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Story telling, excellent plot devices, and some really great character development makes these books click.
The stories they tell also leave many unanswered questions and mysteries that will hopefully leave the reader running to find the second book.
There is just too much info about the characters detailed in the first book that you would loose only getting it from the second.
Though no Titans make an appearance in Dan Simmons’ novel, the connection with John Keats’ filtering of Greek mythology through his poem “Hyperion” is clear enough. Read morePublished 2 days ago by MoseyOn
Simmons creates a rich universe by weaving together the tales of 6 unique characters thrown together by fate. Read morePublished 2 days ago by JasonD
I’ll admit, I resisted the pull of the science fiction genre for a long time. As a kid I read solely fantasy, then as a grew older I eschewed it for classics, and works that seemed... Read morePublished 3 days ago by FictionForesight
Great story. One of my favorites that I have read from Simmons.Published 3 days ago by Can't Get Rite
Somewhere between Asimov, Stephenson and George Lucas lies Hyperion. It's smart without being self-impressed and fun without losing a sense of epic proportions. Read morePublished 5 days ago by rossofinertia
Masterful writing. Science-fiction combined with religious overtones. thought-provoking. Farmor than simple science fiction. I loved it. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Rod Roberson