Ilium

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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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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. Its a shameless tribute to Shakespeare, set in the far distant future of Earth with Greek mythology thrown in! Complex, puzzling and fascinating all at once. Great characters and great setting. SciFi at its best. Read full review

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User Review  - wweisser - LibraryThing

This book is entertaining but unfortunately leaves almost nothing resolved. The entire book is a prelude to a war, but by the end we don't even know who most of the combatants in the war really are ... 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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