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Hyperion
Hyperion | 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 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.From the Paperback edition.
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cookbranden11
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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10/10

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StellaDz
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Oh boy, all… I‘m faltering on this. I‘m maybe half-way through the Soldier‘s tale, and there are literally pages I‘ve ‘read‘ and have had no idea what I‘ve read… I don‘t do well with sci-fi for this reason. I get the premise. But man… I didn‘t make it through The Canterbury Tales either… 🤦‍♀️ This might be my second DNF of Simmons‘.

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StellaDz
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StellaDz
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Gotta get a Dan Simmons read in each year. Next book club theme is a Hugo award-winning book!

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TheSpineView
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

1️⃣ Tagged.
2️⃣ Not really. My reading depends on mood and available time.
3️⃣ Flowers and the first thunderstorms.

Want to play? @eggs @EadieB @Andrew65 @wanderinglynn @ozma.of.oz @CoffeeNBooks

vivastory How is Hyperion? 8mo
TracyReadsBooks I have Hyperion languishing in my TBR…Interested to know what you think. 8mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 😘 8mo
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TheSpineView @vivastory @TracyReads I am listening to it on audio. I am struggling to get into. 8mo
Eggs ❤️🤩❤️ 8mo
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🌷☺️📚 8mo
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TheSpineView
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

"The Hegemony Consul sat on the balcony of his ebony spaceship and played Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C-Sharp Minor on an ancient but well maintained Steinway while great, green, saurian things surged and bellowed in the swamps below."

What a run on sentence!

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Levana
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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I‘m back with this huge book. So far I really like it. It‘s slow but it has something captivating about it. Nice for Sunday reading.

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RaeLovesToRead
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This was a re-read so that I can (finally) read the next book. Hyperion, irritatingly, ends abruptly and does not satisfactorily stand alone - something worth knowing going into it.

It's one of the most breathtakingly ambitious sci fi works I've ever come across and I loved it just as much as I did the first time.

In my opinion, a work of poetic genius and a masterpiece of storytelling.

Don't let me down, sequel.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Branwen What a cool cover! 11mo
braddsibbersen His Summer of Night is one of my favorites. 11mo
RaeLovesToRead @braddsibbersen I've not read that one.. Will check it out! 🙂 11mo
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BiblioLitten I bailed because I‘m looking for a stand alone and a good ending. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I would have kept going otherwise… nothing else was putting me off. 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @BiblioLitten I still haven't got round to reading the second one... Even without it standing alone, it's one of my favourite sci fi books of all time! 8mo
BiblioLitten I‘m reading the Priest‘s story. Having read the Canterbury Tales I‘m familiar with the format. To read or not to read… 🤔😅 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @BiblioLitten I like the Priest's Tale, but my favourite is the story of Sol Weintraub (the Scholar's tale?) They are a mixed bunch. Some great characters! 8mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Halfway through and I've just finished The Scholar's Tale.

This is where Hyperion really gets me in the feels ??

These stories are such a mix of horror, sci fi, adventure, "romance" (sort of) and fantasy, but this story (for me) is where it all gets real.

This is the second time I've read this far and the storytelling is every bit as masterful as the first time. Gorgeous writing, depth and variety.

This time, I'm reading the sequel.

vivastory I hope to read this one this year. I love these editions! 11mo
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory I'm re-reading it so I can (finally) read the other books in the series. It's (one of) my favourite sci fi books ❤ 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR I've been meaning to read this one 11mo
RaeLovesToRead @TheNeverendingTBR Do it! 😁 Seriously, it's amazing! 11mo
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Balzigore
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I‘ve heard great things about this book for years and am finally getting around to reading it. Today‘s reading finally introduced me to the character of The Shrike. When the narrator was in its presence for the first time, it was a religious experience for him. Then, Simmons blasted me away with this line. The whole scene was completely absorbing and astonishing, uncanny and sublime.

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RaeLovesToRead
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"...but for those of us who live by the Word, our muses are as real and necessary as the soft clay of language which they help to sculpt."

"No true poet has been able to explain the exhilaration one feels when the mind becomes an instrument as surely as does the pen or thought processor, ordering and expressing the revelations flowing in from somewhere else."

