Children of the Night


  • Title: Children of the Night
  • Author: Dan Simmons
  • Year: 1992
  • Type: Novel
  • Series: Dale Stewart/Mike O'Rourke
  • Number in series: 2


Kate Neuman, a world-reknowned hematologist working for the CDC, takes a trip to Romania to help treat some rare blood diseases. While there, she treats an extremely unusual infant found in an orphanage that requires blood transfusions in order to survive. The child becomes the key to a cure for cancer as well as AIDS, but her research is hindered by a certain group of Transylvanians who also have great interest in the child. Mike O'Rourke, one of the children in Summer of Night plays a major adult role in this book.


  • 1993. Children of the Night Locus Poll, Best Horror/Dark Fantasy Novel (Win)
  • 1992. Children of the Night Bram Stoker, Superior Achievement in a Novel (Nomination)



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