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The Fall of Hyperion, Dan Simmons (Doubleday, 1990)

The Fall of Hyperion is the mediocre second volume in Dan Simmons’ Hyperion series (serial). It concludes the cliffhanger end of Hyperion, but reduces that book to little more than intellectual games and a rather pedestrian messiah story. Continue reading

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Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos 1), Dan Simmons (Bantam Books, 1989)

Dan Simmon’s Masterpiece, Hyperion is the first volume of a series and consists of interrelated short stories told in a Canterbury Tales fashion and inspired by Keats, Longfellow and a variety classical authors. It ends abruptly, serving as little more than the setup for the next volume, but is well written, thoughtful and very enjoyable. (for a more in depth review go to: http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com). Continue reading

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