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The Fall of Hyperion

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Author(s): Dan Simmons
Format: Book › Mass Market Paperback all formats
Published: 11-01-1995
ISBN: 9780553288209
Pages: 528
Publisher: Spectra
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Hyperion, short for Hyperion Cantos, is a four-part Science Fiction series by Dan Simmons. It is for us the most thorough and intellectual of all the books we at BooksToRead have read in the genre. It is a true masterpiece with many different storylines, an enormous poetic imagination and tension, and sometimes the sweetest emotion. Together with the characters of the book you are going on a real journey through different planets and worlds in a highly original universe. That sense of wonder and exploration you can find in these books,we haven't experienced in any other book that way. Some of the landscapes and images in the book will remain forever in your memory. A fantastic series with a fantastic ending, we are sure we can recommend to almost any reader. In addition to being the best Science Fiction book ever, Hyperion also is literature of a very high level.

And no, you don't have to be a Keats enthusiast or have read The Canterbury Tales to enjoy this series, even if some critics might want to argue that point. For the average reader the numerous literary references might be a possible obstacle, but honestly, you don't have to recognize them all to fully appreciate this series. Other interesting and similar books of Dan Simmons are The Terror and Ilium.

The four books in the excellent Hyperion Cantos series by Dan Simmons are: Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion and The Rise of Endymion.

Book description

“State of the art science fiction . . . a landmark novel.”—Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

Now, in the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing—nothing anywhere in the universe—will ever be the same.

Praise for The Fall of Hyperion

“One of the finest SF novels published in the past few years.”Science Fiction Eye 

“A magnificently original blend of themes and styles.”The Denver Post

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The stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion. On the world of Hyperion the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing--nothing anywhere in the universe--will ever be the same.

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