Hyperion

by Dan Simmons

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Book 12 of 91 in the Books That Will Blow Your Mind
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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 through time, the Shrike waits for them all.  On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives.  Each carries a desperate hope--and a terrible secret.  And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.  

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Book Awards

Won 2 awards in total

Hugo
1990
Locus Science Fiction

Nominated 2 times in total

BSFA
Arthur C. Clarke

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3 comments
Ravel | 2013-03-26 08:33:32
Read it years ago and is one of those series that stay with you.
Anonymous | 2014-03-08 05:39:13
This book is in no way light reading, and if you're not in the right frame of mind I doubt anyone could get through it. That being said the story of the curciform really drew me in and the world he built is some of the best science fiction out there.
Anonymous | 2014-07-05 08:59:32
I have read this book no less than 10 times. I enjoy it as much each time.
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