Dan Simmons fan. 
deesy58 More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of short stories, including a television screenplay based on one of those short stories. All of the stories are well-written, and show the talent of this writer. Editing is very good. All of the stories were apparently written in 1980's, so some of the material is a bit dated, but still entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago