The Fall of Hyperion

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Random House Worlds, Feb 2, 2011 - Fiction - 528 pages
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“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.

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“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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User Review  - bdgamer - LibraryThing

I thought Hyperion was grand, but having read the sequel, it feels more like a short story with tunnel vision. Fall of Hyperion is a truly epic space opera, filled to the brim with grand ideas and an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing

I surprised myself by starting this as I was underwhelmed by Cantos #1. However while #1 felt dated and stale and far, far too long, I really enjoyed this one. Brilliant space opera - and unlike #1 ... Read full review


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Dan Simmons, a full-time public school teacher until 1987, is one of the few writers who consistently work across genres, producing novels described as science fiction, horror, fantasy, and mainstream fiction, while winning major awards in all these fields. His first novel, Song of Kali, won the World Fantasy Award; his first science fiction novel, Hyperion, won the Hugo Award. His other novels and short fiction have been honored with numerous awards, including nine Locus Awards, four Bram Stoker Awards, the French Prix Cosmos 2000, the British SF Association Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. In 1995, Wabash College presented Simmons with an honorary doctorate in humane letters for his work in fiction and education. He lives in Colorado along the Front Range of the Rockies.

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