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Hyperion (Dan Simmons novel)

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August 12, 2019, 07:08 AM
Oat_Action_Man
Hyperion (Dan Simmons novel)
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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August 12, 2019, 08:02 AM
Batty67
Try "Summer of Night" by him if you have not yet read it. Really, really excellent.
August 12, 2019, 08:10 AM
flesheatingvirus
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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August 12, 2019, 08:42 AM
daikyu
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.
August 12, 2019, 06:33 PM
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.
August 12, 2019, 08:44 PM
Oat_Action_Man
quote:
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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Chuck Norris put the laughter in "manslaughter"

Educating the youth of America, one declension at a time.
August 12, 2019, 08:49 PM
fpuhan
One of the best series of sci-fi/storytelling I've ever read! Make sure you read all four!




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August 13, 2019, 12:11 AM
dsiets
Yes. Every time someone asks for book recommendations (that I see) I recommend them.
August 13, 2019, 07:46 PM
SigJacket
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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August 15, 2019, 03:40 AM
Nuclear
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.
August 15, 2019, 08:02 AM
Jaywendland1981
I made it about halfway through and just could not get into it.


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September 09, 2019, 11:36 AM
PR64
I just finished book one. Audiobook.

It's an interesting way to connect all the people.

Maybe book two will tie a few more things together...


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September 11, 2019, 12:31 PM
daikyu
Book 2 ties a whole bunch of things together.

quote:
Originally posted by PR64:
I just finished book one. Audiobook.

It's an interesting way to connect all the people.

Maybe book two will tie a few more things together...

September 11, 2019, 11:07 PM
Tommydogg
I read them all many years ago while out at sea in the Navy. Dan Simmons is one hell of a story teller!


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September 12, 2019, 09:19 AM
Orguss
Is there a way to read them out of order which would make the series more enjoyable to a new reader? I have the first novel but can’t stand it.



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