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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.
On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, therewaits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. Thereare those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. Inthe Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backwardthrough time, the Shrike waits for them all. On the eve of Armageddon, withthe entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage toHyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Eachcarries a desperate hope--and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate ofhumanity in his hands.
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Others have adequately described the book. All I can add is how intriguing the universe described in this book is. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mark C. Hillard
An absolute masterpiece, bar none.
Simmons' descriptions are gloriously rendered, the characters are all unique and interesting, and the systems that support the world... Read more
With all the extremely high ratings for Hyperion, I was expecting something really special and felt really let down when I didn't get it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by K
This book was very different than the usual science fiction that I have read. I enjoyed it and look forward reading the next in the series.Published 14 months ago by Gale/S
Not sure why this deserved a Hugo award. The book has some excellent ideas but overall was disjointed and lacked cohesion. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Steve
I am blown away. Dan Simmons doesn't world-build - he created a universe. Even though this is only a half story, I would still give it 6 out of 5 stars. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rose
Wow, just wow!!
This is truly a masterpiece of science fiction. Incredibly creative, astonishingly well written and a totally gripping and awesomely f***ed up story! Read more
Thanks again for the great price and service, guys. Everything was on time and in perfect order. Everything was first class! Love that series by Herbert. Now, it's complete!Published on April 20 2013 by Luc Durocher
Hyperion by Dan Simmons was this months selection by my in person bookclub.
In a far future time on a very distant planet, seven travellers are trying to determine why... Read more