Hyperion

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Bantam Books, 1990 - Fiction - 481 pages
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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.  

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User Review  - longhorndaniel - LibraryThing

really enjoyed the stories that tied everyone together and the build up of most of the characters was excedllent; hated the way it ended; i mean come on; just make one big ass book instead of splitting it to make more money!!; hare publishers greed!!!!!! Read full review

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User Review  - Phrim - LibraryThing

Hyperion is a series of stories roughly based around the structure of the Canterbury Tales. In the frame narrative, there are seven characters who have been enlisted to embark on a pilgrimage to the ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Science fiction writer Dan Simmons was born in East Peoria, Illinois in 1948. He graduated from Wabash College in 1970 and received an M. A. from Washington University the following year. Simmons was an elementary school teacher and worked in the education field for a decade, including working to develop a gifted education program. His first successful short story was won a contest and was published in 1982. His first novel, Song of Kali, won a World Fantasy Award, and Simmons has also won a Theodore Sturgeon Award for short fiction, four Bram Stoker Awards, and eight Locus Awards. He is also the author of the Hyperion series, and Simmons and his work have been compared to Herbert's Dune and Asimov's Foundation series.

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