Fires of Eden

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Fires of Eden
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Hardcover edition
Author Dan Simmons
Country United States
Language English
Subject History and mythology of Hawaii
Genre Fiction
Publisher Putnam Publishing Group
Publication date
October 27, 1994
Media type Print
Pages 399 pp. (hardcover)
ISBN 978-0399139222

Fires of Eden, a book by Dan Simmons, centres on the history and mythology of Hawaii, the moral and ethical issues of the United States occupation of Hawaii, and various other issues.[1]


Fires of Eden takes place around the adventures of two different generations, a woman and her niece. The aunt's story is told as a series of journal entries, said journal being in her niece's possession. The book also uses as a main character Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. Additionally, this novel features two characters from Simmons's "Summer of Night" novel: Cordie Cook and Mike O Rourke, with the latter having only a "bit part" near the end.


  1. ^ "Fires of Eden by Dan Simmons". Retrieved 2014-10-20.