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    [EPUB] ✼ The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) ✿ Ellen A. Easton – 9facts.co.uk love and obsession from a master of the genre the Hugo Award winning author of Children of the Night Here is a riveting collection of novellas exploring the fascinating relationship between eroticism and horror In his most ambitious work ever ➽ [Download] ✤ The Light Over London By Julia Kelly ➲ – 9facts.co.uk Simmons reveals the exquisite conjunction of love and death that will keep readers awake and reading all night "/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 354 pages
  • Lovedeath
  • Dan Simmons
  • English
  • 19 May 2017
  • 0446600776

10 thoughts on “Lovedeath

  1. Rade Rade says:

    Not sure what I was expecting, but this collection of five novellas was ultimately a bit of a let down Many people will disagree but I just did not like the stories as much as I should have WARNING These stories besides 1st one are all heavily reliant on sex and sexual themes, some over the top crazy scenes that made me almost skip them I do not like stories that think sex, although normal part of life, are needed to make it great To me, it is a cheap shot and a cliche way of keeping your Not sure what I was expecting, but this collection of five novellas was ultimately a bit of a let down Many people will disagree but I just did not like the stories as much as I should have WARNING These stories besides 1st one are all heavily reliant on sex and sexual themes, some over the top crazy scenes that made me almost skip them I do not like stories that think sex, although normal part of life, are needed to make it great To me, it is a cheap shot and a cliche way of keeping your audience interested in your writing Entropy s Bed at Midnight was a touching story about a man having a great day out with his daughter and reminiscing of his work and how humans can be careless as well as fragile It is a nice story but the ending trailed off so you re left with a Huh That s it kind of a face Dying in Bangkok This one is probably my favorite one of the bunch It follows a man who is looking for a world s greatest pleasure and ends up experiencing something that only the most privileged of us might find Let s just say that this story goes way beyond normal male ejaculation It has a man shooting something other than semen and or urine out of his penis Quite unnerving, especially for guys, unless you would be into that kind of thing, thanpower to you This story has some overly graphic sexual scenes I ve ever read, borderline pornographic material erotica Sleeping with Teeth Women fed up with a misrepresentation of his people, an old Sioux man tells a story of a kid who goes on a vision, sees a time when his people will be hunted, and ends in batshit crazy way Not sure what I was hoping to get out of this story, but it sure wasn t what I end up getting Flashback One of my least favorites of the stories This one focuses on few characters some are living in the past and can t move on, some are looking for ways to commit crime and flash back to it to experience ultimate arousal, and they all ultimately end up being too political and quite predictable The constant reference to Spanish or Spanic as it is referred in the book girl rape was very uncomfortable and only the sickest of fucks would find the reliving of such an event through flashback as something interesting and exciting The Great Lover I did not get into this one much as it failed to be entertaining It is the last one of the bunch, over 100 pages long, and loved by many people who reviewed this book, but not my type of story Overall a solid set of novellas that dare to be different These are all well written stories but my enjoyment level was not as high as some of the other reviewers


  2. Scott Rhee Scott Rhee says:

    In Lovedeath , Dan Simmons gives us five novellas that range from unrelentingly horrifying to heart warmingly romantic, and sometimes they manage to be both It is a strange, beautiful, satisfying overlapping of Eros and Necros that could only emanate from the mind of one of the best writers working in any genre today Dying in Bangkok is the story of a man s erotic journey to find and recapture something he lost during the Vietnam War his soul Sleeping with Teeth Women is a humorous camp In Lovedeath , Dan Simmons gives us five novellas that range from unrelentingly horrifying to heart warmingly romantic, and sometimes they manage to be both It is a strange, beautiful, satisfying overlapping of Eros and Necros that could only emanate from the mind of one of the best writers working in any genre today Dying in Bangkok is the story of a man s erotic journey to find and recapture something he lost during the Vietnam War his soul Sleeping with Teeth Women is a humorous campfire tale told by an old Native American grandfather, angry at how his people have been romanticized in crappy Hollywood films like Dances With Wolves and ready to set the record straight with a disturbing true story of his noble ancestors The book s best story, The Great Lover , is an excerpted account from poet Richard Edward Harrison III s war time diary The young Harrison recounts, in graphic detail, the battles he miraculously survived in France during the First World War and the hauntingly beautiful and mysterious Lady in White that would come to him at night to make passionate love with him and disappear before morning Is she a ghost A vampire Or something beyond time and space All five of the novellas in this book are fantastic Published in 1993, this book is currently out of print, so if you find a copy of it at a second hand bookstore, grab it up


