Hyperion

482 pages

English language

Published Dec. 1, 1995

ISBN:
9780553283686
Goodreads:
77566

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4 stars (28 reviews)

Hyperion is a 1989 science fiction novel by American author Dan Simmons. The first book of his Hyperion Cantos, it won the Hugo Award for best novel.The plot of the novel features multiple time-lines and characters. It follows a similar structure to The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. The next book in the series was The Fall of Hyperion, published in 1990.

12 editions

reviewed Hyperion by Dan Simmons

A smashing, gripping story, with prominent elements I'm unable to decode.

4 stars

Content warning Major recapitulation of the first of the book's six interwoven tales, short phrases describing three characters, one of whom only appears late in the book, and some fruitless discussion of the novel's many connections with John Keats.

Review of 'Hyperion' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I'd never heard of this series or author. I think I picked it up from a Free Library so I had some skepticism. After all, a lot of science fiction is a good idea poorly written. This was a good idea well done though. Very good world building and an impressive range of styles in each story. I look forward to the next book.

Review of 'Hyperion' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

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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