(He captures what it feels like to write poetry so succinctly ?)

slategreyskies Wow, I like that! 💕 11mo
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TugstenDragon
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Good read, some stories are not as captivatly as others but some are fantastic! Will defiantly have to read the second book after this.

RaeLovesToRead I'm re-reading this now so that I can read the sequel. Loved it first time round! 😊❤ 11mo
SRWCF Love the cover art! 11mo
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RaeLovesToRead
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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I'm about to do something unusual for me... a re-read!!

I loved Hyperion the first time around, but never got round to reading the rest of the Cantos. I need to refresh my memory before embarking on the next part of the voyage..

I'm not sure if I love or hate this cover. It looks like a spiky bottom 🤨🍑😂

rabbitprincess Hahaha I totally had the same thought! 13mo
Ruthiella That‘s where my mind went too! 😬 I‘ve not read this book but I want to! 13mo
zezeki That cover is...interesting, to say the least. And I also had that thought about it. 13mo
RaeLovesToRead @rabbitprincess @Ruthiella @zezeki 🤣🤣🤣 it's an interesting book - a bit like the Canterbury tales set in space! 13mo
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Sha0102
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Tives30
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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By the time I was halfway through this book I had already decided that this was one of my favorite books of all time. The world building was great, it kept me in constant suspense, I loved how the stories were independent yet connected to each other. It was almost as if each character‘s story was a different genre. It‘s a great sci-fi, it has action, romance, mystery and everything in between. Cannot recommend enough.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Yes! Probably in my Top 10 - 15 of All Time. All 4 books in the Hyperion Cantos are amazing. 2y
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Zoes_Human
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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While parts of this dragged, it was overall an intriguing tale with a story-in-a-story motif that I just adore. It is not a self-contained story, and one must continue on to the next in the series for closure. The bits where the sensuality of an “almost sixteen year old“ (i.e. 15) girl's body is described made me quite uncomfortable.

#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

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Zoes_Human
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Another digital book plus is that I can prop it up and turn the page with a single finger, leaving both hands free for kitty snuggles.

Leftcoastzen 😻my kitties are not as snuggly today.🤔😞 2y
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Zoes_Human
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Starting my #doublespin book!

llcoolnate That's a funny one 😂 2y
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Anna from Gustine
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Both moving and disturbing almost from the very beginning. The concept of the shrike scared the hell out of me and still does, but the characters were the most compelling. I was moved to tears a few times, although, strangely, the story I thought would be most interesting turned out to be the most boring. Although this is science fiction, Dan Simmons also writes horror and you can see that influence throughout the whole story.

The_Penniless_Author Definitely check out The Fall of Hyperion. It ties up the story nicely and might be even better than the first book. 2y
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RamsFan1963
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 154

I decided to post books in a series together instead of one post for each.

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

LeahBergen My husband and brother are fans of this series. 👍🏻 2y
RamsFan1963 @LeahBergen I'm planning on joining @audraelizabeth #Stackingtheseries reading challenge for 2021, get around to several series I've been meaning to either start or finish. 2y
Sweetkokoro This is a series I‘m hoping to get my hands on next year, every time I see it, I have an urge to read it. 2y
The_Penniless_Author Read both of these over the past year. They're very good. The 'Endymion' sequels are a little more uneven, but these two rank up there with Dune and Book of the New Sun. 2y
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llcoolnate
Hyperion | Dan Simmons

“Metal teeth click shut in a steel vagina, missing his glands by a moist millimeter. Kassad slumps on his side, rolls away, hips moving, unable to stop his ejac--“

Why do I have this luck with fiction selections....? hahaha ugh. On to the next.

Bail

sharread Ouch 🤣 2y
llcoolnate @sharread 😂 😂 2y
coffeenebula 😂 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Sounds romantic! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Bette That‘ll kill the mood 😳🤣 2y
llcoolnate @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Hahaha yeah I think it's a romance novel disguised as science fiction 😂 2y
llcoolnate @Bette Not for Dan Simmons 🤔 🤔 😂 😂 And the scene continued much longer than needed lol 2y
RedJhon Wtf lmao 2y
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SpaceCowboyBooks
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Finally getting around to this epic.

