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The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Series) Hardcover – August 4, 1997
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- He is finishing the story of a messiah-like heroine who has known from the day she was born the exact, gruesome manner, date and time of her death.
- He is using - with full credit - the ideas of Tielhard de Chardin and John Keats and others, ideas and even writers of whom the majority of his readers are mostly unaware.
- He is advocating the powers of humanity, and especially the power of love, over the powers of technology. In a science fiction novel.
- He has chosen as one theme crucifixion: individual's crucifixion by the Shrike, humanity's crucifixion by the cruciform parasite, and Aenea's horrifying death. Crucifixion is at the heart of the West's most prominent religion.
- Like any writer of a series, he is constrained by the myriad loose ends from the three earlier books.
Simmons meets all of these challenges. He writes a suspenseful, emotionally engaging novel that takes all of these ideas and constraints and deals with them fairly, consistently and pretty completely.
Not many writers have the wit and courage to attempt these ideas; only a fraction of those who have the wit and courage also have the talent to bring it off. Simmons not only makes the attempt; he mostly succeeds.
The criticisms and negative reviews, it seems to me, stem from those who don't understand this is a novel of ideas, and those who give little credit to the breadth of what Simmons is trying to do. Aenea's final months and messy death is nothing less than a technologically rationalized replay of Christ's, recast and rethought in very impressive ways. Raul's rebirth is Saul's re-birth, isn't it?Read more ›
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loved the whole series, though sometimes it was a little tedious. dan simmons is great, and i hope you finish the series if youve come this farPublished 9 days ago by Michael
Started with Hyperion. Had no idea what I was getting into. Boy was I hooked! The first two books were awesome. The rise of Endymion was similarly exceptional. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jesse C. Ostrander
The plot is very interesting and continues the mood of the previous book. However it can be slow, with lenghty descriptions of geographic details that are difficult to grasp and... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Federico C.
I absolutely loved this series. I wish it didn't have to end.Published 1 month ago by natalie paesani
Easily one of the best sci-fi series of all-time. Dan Simmons excels in all genres, very prolific for our time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by gdaniel