Ilium by Dan SimmonsIlium by Dan Simmons

Ilium

byDan Simmons

Mass Market Paperback | June 28, 2005

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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.

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...
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Title:IliumFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.5 inPublished:June 28, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0380817926

ISBN - 13:9780380817924

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from epic this book is a weird and sometimes confusing mix of literary genre and classical work.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simmons When you mix literary characters with space and robots, you get Ilium by Dan Simmons
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor effort I literally struggled to finish this book. After his success with Hyperion, I honestly thought Dan Simmons would somehow manage to inject life into Ilium before its conclusion. Sadly, I was disappointed and refuse to read the sequel (Olympos) that had been gifted to me. The writing style was strong, but came off as lazy at the same time. With much of the story's foundation borrowed from previous works (hence already done for him), you would think Simmons would go beyond simple violence and images of war to prop his book up. I can't picture the sequel improving on any of these aspects. A definite bust!
Date published: 2008-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read, with a nice twist on Homer's classic I thought that this book put an interesting spin on the Iliad. The three seemingly separate storylines that are actually intertwined kept my interest throughout the book. I found that the mythology mixed with futuristic technology to be fascinating. This presentation on the future evolution of mankind was remarkable. This is the first Dan Simmons book that I have read but it definitely will not be the last.
Date published: 2008-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! Brilliantly takes the story from Homer's Illiad, slaps it into the future, gives it a sci-fi twist. It's beautiful, it's large, and written very well. I couldn't put it down! One of those books that surprises you by how involved you find yourself in the story. I found myself thinking about the story all the time and I couldn't wait to get home to pick it up and read what happens next. The best part....there is a sequel. A wonderful mix of future technology and Greek mythology. This book made me a fan of Dan Simmons work and I have since picked up a number of his other novels.
Date published: 2008-01-11

Editorial Reviews

“[Ilium] will leave most readers waiting breathlessly for the next installment...utterly addictive.”