Ruthiella That‘s been on my list for forever too! 2y
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Skeebies05
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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About as far from the real world I can get.

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Angitron
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Well, after several years of starting and stopping, I‘ve finally finished Hyperion! Did I like it? Yes! Did I love it? No. It‘s clear that Simmons is a genius. He‘s able to write each character‘s story in a completely different way. But I had two (small) issues: I never felt close or bonded to any of the characters, and this book (which is 500+ pages long) doesn‘t actually resolve the story, requiring you to read the next in the series!

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TracyReadsBooks
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Operation “Make sure I have new books in addition to my existing, and already substantial, piles of books in the event I get stuck at home because I must have OPTIONS and wow the world is crazy right now” is underway! Today‘s #bookmail is the first part with a couple more expected tomorrow. The Star Wars book is for my son (shhh, it‘s a surprise). Not pictured are the two books I already gave him. We all need something good to read!

intothehallofbooks I loved Burial Rites!! 3y
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klarusu
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Mehso-so

Read this a long while ago and loved it, and there‘s still a lot good about it - the use of metafictional techniques in order the interweave stories, the manipulation of narrative time, the pacing, the literary devices in play ... but ... on second read with fresh eyes, the use of Trisomy 21, writing of women, of relationships with minors ... these leapt out at me and undid a lot of the good in the plotting.

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klarusu
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A re-read on audiobook ahead of reading The Fall of Hyperion for #NewYearWhoDis. I‘d forgotten how good this is ... which makes me feel better about burning an audiobook credit on it when I couldn‘t find where I‘d put my paperback copy 😂🤦‍♀️

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SleepyDragon
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So, I'm seriously rethinking the two Simmons books on my TBR, the last two books in the Hyperion series, after reading his tweet completely bashing a 16 yr old girl. The thought of a 72 year old "man" cyber bullying a child just boils my blood. #Magathugs #Magabullies #jerk

Greta is a role model.
#Greta #climatechange #gutsywomen #standup #beheard #rolemodel #nasty #persist

http://file770.com/dan-simmons-criticized-for-remarks-about-thunberg/

alisonrose Ugh what a massive douche. How gross 😠 3y
RainyDayReading Yeah I‘ve been rethinking reading the books of his I have on my TBR as well. 3y
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JCPaulk
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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One of the best and most complex sci-fi novels ever written. Simmons, with a horror background, creates an antagonist in The Shrike, that is like no other. Highly recommend.

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Minervasbutler
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Highly inventive sci-fi novel centring round a three-way standoff between the Hegemony (world government), rebel human Ousters and the AI entities. Steeped in Keats lore, and the structure nods to Chaucer with each pilgrim recounting a piece of the puzzle of the fearsome Shrike and the mysterious time tombs. Gripping once you get into it.

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nosferatu
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Highly enjoyable – if it wasn‘t for that cheap (non-)ending...

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MaddestMax
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At the beginning, I was worried. Shortly after that, I fell in love. This is a phenomenal read. Beautifully spun tales that keep one fully engaged and unable to put it down. Reading older sci-fi and seeing how on point it can be is always a treat. This is no exception. So glad I finally picked this up. Started a filler book, but immediately reading the rest of this series after that.

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MaddestMax
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After years of avoiding it (based on reading SO many love/hate discussions) I finally decided it‘s time. It just felt right. So far, it a very enjoyable read. The storytelling makes it very interesting and keeps the pace. I can‘t say I am enraptured like so many people have. But it‘s early and I‘m holding out hope.

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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#LiteraryLuck
(Spell March With Book Titles).

Now I wanna re-read Hyperion after pulling it off the shelf for this... 😅

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 4y
vkois88 💚 4y
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sketchinginspiration
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Almost done super good so far. I definitely prefer this cover over the older one.

