Summer of Night (Aspect Fantasy)

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9780446362665: Summer of Night (Aspect Fantasy)
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It's the summer of 1960 in Elm Haven, Illinois, and five 12-year old boys are forming the bonds that a lifetime of changes will never erase. But then a dark cloud threatens the bright promise of summer vacation: on the last day of school, their classmate Tubby Cooke vanishes. Soon, the group discovers stories of other children who once disappeared from Elm Haven. And there are other strange things happening in town: unexplained holes in the ground, a stranger dressed as a World War I soldier, and a rendering-plant truck that seems to be following the five boys. The friends realize that there is a terrible evil lurking in Elm Haven...and they must be the ones to stop it.

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Praise for "The Summer of Night"

"Simmons writes like a hot-rodding angel, loading his American nightmare with scares, suspense, and a sweet, surprising nostalgia. One of those rare must-read books, I am in awe of Dan Simmons." --Stephen King

"It stands with the best of King and Straub in the traditional modern horror genre." "--Seattle Post Intelligencer "

"Impressive...combines beautiful writing and suspense into a book for which Dan Simmons deserves the bestseller status of King and Koontz." "--Denver Post"

"An outstandingly eerie and truly horrifying tale, a page-turner of the first order." -"Dallas"" Times-Herald"

"One can only wonder what Simmons will do next, now that he's shown us he can do everything the best writers in horror and science fiction can do." -"Philadelphia"" Inquirer"

"If you like Stephen King's "It" and "The Body," you will be enthralled by "Summer of Night."" -"Rocky Mountain News"

"Blood-freezing scenarios... the true source of Simmons' terrifying vision lies in his uncanny ability to tap into that primal dread that every child knows and every adult denies; the monster under the bed, the darkness in the closet, the not-quite-human face at the window... If you are easily frightened, don't buy this book." -"Los Angeles"" Daily News"

"A superior read in the genre." -"Kirkus Reviews"

"An outstandingly eerie horror story about a group of Midwestern boys stalked by an ancient evil." -"Publishers Weekly"

"Simmons, winner of several prestigious awards for science fiction and horror ranks with the best the genre has to offer... The children are well drawn and affecting in their bravery." -"Library Journal"

"Skilled writer par excellence Dan Simmons takes a subject straight from Stephen King land and runs with it... Simmons keeps the tension high." --"Locus"

"One of the best supernatural chillers in years... "Summer of Night" promises to mark the dawn of a great horror novelist." -"Flint"" Journal"

"Lots of frights in the 'Night'... The kind of story that has readers locking doors and checking under their own beds even as the characters in the book go through their own nightly ritual." -"Ocala"" Star-Banner"

"For those of us to whom good writing is everything, the name Dan Simmons bears great weight." -Harlan Ellison

"Simmons is not only good, he's versatile." -"Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine"

"A compelling writer." -F. Paul Wilson, author of "The Keep"

Praise for "The Summer of Night"

"An outstandingly eerie horror story about a group of Midwestern boys stalked by an ancient evil." -"Publishers Weekly"

Simmons writes like a hot-rodding angel, loading his American nightmare with scares, suspense, and a sweet, surprising nostalgia. One of those rare must-read books, I am in awe of Dan Simmons. "Stephen King"

It stands with the best of King and Straub in the traditional modern horror genre. "Seattle Post Intelligencer"

Impressive...combines beautiful writing and suspense into a book for which Dan Simmons deserves the bestseller status of King and Koontz. "Denver Post"

An outstandingly eerie and truly horrifying tale, a page-turner of the first order. "Dallas Times-Herald"

One can only wonder what Simmons will do next, now that he's shown us he can do everything the best writers in horror and science fiction can do. "Philadelphia Inquirer"

If you like Stephen King's "It" and "The Body," you will be enthralled by "Summer of Night." "Rocky Mountain News"

Blood-freezing scenarios the true source of Simmons' terrifying vision lies in his uncanny ability to tap into that primal dread that every child knows and every adult denies; the monster under the bed, the darkness in the closet, the not-quite-human face at the window If you are easily frightened, don't buy this book. "Los Angeles Daily News"

A superior read in the genre. "Kirkus Reviews"

An outstandingly eerie horror story about a group of Midwestern boys stalked by an ancient evil. "Publishers Weekly"

Simmons, winner of several prestigious awards for science fiction and horror ranks with the best the genre has to offer... The children are well drawn and affecting in their bravery. "Library Journal"

Skilled writer par excellence Dan Simmons takes a subject straight from Stephen King land and runs with it Simmons keeps the tension high. "Locus"

One of the best supernatural chillers in years "Summer of Night" promises to mark the dawn of a great horror novelist. "Flint Journal"

