The band, named after the iconic character in Dan Simmons' classic Hyperion Cantos
series, comprises Jamie Lynn Summerfield on lead vocals and electric violin, The Craw on guitar, Darren Linder on drums and Roya Hellbender on bass.
The fifth Heart | DAN SIMMONS: He may best be known for his Hugo Award-winning science fiction series, the Hyperion Cantos
, but Dan Simmons has also successfully written historical fiction and mysteries, with horror and supernatural elements thrown in (The Terror *** SELECTION Mar/Apr 2007; Drood ***1/2 May/June 2009; Black Hills ***1/2 May/June 2010).
Among their topics are epistemology, cultural negotiation, the black female world of Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis Trilogy, ecology and evolution in Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos
, and political myths and social reality in East German science fiction 1949-89.