Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)



Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1) 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 A Stunning Tour De Force Filled With Transcendent Awe And Wonder, Hyperion Is A Masterwork Of Science Fiction That Resonates With Excitement And Invention, The First Volume In A Remarkable New Science Fiction Epic By The Multiple Award Winning Author Of The Hollow Man From The Paperback Edition.

Dan Simmons grew up in various cities and small towns in the Midwest, including Brimfield, Illinois, which was the source of his fictional Elm Haven in 1991 s SUMMER OF NIGHT and 2002 s A WINTER HAUNTING Dan received a B.A in English from Wabash College in 1970, winning a national Phi Beta Kappa Award during his senior year for excellence in fiction, journalism and art Dan received his Master Dan Simmons grew up in various cities and small towns in the Midwest, including Brimfield, Illinois, which was the source of his fictional Elm Haven in 1991 s SUMMER OF NIGHT and 2002 s A WINTER HAUNTING Dan received a B.A in English from Wabash College in 1970, winning a national Phi Beta Kappa Award during his senior year for excellence in fiction, journalism and art Dan received his Masters in Education from Washington University in St Louis in 1971 He then worked in elementary education for 18 years 2 years in Missouri, 2 years in Buffalo, New York one year as a specially trained BOCES resource teacher and another as a sixth grade teacher and 14 years in Colorado ABOUT DAN Biographic Sketch His last four years in teaching were spent creating, coordinating, and teaching in APEX, an extensive gifted talented program serving 19 elementary schools and some 15,000 potential students During his years of teaching, he won awards from the Colorado Education Association and was a finalist for the Colorado Teacher of the Year He also worked as a national language arts consultant, sharing his own Writing Well curriculum which he had created for his own classroom Eleven and twelve year old students in Simmons regular 6th grade class averaged junior year in high school writing ability according to annual standardized and holistic writing assessments Whenever someone says writing can t be taught, Dan begs to differ and has the track record to prove it Since becoming a full time writer, Dan likes to visit college writing classes, has taught in New Hampshire s Odyssey writing program for adults, and is considering hosting his own Windwalker Writers Workshop.Dan s first published story appeared on Feb 15, 1982, the day his daughter, Jane Kathryn, was born He s always attributed that coincidence to helping in keeping things in perspective when it comes to the relative importance of writing and life Dan has been a full time writer since 1987 and lives along the Front Range of Colorado in the same town where he taught for 14 years with his wife, Karen, his daughter, Jane, when she s home from Hamilton College and their Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Fergie He does much of his writing at Windwalker their mountain property and cabin at 8,400 feet of altitude at the base of the Continental Divide, just south of Rocky Mountain National Park An 8 ft tall sculpture of the Shrike a thorned and frightening character from the four Hyperion Endymion novels was sculpted by an ex student and friend, Clee Richeson, and the sculpture now stands guard near the isolated cabin

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 482 pages
  • Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
  • Dan Simmons
  • English
  • 10 April 2017
  • 0553283685

10 thoughts on “Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)

  1. Kemper says:

    Somehow I ve managed to read a dozen books by Dan Simmons without getting around to Hyperion, one of his most acclaimed works Frankly, I ve been scared of it Simmons has been mashing up horror, sci fi, hard boiled crime novels, thrillers, and historical fiction while often stuffing his books with so many ideas that it was all I could do to keep up so this seemed like it could be a bitthan I could comfortably chew Just as I feared, while I was reading and nearing the end, Simmons crept i Somehow I ve managed to read a dozen books by Dan Simmons without getting around to Hyperion, one of his most acclaimed works Frankly, I ve been scared of it Simmons has been mashing up horror, sci...

  2. Kay says:

    WHAT THE SHRIKE What in the world did I just read, and why didn t I read it sooner This book is so superbly written and crafted it s easily one of the best modern books I ve read, one that excels in storytelling and writing If I could give this bookthan five stars, I definitely, definitely would The scope of imagination, wordplay, and critical analysis of humankind is astounding I do think that the frame structure of the story, in which each...

  3. Lyn says:

    First of all, let me begin by saying that I really enjoyed reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons The depth, variety and scope of his imagination is a joy for any science fiction fan Having said that, there were some flaws that must be addressed The dialogue is frequently flat and there are some corny stereotypes that were fun but also distracting when the writer is trying to create a serious work The pace is also a problem I had to invoke my rule to give any book at least 100 pages before I set i First of all, let me begin by saying that I really enjoyed reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons The depth, variety and scope of his imagination is a joy for any science fiction fan Having said that, there were some flaws that must be addressed The dialogue is frequently flat and there are some corny stereotypes that were fun but also distracting when the writer is trying to create a serious work The pace is also a problem I had to invoke my rule to give any book at ...