  3. Herman Herman says:

    A collection of five short stories, in my opinion two of which are brilliant and the others are good but not as outstanding as Sleeping with Teeth women and The Great Lover So I enjoyed this especially now that I have read a few of Dan Simmons books and are starting to see his obsessions for certain themes, such as War, Native Americans and Spiritual passion, being just the most noticeable He wrote the best Native American short story I ve read and since I am going to add this to my Native A collection of five short stories, in my opinion two of which are brilliant and the others are good but not as outstanding as Sleeping with Teeth women and The Great Lover So I enjoyed this especially now that I have read a few of Dan Simmons books and are starting to see his obsessions for certain themes, such as War, Native Americans and Spiritual passion, being just the most noticeable He wrote the best Native American short story I ve read and since I am going to add this to my Native American shelf because of Sleeping with Teeth women that will be my seventy second book of that subject so when I say this is the best short story you can believe I know a little bit about this topic Approximately 1820 s timeframe from the Lakota point of view this is a vision quest type of story very similar in tone to the 2003 movie Dreamkeepers, I was rather impressed with the story but Dan Simmons did a similarly fine job with a native story in his book Black Hills, as well as his treatment of northern Canadian tribes, in his book the Terror I would describe his approach as a reverse apple, Apple a term used as a derogative term for natives who arewhite on the inside than their skin would indicate, well Dan Simmons is the opposite of that he s a Indian who lives inside a white man OK so that s was a lame comparison but it s the best I can do unless you can think of something white on the outside but red on the inside Anyway moving on, the last story The Great Lover about World War I and the English poet Edward Rooke and his experience at the battle of the Somme I ve read a number of good writers who have done wonderful stories some based in part about their war experiences Norman Mailer The Naked and the Dead or Harry Harrison The Forever War but Dan Simmons also a Vietnam veteran same as Harry Harrison, and he wrote a powerful descriptive account of trench warfare in The Great Lover best thing I ve read about the great war, as it was called although I can t say I ve read a lot of accounts of that war still it was a very good story overall some enjoyable and interesting stories here also want to mention the near future Sci fi story Flashback was ratheraccurate in description of well present day 2020 reality remember this was published in 1992 than manywell known efforts like William Gibson s Necromancer, anyway Flashback was a good effort it kind of describes cell phone addition written back before we were addicted to our cell phones So give the whole book four stars overall and a promise to myself to read a coupleof Dan Simmons books because he is a really fine writer


  4. Baba Baba says:

    Five solid novellas, one about loss, Entrophy s Bed at Midnight a horror short, Dying in Bankok a wonderful Native American horror short, Sleeping with Teeth Women and a top drawer sci fi short Flashback Then the cream of the crop a dark and brilliant supernatural tale of a poet in the World War I trenches, historical fiction and fantasy mixed at its best The Great Lover 7 out of 12


