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The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
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The Fall of Hyperion (1989)

by Dan Simmons

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Series: Hyperion Cantos (2)

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Whew. What a ride. ( )
  Ubiquitine | Nov 24, 2018 |
Better than Hyperion. Same multi-stranded, multi-protagonist approach, but simply better written, more interesting, more of a page-turner. Still a bit over heavy on unnecessary description and context. ( )
  malcrf | Oct 11, 2018 |
The Fall of Hyperion picks up immediately where Hyperion left off, with the pilgrims on Hyperion at the Time Tombs. Along with them, more of the Hegemony is introduced through the eyes of the cybrid named Joseph Severn. Severn's interactions with high profile Hegemony politicians gives a sense of how much is at stake with the Time Tombs imminent opening and the war against the Ousters.

Where Hyperion was mostly concerned with the back stories of the characters on the pilgrimage, The Fall stays in the present. Each of the pilgrims now tries to accomplish what they set out to do. World building is still present, giving the Hegemony and now the Ousters some life. The Fall of Hyperion is written in standard chapters, unlike the previous book. It concludes the story that Hyperion began, meaning Endymion and The Rise of Endymion are there own story set in the same universe. ( )
  Cerelin | Oct 6, 2018 |
I have to read both Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion again to get all the details of the plot understood.

Very dense books. ( )
  JohnLambrechts | Sep 24, 2018 |
I surprised myself by starting this as I was underwhelmed by Cantos #1. However while #1 felt dated and stale and far, far too long, I really enjoyed this one. Brilliant space opera - and unlike #1 the book can stand on it's own despite being very vague about conclusions, the state of the world and everything. ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | May 27, 2018 |
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Dan Simmonsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ahokas, JuhaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bevine, VictorNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gibbons, LeeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ruddell, GaryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion. On the world of Hyperion the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing--nothing anywhere in the universe--will ever be the same.

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In the continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, the far future is resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing--nothing anywhere in the universe--will ever be the same.… (more)

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