Ilium (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 752 pages
436 Reviews

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  - Christian Crowley - Goodreads

I read this as part of my robot-fiction research. As I discovered by the end, this book only is the first half of the story. I'll post my full review in my write-up for the second half, Olympos. Read full review

Review: Ilium (Ilium #1)

User Review  - David Hall - Goodreads

Truly astonishing... this book is truly epic in scope, in just about every sense of the word. Rich and complex and intriguing, with some wonderful literary elements on top of all the well-thought-out science. 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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