  5. Invadozer Misothorax Circular-thallus Popewaffensquat Invadozer Misothorax Circular-thallus Popewaffensquat says:

    This fantastic book LOVEDEATH is a collection of short stories all with death as the theme It was like shooting thru a tub of butter with a cannon the way I went thru this bo ok Mostly Fiction.The first story was written like an H Ellison story running back and forth between reminiscences of bizarre insurance claims ha funny deaths and accidents ha , and a guy on a sled with his daughter with some impending doom by the end death oriented book To me it was the weakest of the stories but wr This fantastic book LOVEDEATH is a collection of short stories all with death as the theme It was like shooting thru a tub of butter with a cannon the way I went thru this bo ok Mostly Fiction.The first story was written like an H Ellison story running back and forth between reminiscences of bizarre insurance claims ha funny deaths and accidents ha , and a guy on a sled with his daughter with some impending doom by the end death oriented book To me it was the weakest of the stories but written really well enough to keep me going.The second story is about a horrific encounter with a blow job vampire whose feeding technique makes the stomach turn a blushing red amidst colored lights and cheerleaders in a really fascinating way Vietnam vet goes in for a freak show with his buddy and gets the biggest eyeful of weird this side of C thulhu mating rituals I don t want to give away any of it I m dying to tell ya about it though What a story Sleeping with Teeth Women is a thorough short story based on Souix Indian legend As a reaction to the ever boring Kevin Costner Dances with Wolves movie, this story puts the straight arrow back in the bow instead of the wet noodle A spook story about Lame Badger who needs some teen sex immediately Wanting to be a man, he goes out for a fasting with elders and has his dream vision It s a disturbing dream of sexy women with grinding sex teeth he has to sleep with Endless torture meets him on the way to fulfilling his quest of sleeping with teeth women where he will definitely loose his baby maker Ha Flashback is a drug that lets you relive precious moments of your life Tune in and drop out You re 18 again Kids like to commit crime and flash on them later Ladies love intimate moments of love Men go for the sex Grandpa thinks he s in the secret service with JFK What There s a conspiracy since Japan has made use of this drug punishable by death, America is slacked off on everything economically since the intro of the drug Japan may be supplying the world with it and reaping the benefits of global bank supreme Young Val is getting peer pressure to rape or kill and flash on it with his tough peers Short and fucked this is a great read The closest to sf in the whole book.The last story is a killer The Great Lover has a poet in WWI many poets died in that war apparently stuck in the labrynthian trenches of the battlefield watching extreme scenes of horror every day It s Dante s Inferno Cake with Night of the Living Dead frosting over the entrails Endless horror based on true accounts plague Rook the writer as he puts in his journal the groups of men sent to blow to pieces and rot in puddles while useless arms paw at their over detailed evisceration In the maze of horror generals show up now and then to show how proud they are or upset with the men in losing limbs or lives Like aliens from another world commenting on the price of rice or something having very little to do with the incredibly dire, dire, dire, situations the fighters are in Main writer Rook begins to hallucinate that a woman death wants him to stay with her Gangreen and blood gut covered situations make this the endall of all horror stories A slice of hell served on heads of hundreds of blown to bit bodies I ve never read anythingdisturbingReview was originally posted on sfbook.com


  6. Asmara Malik (TheDoctorReads) Asmara Malik (TheDoctorReads) says:

    Acoherent review later but overall it s not terrible


  7. Yolanda Sfetsos Yolanda Sfetsos says:

    Not feeling it.DNF.


  8. Aaron Aaron says:

    Quite the collection of novellas a few shine brighter than the rest, but all are worth reading, especially for fans of Simmons other fiction He skates around a few genres, though horror is front and centeroften than not Since there s little connective tissue from story to story, other than the central themes of Love and Death, I might as well rate each story on its own merit.Entropy s Bed at Midnight 4 StarsA perfect opening story Others have commented that it goes nowhere and th Quite the collection of novellas a few shine brighter than the rest, but all are worth reading, especially for fans of Simmons other fiction He skates around a few genres, though horror is front and centeroften than not Since there s little connective tissue from story to story, other than the central themes of Love and Death, I might as well rate each story on its own merit.Entropy s Bed at Midnight 4 StarsA perfect opening story Others have commented that it goes nowhere and they seem to miss the point Simmons rides the tension out perfectly, without even offering a release, thankfully His characterization is in top form here, and the fear and pain present in the main character resonate on a deeper level than any of his other characters in this collection.Dying in Bangkok 5 StarsIts easy to see why this won awards Its easily the most gripping story here Simmons, like Clive Barker before him, pulls off something few horror writers can do render the completely absurd and ludicrously implausible stuff of fantasy into something truly unsettling The depth of his creation for such a short story is striking Oddly enough I don t think the execution is perfect, with some of the later revelations feeling a bit off, or even trite, but it doesn t matter This story reads like a steamroller, practically tearing itself off the pages.Sleeping with the Teeth Women 4 1 2 StarsHere Simmons downplays the horror element a bit, and instead takes us along for the spiritual journey of a Lakota boy More than anything, this is a fabulously told coming of age story The early scenes with the protagonist sneaking off to his beloved s tipi are exquisite As the tale progresses, and the scope widens, visions and supernatural beings come into focus and the story takes flight I haven t seen it mentioned anywhere, but this seems to be something of a precursor to Simmons latest novel, Black Hills, which has the same setting and possibly related characters I haven t read it yet, but he seems to have used this story as a catalyst for that much longer work.Flashback 3 StarsThis is the only SF story of the bunch, but it doesn t hit quite as hard as I d want, though it has some compelling ideas Obviously the future he was channeling feels a bit dated, what with the early 90 s buzz of virtual reality filling nearly every frame, but that can t be helped really The titular drug reminds one of the film Strange Days, a wonder if James Cameron who wrote the script for director Kathryn Bigelow perchance had a copy of this lying around The depth of creation is here, but the writing and characters don t hammer it home Several bits are overexplained, the grandfather s flashbacks feel tiresome by the third revisit of manyand the most satisfying part for me, was how incredibly depressing and unsatisfying the ending was, if that makes any sense Probably not, ha.The Great Lover 3 1 2 StarsAh, the big one Its readily apparent Simmons fell in love with the source material, and his vision of concocting some overarching poetic statement about the Great War, and he comes close to nailing it Unfortunately, this bit felt overlong, and not completely justified in its excess Essentially what he did was to roll a bunch of WW I poets into one character, and throw him into the thick of the shit and then proceed to describe every ounce of said shit in all its excretory glory Much of the imagery is striking, but it numbs after a while, which parallels the experience of the character, so its surely intentional, but still The ambition is impressive, as the amount of research involved is clear there are footnotes explaining the origins of the included poems and histories of the individual poets , and the charm of such an undertaking rubs off on you as you get deeper into the story The ultimate revelation about the supernatural element to this story actually came as just that, a Revelation, and by the end of the 100 plus pages, there did seem to be a valid bit of redemption for all that came before A solid, if flawed story, but one worth reading nonetheless apologies for typos redundancies present in the above, don t have time to edit, cheers