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writerlibrarian
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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I remember reading this in a few days, 🥰 it so much. Many, many years later, I'm not sure I would love it so much. Still, #spacemancametravelling to this planet in search of something. 😉

#winterwonderland
@TrishB @Cinfhen

TrishB I loved it many years ago too 💕 4y
Cinfhen I love your graphics💕💕💕 4y
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the_hibernator
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Day 4 of #RRSciFiMonth prompt: favorite sci fi series.

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shadowspeak17
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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All 4 star reads this month. 😊

Total books read: 4
Ebooks: 3
Physical books: 1
Borrowed: 3
#booked2018 prompts completed: 3

Average rating: 4 stars

#OctoberStats #OctoberWrapUp

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shadowspeak17
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The short stories woven into the main narrative format was not what I was expecting going into this book, but it worked (just don‘t expect the most satisfying ending). Some of the stories were stronger than others (I loved the priest‘s and the scholar‘s tales. Absolutely stellar ⭐️), but that‘s to be expected. It did take me a little while to get absorbed in the overall story. Simmons just drops you into the world and starts using terms⬇️

shadowspeak17 ...that are unfamiliar which made things a little confusing and hard to get into, but it did get clearer. Once I made it over that hump, I was hooked to the end.

#catsoflitsy #Ember
4y
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shadowspeak17
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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1. My apartment complex has proclaimed on their new website that they offer “unparalleled luxury” here. I took a bunch of pictures to show my friends what this “luxury” actually looks like. 😂🙄
2. Almost done!
3. Packing, probably.
4. My headphone pouch
5. 🎶Everyday when you're walking down the street
And everybody that you meet
Has an original point of view...🎶

#humpdaypost

Megabooks And I say Hey! 🎶 4y
CouronneDhiver Awww, Arthur. I miss those days 4y
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Elgriffith
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Definitely enjoyed this eco-fi take on the Canterbury Tales.

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shadowspeak17
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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My boyfriend and one of my best friends each chose a book for me to read this year. I read my boyfriend‘s choice last month (Looking for Alaska), and now it‘s time for my friend‘s choice. I started it last night and it seems good so far. I‘ve only read about 10% though.

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shadowspeak17
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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My bestie loves me. 😄❤️📚
#bookmailisthebestmail #bookselfie

hermyknee Such a good photo! Love this bookish selfie! 4y
shadowspeak17 @hermyknee Thank you! 😊💕 4y
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2BR02B
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Book: Hyperion
Author: Lisa Hanawalt
Movie: High Fidelity
TV Show: Hannibal
Food: As a veggie, I feel there can only be one possible answer... HUMMUS.

#manicmonday #letterH @JoScho

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MStew
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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SCIENCE FICTION ? DAN SIMMONS

""On the world called Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a 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."

I'm very intrigued to read Simmons sci-fi side!

#Dansimmons #scifi

Geeklet Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion are awesome. The Endymion books that follow...eh, not as much. 4y
TheNeverendingTBR Sounds awesome!! 😚 ...and the covers! 😍👌 4y
MStew @trioxin_sematary thanks baby😘💋 4y
La_Cori Hyperion is one of the best SciFi books I've ever read! 😍 4y
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jouzy
Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Fantastically woven short stories into the main narrative. Basically chaucer with a hawking drive in space man. Its wonderful. Will pick up fall of hyperion after a break.

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parasolofdoom
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Maaaan. Straight on to book 2 for me. I NEED ANSWERS SIMMONS, YOU BETTER DELIVER!

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parasolofdoom
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Eeeeeee 80% in! This novel is actually stories layered into the larger framework. Seven pilgrims are selected to make one last pilgrimage to the Time Tombs on Hyperion, the apparent epicenter of a shadowy figure called the Shrike and the book is made up mostly of their stories of past skirmishes with the planet a la Canterbury Tales. Each individual tale actually starts a bit slow for me but completely suck me in before long. (Cont'd in comments)

MrBook Great author! 5y
parasolofdoom You slowly build a sort of jigsaw puzzle picture but even this far in, I still can't see the whole. It's very exciting and done on a very grand scale. 5y
parasolofdoom @MrBook I have a lot of Simmons on my tbr and this is my first book by him! I ams 5y
parasolofdoom I am so into it! 5y
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