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Author: Dan Simmons
On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike.  There are those who worship it.  There are those who fear it.  And there are those who have vowed to destroy it.  In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385263481
ISBN-10: 0385263481
Publication Date: 5/26/1989
Pages: 492
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 7
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thegreatchude avatar reviewed Hyperion on
I really enjoyed this book. I happened across it at an old used bookstore in my hometown in Southern Oregon. I picked it up because the title sounded familiar. I later realized that it was familiar as the name of a Greek god as well as a poem by John Keats.

The book is an intricate tale told through the personal narratives of seven individuals chosen by the Shrike Cult to be the last pilgrimage to the holy Time Tombs. Each pilgrim's story is beautifully written, intriguing and fascinating. They are also chilling and mildly gruesome

The book is filled with beautiful imagery and unique sci-fi/fantasy material as well as classic staples of the genre.
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Very good story, but would have been more satisfying with a proper ending instead of a sequel.