  9. Kristen Kristen says:

    This book is touted as a Scattershot of writing and the reader is Guaranteed to find at least one novella that they will love the problem with such a scattershot approach is that with people s varying tastes, odds are that they will only Love one or maybe two of the stories rather than all or even most of them The first story in the book is Entropy s Bed at Midnight 38 or so pages of a panicky father s musings on life and death as his paranoia about his daughter s safety hamper s his This book is touted as a Scattershot of writing and the reader is Guaranteed to find at least one novella that they will love the problem with such a scattershot approach is that with people s varying tastes, odds are that they will only Love one or maybe two of the stories rather than all or even most of them The first story in the book is Entropy s Bed at Midnight 38 or so pages of a panicky father s musings on life and death as his paranoia about his daughter s safety hamper s his life This story was extremely well written but never really went anywhere Still I won t say that I didn t enjoy it, it was rather interesting to read about The Second is Dying in Bangkok probably the most controversial of the stories in this collection yes what the other reviewers have said is true, this story has some extremely explicit sexual scenes that seem to go on and on and on The story does actually go somewhere, so if you can stomach the almost pornographic level of sex described in the story, it actually turns out pretty good in the end Sleeping with Teeth Women was strange The tale of a Native American boy who is extremely horny, wants to marry the pretty young maiden in the tribe, but ends up on a vision quest instead in the hopes that he would save all of their people This tale had a lot of potential but wandered all over the place as if Simmons was never 100% sure where he intended to go with it It was well written but meandered about to the point of losing the reader s interest Flashback wasof a Sci Fi story about a drug appropriately called Flashback that people are addicted to The drug allows them to relive their memories and stars causing chaos throughout society It reminded me somewhat of Strange Days though not as interesting I had a hard time getting through this story I guess I just really can t get into Sci Fi Sorry The Great Lover the final and longest story in the bookof a war story told through the journal of a great poet Though this was the best researched and educational of the stories in the book, but it failed to hold my attention I don t know why, but I just couldn t get into it On the whole, all of the stories are very well written they are just so different in their topics and styles that odds are very few people will either love or loath all of them I personally enjoyed the first three and had a hard time with the last two my friend liked the last three and hated the first two Either way if you find a copy of this, odds are you will find something you like and something that really isn t your style I don t find this is indicative of all of Simmons work, which I generally enjoy His short stories really seem very hit and miss


