An edition of Hyperion (1989)

Hyperion

Bantam ed.
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An edition of Hyperion (1989)

Hyperion

Bantam ed.
  • 4.18 ·
  • 130 Ratings
  • 316 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading
  • 175 Have read

Hyperion is the tale of seven people who make a pilgrimmage to a terrifying creature called the Shrike in an attempt to save mankind. Stunningly written and beautifully crafted, Simmons's Hyperion resonates with technical achievement and the excitement and wonder found only in the best SF.

Publish Date
Publisher
Bantam Books
Language
English
Pages
481

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Previews available in: English Spanish French

Edition Availability
Cover of: Hyperion 2
Hyperion 2
Jun 20, 1995, Pocket/Presses Pocket
mass market paperback
Cover of: Hyperion
Hyperion
1995, Bantam Books
in English - Bantam Rev. ed.
Cover of: Hyperion
Hyperion
October 1993, Ediciones B
Paperback in Spanish
Cover of: Hyperion
Hyperion
1991, Headline Book Publishing Ltd
Paperback - Hyperion Cantos
Cover of: Hypérion
Hypérion
1990, Bantam Books
in French - Bantam ed
Cover of: Hyperion
Hyperion
February 1, 1990, Spectra
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: Hyperion
Hyperion
1990, Bantam Books
in English - Bantam ed.

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Book Details


Edition Notes

"A Bantam Spectra Book."

Published in
New York
Copyright Date
1989

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813.54
Library of Congress
PS3569.I47292 H97 1990

The Physical Object

Pagination
481 p. ;
Number of pages
481

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24961127M
ISBN 10
0553283685
ISBN 13
9780553283686
OCLC/WorldCat
21191084

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First Sentence

"The Consul awoke with the peculiar headache, dry throat, and sense of having forgotten a thousand dreams which only periods in cryogenic fugue could bring."

Work Description

In the 29th century, the Hegemony of Man comprises hundreds of planets connected by farcaster portals. The Hegemony maintains an uneasy alliance with the TechnoCore, a civilisation of AIs. Modified humans known as Ousters live in space stations between stars and are engaged in conflict with the Hegemony.

Numerous "Outback" planets have no farcasters and cannot be accessed without incurring significant time dilation. One of these planets is Hyperion, home to structures known as the Time Tombs, which are moving backwards in time and guarded by a legendary creature known as the Shrike. On the eve of an Ouster invasion of Hyperion, a final pilgrimage to the Time Tombs has been organized. The pilgrims decide that they will each tell their tale of how they were chosen for the pilgrimage.

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