Phases of Gravity

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Headline, 1990 - 344 pages
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Ex-astronaut who once walked on the moon meets a mysterious woman who leads him on a journey to the p̀laces of power' in his own past; fantasy.

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User Review  - RobertDay - LibraryThing

In the 1950s or early 1960s, this would have been science fiction. Now, it's "merely" a rather moving novel about an astronaut coming to terms with his changing life after the Apollo programme was cancelled. I was captivated. Read full review

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User Review  - kforeman - LibraryThing

Moving novel about a former astronaut who tries to reconnect with his son and find his place after what he feels was an early peak in life. Not really science fiction or fantasy, but more a humanitarian and metaphysical novel about life. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Science fiction writer Dan Simmons was born in East Peoria, Illinois in 1948. He graduated from Wabash College in 1970 and received an M. A. from Washington University the following year. Simmons was an elementary school teacher and worked in the education field for a decade, including working to develop a gifted education program. His first successful short story was won a contest and was published in 1982. His first novel, Song of Kali, won a World Fantasy Award, and Simmons has also won a Theodore Sturgeon Award for short fiction, four Bram Stoker Awards, and eight Locus Awards. He is also the author of the Hyperion series, and Simmons and his work have been compared to Herbert's Dune and Asimov's Foundation series.

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