  10. Sarah Sarah says:

    Trigger Warnings General Warnings Rape, violence against women, misogyny This was NOT the book for me I did not like a single story Some of them had some interesting ideas but I found the whole of this book peak misogynist I can t recall reading a book as misogynist as this one The title and introduction are misleading there is no love here, only violence Rape abounds, and it is not treated with respect or gravity I tried so hard to power through these stories even though I hated them an Trigger Warnings General Warnings Rape, violence against women, misogyny This was NOT the book for me I did not like a single story Some of them had some interesting ideas but I found the whole of this book peak misogynist I can t recall reading a book as misogynist as this one The title and introduction are misleading there is no love here, only violence Rape abounds, and it is not treated with respect or gravity I tried so hard to power through these stories even though I hated them and it took me so long to get through even one story alas, I could not make it through the final story I cannot think of aboring plot than a WWI solider who writes poetry It s weird that it was the boredom and not the violent misogyny that finally got to me, but there you have it I am not this book s audience and I do not recommend this to anyone, especially womenspecifically, feminists view spoiler Entropy s Bed at Midnight A father reflects on strange cases relating to his career in insurance, the accidental death of his son, and anxiety over his daughter s safety In the present, he takes his daughter on a trip and she ends up wanting to go down a large slide that s a tourist attraction The trip down the slide is sort of symbolic for his fears over her safety and he learns to let go because death can happen to anyone, at any time, for any reason, no matter what you do The protagonist was super annoying I was especially irritated in the scene where he s going on about how pretentious the college professors are, meanwhile he is being pretentious and refuses to acknowledge that he is wrong about a Shakespeare quote Like he is seriously complaining about other people doing exactly what he s doing Very annoying I did think the strange insurance cases were interesting and I liked the theme at the end of letting go of his anxiety because if his daughter is going to die, she s going to die, no matter what he does Not in a bad way, like sure whatever let her jump off a cliff kind of thing, but as in not worrying about the day to day because you can t control life and death Dying in Bangkok Two soldiers during the Vietnam war go to a sex district in Bangkok, rape some women oh excuse me, I mean coerce vulnerable women into sex using money , then naturally needviolence to build off of that so the friend hooks them up with a private show where a woman with a super long tongue gives a guy a blowjob where she sucks his blood out The friend can t stop thinking about it, goes back and pays to get the blowjob He s surprised when he dies The protagonist vows revenge and saves up money all his life so that he can murder the woman and her daughter, who has similar abilities He s a closeted gay and gets HIV, which he figures is the best way to get revenge against the women He pays his way back and tricks them into sucking his HIV blood This was so disgustingly misogynist, I seriously wish I had acted on my first inclination and quit reading this book before I got to this story I mean this story is just pure violence A pointless war, murder justified by a corrupt government, American men raping foreign women taking advantage of vulnerable women by trading essentials for sex is rape, the power dynamic is skewed on multiple levels here it s disgusting , men needing to take the next level of sexual violence, then of course, revenge against women who didn t do anything they weren t paid to do again, skewed power dynamic, they did not have the power in the situation and the guy knew exactly what was going to happen by infecting them with an STD I mean just wow This is a violent, misogynist shit fest Sleeping with Teeth Women A Native American man tells the story of his great x grandfather, who was super lazy in his tribe until he wanted to get laid, then made up a story about seeing a vision, gets pressured into trying out for a role as the tribe holy man or whatever, actually ends up being a legitimate holy man He has to go on a quest where he must pick between three women to have sex with, two of which have vaginas with teeth that will kill him He picks right and gets a wife It s like Simmons wrote Dying in Bangkok and went, You know, there just isn t enough misogyny yet This is full of it First, our wonderful protagonist is a lazy good for nothing who doesn t do anything around the village until he starts getting horny Then he stalks this girl he s attracted to and sneaks into her tent at night to rape her On his journey, he meets a woman in another village who is married to this guy who has multiple wives and sometimes just randomly decides they re cheating on him and cuts off their noses she s the only one with her nose because she lives in constant fear and makes sure she is never, ever alone with a man Then of course, the climax, where the protagonist meets the three women he s supposed to figure out which to have sex with He picks the ugly one, but oh, actually she s not ugly at all She transforms into a beautiful woman And she will be his wife A nice little woman prize for him Oh and what s MORE, in order to have sex with her he pries out all the teeth from her vagina I mean I can t really think of astraightforward symbolism Break down the woman, remove everything you don t like about her that inconveniences you or that you find threatening, mutilate her for sex because if you can t have sex with her what good is she, amiright 100% nope Flashback During Reagan s presidency, the US was flooded with a drug called flashback that lets its user relive a past happy memory So everyone in the US is doped up on this all the time and people barely show up to work any The story centers on a family, a mother, son, and grandfather They all use the drug the mom works but uses it to cope, a pretty typical working class situation the grandfather starts using it after his wife dies and strangely the memory he always relives is him failing to save president Kennedy from being assassinated, even though he was never there and in fact was only a teenager when it happened and the rapist son, who runs around with a gang of boys and does terrible things to people in order to get a great memory to flashback on Eventually the kid dies, the grandfather gets a heart attack trying to stop the kid from murdering someone, and the mother is left alone with her crappy life And lo, Dan Simmons declared I have plenty of misogyny, but there MUST berape Seriously this one was excruciating to get through The other stories were at least interesting but this one was so unbearably boring and dragging I also hated it every time we were forced to sit through Val s perspective, because I literally do not give a shit about this rapist pile of feces Yeah, there s rape, and what s worse is it s just casually mentioned like a minor bad thing this kid does It is not treated with any gravity or respect whatsoever But what do you expect from a male author I also cannot relate at all to wanting a drug like flashback it s definitelyof a boomer thing The Great Lover This is where I stopped This one is about a guy in WWI who writes poems I honestly cannot think of aboring pair of subjects And this one is LONGER than the others I could not do it I read through the rest of this crappy book so I could finish it, but I could not get past this wall hide spoiler