  4. Kevin Kelsey says:

    Posted at Heradas ReviewThis is another one of those classics of SF literature that I have somehow missed reading over the years Had I beenof an active reader in the nineties, I m sure I would ve come to it much sooner Thankfully, I finally got there, and Hyperion was not what I expected, in the best way possible It s most often compared to Dune, The Book of the New Sun, or other great works of Science Fantasy Obviously, coming into the novel my expectations were high, and I knew the m Posted at Heradas ReviewThis is another one of those classics of SF literature that I have somehow missed reading over the years Had I beenof an active reader in the nineties, I m sure I would ve come to it much sooner Thankfully, I finally got there, and Hyperion was not what I expected, in the best way possible It s most often compared to Dune, The Book of the New Sun, or other great works of S...

  5. Markus says:

    Deep in the shady sadness of a vale Far sunken from the healthy breath of morn.HyperionImagine a universe where the Earth has been destroyed and humanity is spread out across hundreds of planets Combine the artful poetry of John Keats with a science fiction retelling of the Canterbury Tales Add tons of references to the myths and legends of the three Abrahamic religions, and what you have is Hyperion A masterpiece of literature.Seven pilgrims come together aboard the treeship Yggdrasil to Deep in the shady sadness of a vale Far sunken from the healthy breath of morn.HyperionImagine a universe where the Earth has been destroyed and humanity is spread out across hundreds of planets Combine the artful poetry of John Keats with a science fiction retelling of the Canterbury Tales Add tons of references to the myths and legends of the three Abrahamic religions, and what you have is Hyperion A masterpiece of literature.Seven pilgrims come together aboard the treeship Yggdrasil to make a journey to the remote planet Hyperion, outside the authority and jurisdictio...

  6. Megan Baxter says:

    These stories are, individually, mind blowingly good in concert, they are little short of breathtaking This is science fiction at its very best, and its avoidance of simple answers satisfies me deeply I can t wait to read the next book.Note ...

  7. Dan Schwent says:

    On the eve of interstellar war between the Hegemony of Man and the barbarian Ousters over the fate of Hyperion, seven pilgrims embark on a journey to the Time Tombs and their mysterious protector, The Shrike, a three meter tall, four armed monster covered with blades One pilgrim will have his wish granted and the others will be impaled on the Shrike s Tree of Pain Only one orof the pilgrims isn t what he appears to beI first read Hyperion almost seven years ago...

  8. Kane says:

    I m frankly terrified to review Dan Simmons masterpiece Hyperion It is too good and too big for me to do this right Soif I m going to do it wrong, I might as well have fun I thought I would mirror both Chaucer s and Simmons use of the frame story in my review The opening bit of Keats poetry He enter d, but he enter d full of wrath His flaming robes stream d out beyond his heels, And gave a roar, as if of earthly fire,That scar d away the meek ethereal Hours The Overarching FrameThis ma I m frankly terrified to review Dan Simmons masterpiece Hyperion It is too good and too big for me to do this right Soif I m going to do it wrong, I might as well have fun I thought I would mirror both Chaucer s and Simmons use of the frame story in my r...

  9. Apatt says:

    Hyperion is generally regarded as a science fiction classic, it tends to be included in most Best SF Novels of All Time lists I first read it when it was first published in paperback, at the time I had no idea I was reading a book that is destined to become a classic in the genre When I began to participate in online sf books discussion groups not so long ago primarily PrintSF these days I noticed how often Hyperion is mentioned, usually reverent tones A reread is then in order because I Hyperion is generally regarded as a science fiction classic, it tends to be included in most Best SF Novels of All Time lists I first read it when it was first published in paperback, at the time I had no idea I was reading a book that is destined to become a classic in the genre When I began to participate in online sf books discussion groups not so long ago primarily PrintSF these days I noticed how often Hyperion is mentioned, usually reverent tones A reread is then in order because I have entirely forgotten what is so good about it, besides I have not read the subsequent books in the Hyperion Cantos If I remember correctly I could not get my mitts on a copy of The Fall of Hyperion at the time Anybody who is familiar with the works on Dan Simmons will know how versatile he is Simmons has published books in several genres including, sf, fantasy, horror, crime, and non fiction I can not say that he excels in all of them because I have only read his sf and horror nove...

  10. Conor says:

    Still singing loudly, not looking back, matching stride for stride, they descended into the valley This first novel in the Hyperion Cantos easily surpassed any sci fi I ve ever read While the presence of cool space ships, strange planets and gun fights in space are all going to be familiar to fans of the genre the typical adventures, rebellions and funny evil aliens are nowhere to be found Instead we get a tale of incredible complexity, deep, brilliantly realized world building and a matureStill singing loudly, not looking back, matching stride for stride, they descended into the valley This first novel in th...

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