Ummmm. I love your books mate, but .....
Hmm...Your name is pretty unique, I'd think you should get a percentage. A quick Google search on your name yields hits that are exclusively you as far down as 20 pages. Around 30 or so you start to see some Daniel Morans. I suppose it could be a random Daniel Keys Moran who just isn't "net famous".
Speaking of showing some love for Daniel Keys Moran, and AI War...Dan, I've shelled out the bucks for everything you've written except The Ring. I would like to continue doing this for AI War, except that you're graciously offering it as a free download.I know, I know. It's a gift to the fans who have been patiently waiting fifteen years for the next installment. But still, it's the principle of the thing: I'll feel better if money changes hands.So, since you don't want the fans to pay you for it, and since some of us fans want to pay you for it----my usual charitable tastes go towards Oxfam, the Free Software Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and buying books for a local elementary school library. If any of these meet with your approval, say the word and I'll bump up my next check to them by $25.
Hi Dan,I'm really bad with this comment stuff but I left you 2 messages already. The last one (today. all of them) was a comment to Feb. 14th Valentines Post. Just says how much of a fan I am and would love to read Terminal Freedom and Devlin's Razor. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org Don't care about how much spam I may get from this because, like I said in the other comment, it's worth any risk to read anything written by you. You rock, brother!!Your fan,Alex Nikolich
hey dan im looking forward to your next book. id like to know what u think of dan simmons hyperion novels.
This is great. You have arrived.
What Rob said. My usuals are Doctors without Borders, International Rescue Comittee, and the ACLU. Take your pick, $25.
Rob, or anyone else -- I'm not anti-getting-paid, just trying to be cautious about putting myself in a position where I disappoint people. Fifteen years is a long time -- I'll try to get a donate button up in the next day or two; I actually went to Paypal and got the code for it.However, if you want to donate to any particular charity in my name, bless you.Any charity mentioned so far is perfectly cool with me. I lean toward EFF and the ACLU myself -- there aren't enough organizations out there supporting freedom of expression -- but that's a minor preference.~~~~~Alex, good to hear from you. I'll write you an email privately tomorrow.~~~~~Anon,Dan Simmons writes the best fucking space opera in the history of SF ... except for Doc Smith. Hyperion is space opera of a high order, plus Big Thoughts, and doesn't embarrass itself anywhere, which space opera + Big Thoughts tends to do.I loved the idea behind his Troy novels -- but not the execution so much. The Hyperion material felt long but not too long; the Troy stuff just felt too long. (Or maybe crammed into too short a time period -- the war against the Gods seems to take a couple of weeks of Achilles and Hector's time, though, as per spec, Odysses gets hosed.)
I love Dan's stuff. Check out "The Terror," for a book that will make you really, really, cold ...That said, he gets the gun stuff wrong -- even after I offered to read it and vet it for him ...
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