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The stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion. 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.
This densely plotted book concludes the futuristic tale begun in Hyperion . Earth has long since been destroyed, and humans now occupy more than 150 worlds linked by the Web, an instantaneous travel system created and operated by artificial intelligences (AIs--self-aware, highly advanced computers). These worlds are about to war with the Ousters, a branch of humanity that has disdained dependency on the AIs. At risk are the planet Hyperion, its mysterious Tombs that travel backward in time, and the Shrike, its god/avatar of pain or retribution. The narrative focuses on the government of the Web and its leader, Meina Gladstone, as observed by Joseph Severn, a cybernetic re-creation of the poet John Keats, and seven Shrike pilgrims, who may affect the war's outcome. Simmons pits good against evil, with the religions of man and those of the machines battling for supremacy. Despite his grand scale, however, he fashions intensely human individuals whom the reader will take to heart.
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Not quite up to the excellence of Hyperion, but a good sequel.Published 8 months ago by B. Johnston
This book was in brand new conditon upon receipt. The text is a little bit small for my liking. Have not read yet.Published on Dec 3 2012 by graham
everyone on this page that has read hyperion will be buying this book regardless after the 100 foot high cliffhanger from the first novel along with all the loose threads so i dont... Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2011 by john
Galaxy-spanning human civilisation the Hegemony is in crisis, facing immanent war with the nomadic Ousters over remote planet Hyperion. Read morePublished on April 12 2007 by A. J. Cull
Read Hyperion first, there is no other way to begin this roller coaster ride through time and space. Read morePublished on July 10 2004 by Michael
This is a must read for anyone who appreciates both fine literature and Science Fiction. No cowboys in space here... Well maybe a little... Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2004 by "godbacon"
I did not understand all of it, but I enjoyed its beauty. Hence, it must be art!Published on Oct. 24 2003 by A. Nahir
The best Sci-Fi ever, the whole series (Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, The Rise of Endymion). Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2003 by Amazon Customer