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Anyone read the Hyperion Cantos?

I'm about halfway through Hyperion and it's excellent so far. I can't believe I missed this book, which came out smack in the middle of when I was voraciously consuming sci-fi/fantasy as a teen.

Thoughts on the book(s)?

No spoilers, please; I'm just about through Sol Weintraub's tale.


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Try "Summer of Night" by him if you have not yet read it. Really, really excellent.
 
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The later ones can get a bit slow, but they were still good. The story develops by quite a bit, on a similar epic level to Dune.


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I listened to the first two as audiobooks.

The fall of Hyperion really explains quite a bit of the mystery of the first book. You need to read both to get the full picture.
 
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I started Hyperion a little while ago, and I wasn't into it at first- but after the priests story I'm all in.
 
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Originally posted by notarex:
I started Hyperion a little while ago, and I wasn't into it at first- but after the priests story I'm all in.


Exactly my thoughts. It was slow to begin, but about halfway through the Priest's tale, I was hooked.


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One of the best series of sci-fi/storytelling I've ever read! Make sure you read all four!




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Yes. Every time someone asks for book recommendations (that I see) I recommend them.
 
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I’m that guy. I didn’t care for it. I kept waiting and waiting for the point of it all...

I’ve read worse. It I could not get into it.


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I'm with SigJacket. Everyone always raved about it, I kept reading it waiting for it to get good. I don't think I'm going to read another book in this series to "get" the first one.
 
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I made it about halfway through and just could not get into it.


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