Lots of frights in the Night' The kind of story that has readers locking doors and checking under their own beds even as the characters in the book go through their own nightly ritual. "Ocala Star-Banner"

For those of us to whom good writing is everything, the name Dan Simmons bears great weight. "Harlan Ellison"

Simmons is not only good, he's versatile. "Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine"

A compelling writer. "F. Paul Wilson, author of The Keep""

Simmons writes like a hot-rodding angel, loading his American nightmare with scares, suspense, and a sweet, surprising nostalgia. One of those rare must-read books, I am in awe of Dan Simmons. Stephen King

It stands with the best of King and Straub in the traditional modern horror genre. Seattle Post Intelligencer

Impressive...combines beautiful writing and suspense into a book for which Dan Simmons deserves the bestseller status of King and Koontz. Denver Post

An outstandingly eerie and truly horrifying tale, a page-turner of the first order. Dallas Times-Herald

One can only wonder what Simmons will do next, now that he's shown us he can do everything the best writers in horror and science fiction can do. Philadelphia Inquirer

If you like Stephen King's It and The Body, you will be enthralled by Summer of Night. Rocky Mountain News

Blood-freezing scenarios the true source of Simmons' terrifying vision lies in his uncanny ability to tap into that primal dread that every child knows and every adult denies; the monster under the bed, the darkness in the closet, the not-quite-human face at the window If you are easily frightened, don't buy this book. Los Angeles Daily News

A superior read in the genre. Kirkus Reviews

An outstandingly eerie horror story about a group of Midwestern boys stalked by an ancient evil. Publishers Weekly

Simmons, winner of several prestigious awards for science fiction and horror ranks with the best the genre has to offer... The children are well drawn and affecting in their bravery. Library Journal

Skilled writer par excellence Dan Simmons takes a subject straight from Stephen King land and runs with it Simmons keeps the tension high. Locus

One of the best supernatural chillers in years Summer of Night promises to mark the dawn of a great horror novelist. Flint Journal

Lots of frights in the Night' The kind of story that has readers locking doors and checking under their own beds even as the characters in the book go through their own nightly ritual. Ocala Star-Banner

For those of us to whom good writing is everything, the name Dan Simmons bears great weight. Harlan Ellison

Simmons is not only good, he's versatile. Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

A compelling writer. F. Paul Wilson, author of The Keep

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"Simmons writes like a hot-rodding angel, loading his American nightmare with scares, suspense, and a sweet, surprising nostalgia. One of those rare must-read books, I am in awe of Dan Simmons." --Stephen King

"It stands with the best of King and Straub in the traditional modern horror genre." --Seattle Post Intelligencer

"Impressive...combines beautiful writing and suspense into a book for which Dan Simmons deserves the bestseller status of King and Koontz." --Denver Post

"An outstandingly eerie and truly horrifying tale, a page-turner of the first order." --Dallas Times-Herald

"One can only wonder what Simmons will do next, now that he's shown us he can do everything the best writers in horror and science fiction can do." --Philadelphia Inquirer

"If you like Stephen King's It and The Body, you will be enthralled by Summer of Night." --Rocky Mountain News

"Blood-freezing scenarios... the true source of Simmons' terrifying vision lies in his uncanny ability to tap into that primal dread that every child knows and every adult denies; the monster under the bed, the darkness in the closet, the not-quite-human face at the window... If you are easily frightened, don't buy this book." --Los Angeles Daily News

"A superior read in the genre." --Kirkus Reviews

"An outstandingly eerie horror story about a group of Midwestern boys stalked by an ancient evil." --Publishers Weekly

"Simmons, winner of several prestigious awards for science fiction and horror ranks with the best the genre has to offer... The children are well drawn and affecting in their bravery." --Library Journal

"Skilled writer par excellence Dan Simmons takes a subject straight from Stephen King land and runs with it... Simmons keeps the tension high." --Locus

"One of the best supernatural chillers in years... Summer of Night promises to mark the dawn of a great horror novelist." --Flint Journal

"Lots of frights in the 'Night'... The kind of story that has readers locking doors and checking under their own beds even as the characters in the book go through their own nightly ritual." --Ocala Star-Banner

"For those of us to whom good writing is everything, the name Dan Simmons bears great weight." --Harlan Ellison

"Simmons is not only good, he's versatile." --Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

"A compelling writer." --F. Paul Wilson, author of The Keep

About the Author:

Dan Simmons, a former teacher and director of programmes for gifted children, now writes full time.He lives with his wife and daughter in Colorado. He has always been interested in writing, composing his first short stories at the age of nine. Since then he has been co-winner of the first TWILIGHT ZONE MAGAZINE short story contest, winner of the Rod Serling Memorial Award and the winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel with SONG OF KALI. Dan Simmons' internationally acclaimed HYPERION won the 1990 Hugo Award and Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

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