Author: Dan Simmons
Review Summary: Great, epic sci-fi tale with equally epic imagery. Lots of world building, which I personally enjoyed, especially in the interesting format of short stories each told from a unique perspectives.
I read Hyperion for the Sword and Laser group on Goodreads and I will definitely be reading with them next month. This was an awesome pick, some of the best sci-fi world building I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading, and the discussions were also some of the best I’ve seen. The story centers on a group of six pilgrims, making the last trip ever to visit a mysterious and probably malevolent creature known as the Shrike. They all have a past history with the Shrike and the world on which it lives – Hyperion. In this book, each pilgrim shares their story, slowly building up a picture of the future they inhabit, from its’ politics to its’ technologies. Continue reading