Hyperion

Hyperion

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope—and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.

Title:Hyperion
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780553283686
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    Hyperion Reviews

  • Kemper

    Somehow I’ve managed to read a dozen books by Dan Simmons without getting around to Hyperion, one of his most acclaimed works. Frankly, I’ve been scared of it. Simmons has been mashing up horror, ...

  • Lyn

    First of all, let me begin by saying that I really enjoyed reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons. The depth, variety and scope of his imagination is a joy for any science fiction fan. Having said that, ther...

  • Wil Wheaton

    The updates I posted while reading this book pretty much capture how I felt the entire way, so rather than just rewrite them, I'll focus on my overall impression upon finishing Hyperion.It's about the...

  • Kay

    WHAT THE SHRIKE! What in the world did I just read, and why didn't I read it sooner? This book is so superbly written and crafted—it's easily one of the best modern books I've read, one that exce...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    After reading the first chapter in a "try a chapter book tag" a few months ago I'm finally back to reading this.I'm gonna give the audiobook a shot and see how it goes!Update: Audibook is definitely N...

  • Kevin Kelsey

    Posted at Heradas ReviewThis is another one of those classics of SF literature that I have somehow missed reading over the years. Had I been more of an active reader in the nineties, I’m sure I woul...

  • Markus

    Deep in the shady sadness of a vale Far sunken from the healthy breath of morn.Hyperion...Imagine a universe where the Earth has been destroyed and humanity is spread out across hundreds of planets. C...

  • Megan Baxter

    These stories are, individually, mind-blowingly good - in concert, they are little short of breathtaking. This is science fiction at its very best, and its avoidance of simple answers satisfies me dee...

  • Henry Avila

    It's the 28th century through a little accident ( some people do not believe it was), Earth has been destroyed by scientists over 400 years before, the inhabitants have dispersed they struggle in two ...

  • Dan Schwent

    On the eve of interstellar war between the Hegemony of Man and the barbarian Ousters over the fate of Hyperion, seven pilgrims embark on a journey to the Time Tombs and their mysterious protector, The...