The Fall Of Hyperion by Dan SimmonsThe Fall Of Hyperion by Dan Simmons

The Fall Of Hyperion

byDan Simmons

Mass Market Paperback | November 1, 1995

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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.
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 f...
Title:The Fall Of HyperionFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 6.84 × 4.15 × 1.09 inPublished:November 1, 1995Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0553288202

ISBN - 13:9780553288209

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent sequel Great sequel to Hyperion, the change in style makes for a different read. Excellent story overall and great ending.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant Sequel On par with the original. This should be seen as a direct continuation of "Hyperion" and not a knock-off of any kind. The prose is exemplary and Simmons' creativity is the best I've ever seen in sci-fi literature. Horror; science fiction: Simmons can do it all!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simmons The greay sequel to Hyperion lives up to the original.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feast of imagination This story is a worthy successor to Hyperion. it is nothing less than a vision of the future of humanity, but it has plenty of fun along the way. Enjoy the ride.
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! Some of the best books that I've evr read have been in the Hyperion Cantos. Simmons has become my favorite author!
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from If only... The Fall of Hyperion is a sequel. I swear. It says so right there on the cover of my mass market paperback, right above the cheesy artist’s rendering of Sol Weintraub presenting Rachel to a rather unimpressive Shrike. But I’ll tell you, it sure doesn’t feel like a sequel. It feels more like the first book, the main book, and it makes Hyperion feel like a prequel -- a superior prequel, but a prequel nonetheless. And I really wish I had read The Fall of Hyperion before I read its predecessor. I think I would have liked it more. I did like it, though, despite my negative tone. I even loved some parts of it. The political machinations of Meina Gladstone, the in-fighting between the AIs (Stables, Volatiles and Ultimates), the early battles of Kassad and Moneta, the conversations with Ummon, all of these elements were fascinating, and the radical excision of the Core from all human affairs and the subsequent cost of victory blew my mind. In fact, this latter element may have been my favourite moment in either of the first two installments of Simmons' Cantos. But these elements don't entirely mitigate my disappointment. I loved the characters from the first book; those who made the Pilgrimage to the Shrike had background stories so rich in detail, emotion, thrills, you name it, that their shift to banal plot devices, players present only to move the action along, disappointed me deeply. I don't think I'd feel that way, though, if I'd met them in The Fall of Hyperion first. If Simmons had dropped me into the middle of the war between the Hegemony, the Ousters and the Core, if he'd thrown me into the midst of the Time Tombs, if he'd introduced me to the Shrike and the Keats persona and the Pilgrims -- without the baggage of what got them there -- I think I would have cruised through The Fall of Hyperion and loved it with fervor. Then I would have hungered to go back and find out what brought the Pilgrims to Hyperion, and I would have been thrilled by a prequel that was even better than the original. Sadly, there's no going back now. But if you are someone who's planning to read these books for the first time I beg you to ignore the official order and start with The Fall of Hyperion instead. I am convinced you'll get more out of it if you've got nothing to compare it to and a healthy sense of wonder and confusion about what you are reading. I'm really not sure I should continue reading the Cantos, but the temptation of finally understanding the purpose of the Shrike may be too tantalizing to ignore.
Date published: 2009-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad Better than the first book in this series.
Date published: 1999-05-03

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In the continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, the far future is 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. Reissue

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