Ilium (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 752 pages
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The Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars -- observed and influenced from on high by Zeus and his immortal family -- and twenty-first-century professor Thomas Hockenberry is there to play a role in the insidious private wars of vengeful gods and goddesses. On Earth, a small band of the few remaining humans pursues a lost past and devastating truth -- as four sentient machines depart from Jovian space to investigate, perhaps terminate, the potentially catastrophic emissions emanating from a mountaintop miles above the terraformed surface of the Red Planet.

  

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Gifted story telling. - Goodreads
And the ending was very dissatisfying. - Goodreads
This book was well researched and well written. - Goodreads
Very interesting premise and setup. - Goodreads
The biggest problem with Ilium is that of pacing. - Goodreads
A book should not be hard to read. - Goodreads

Review: Ilium (Ilium #1)

User Review  - Molly - Goodreads

The plot summary of this book was so ridiculous that I couldn't help but read it, just to figure out why such a crazy scenario exists. Well, I made it through the whole thing and I still don't ... Read full review

Review: Ilium (Ilium #1)

User Review  - Heath - Goodreads

Warning - some spoilers in here. I read this book as I had thoroughly enjoyed the author's short story in the 'Songs of the Dying Earth' compilation, and also as it is one of the few fiction stories ... Read full review

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Dan Simmons is the Hugo Award-winning author of Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion, and their sequels, Endymion and The Rise of Endymion. He has written the critically acclaimed suspense novels Darwin's Blade and The Crook Factory, as well as other highly respected works, including Summer of Night and its sequel A Winter Haunting, Song of Kali, Carrion Comfort, and Worlds Enough & Time. Simmons makes his home in Colorado.

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