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Lovedeath Horror, love and obsession from a master of the genre the Hugo Award winning author of Children of the Night Here is a riveting collection of novellas exploring the fascinating relationship between eroticism and horror In his most ambitious work ever, Simmons reveals the exquisite conjunction of love and death that will keep readers awake and reading all night [EPUB] ✼ The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) ✿ Ellen A. Easton – 9facts.co.uk love and obsession from a master of the genre the Hugo Award winning author of Children of the Night Here is a riveting collection of novellas exploring the fascinating relationship between eroticism and horror In his most ambitious work ever ➽ [Download] ✤ The Light Over London By Julia Kelly ➲ – 9facts.co.uk Simmons reveals the exquisite conjunction of love and death that will keep readers awake and reading all night


About the Author: Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons grew up in various cities and small towns in the Midwest, including Brimfield, Illinois, which was the source of his fictional Elm Haven in 1991 s SUMMER OF NIGHT and 2002 s A WINTER HAUNTING Dan received a B.A in English from Wabash College in 1970, winning a national Phi Beta Kappa Award during his senior year for excellence in fiction, journalism and art Dan received his Masters in Education from Washington University in St Louis in 1971 He then worked in elementary education for 18 years 2 years in Missouri, 2 years in Buffalo, New York one year as a specially trained BOCES resource teacher and another as a sixth grade teacher and 14 years in Colorado ABOUT DAN Biographic Sketch His last four years in teaching were spent creating, coordinating, and teaching in APEX, an extensive gifted talented program serving 19 elementary schools and some 15,000 potential students During his years of teaching, he won awards from the Colorado Education Association and was a finalist for the Colorado Teacher of the Year He also worked as a national language arts consultant, sharing his own Writing Well curriculum which he had created for his own classroom Eleven and twelve year old students in Simmons regular 6th grade class averaged junior year in high school writing ability according to annual standardized and holistic writing assessments Whenever someone says writing can t be taught, Dan begs to differ and has the track record to prove it Since becoming a full time writer, Dan likes to visit college writing classes, has taught in New Hampshire s Odyssey writing program for adults, and is considering hosting his own Windwalker Writers Workshop.Dan s first published story appeared on Feb 15, 1982, the day his daughter, Jane Kathryn, was born He s always attributed that coincidence to helping in keeping things in perspective when it comes to the relative importance of writing and life Dan has been a full time writer since 1987 and lives along the Front Range of Colorado in the same town where he taught for 14 years with his wife, Karen, his daughter, Jane, when she s home from Hamilton College and their Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Fergie He does much of his writing at Windwalker their mountain property and cabin at 8,400 feet of altitude at the base of the Continental Divide, just south of Rocky Mountain National Park An 8 ft tall sculpture of the Shrike a thorned and frightening character from the four Hyperion Endymion novels was sculpted by an ex student and friend, Clee Richeson, and the sculpture now stands guard near the isolated cabin.