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by Dan Simmons
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Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it 7 years ago
The first two books in the Hyperion Cantos are outstanding examples of what science fiction can be. The genre gets no small amount of flack from literary snobs for being vapid entertainment, but Dan Simmons injected a lot of power and resonance into science fiction with those two books. They were ...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 7 years ago
Endymion is the third of four books in the Hyperion cantos by Simmons. Hyperion was the first in the saga and full of ambiguities. While I think it was always intended to be continued, in many ways I wish Simmons had not, because those ambiguities are slowly cleared up. This book is the worst so ...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 7 years ago
Hyperion. By then the Cantos, written by the foulmouthed poet Martin Silenus, has already become the stuff of legend, and an infamous banned book. The book begins with a frame story of the semi-eponymous Raul Endymion writing from some kind of high tech solitary satellite prison. While he is awaitin...
shenmi meiren
shenmi meiren rated it 8 years ago
... not too bad, but lacking a bit - after the awesome Hyperion/Fall of Hyperion this seems somewhat lacking. perhaps too much foreshadowing, perhaps something else - not sure what - but though I did enjoy reading the book, I was not as riveted as with the previous two...
ooccmm
ooccmm rated it 8 years ago
This is an easy one. Dan Simmons' Cantos has become one of the most defining and important literary works in my life. You will not find the symbolism and tragedy of the Hyperion in this third volume, but I don't see this as it weakness. To me each book has its own purpose. This book was about action...
Booklog
Booklog rated it 9 years ago
The Hyperion universe is as creative as they come; imaginatively futuristic and fantastic with historic contextualization, deterministic and fatalistic, but ultimately about choices, sprawling, massive and intimate - it fits into a category of its own. Endymion continues that tradition in all of its...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 11 years ago
Almost three centuries after the Fall of Hyperion, the Time Tombs open and Aenea, child of Brawne Lamia and Johnny Keats emerges. Along with a former hunting guide named Raul Endymion and android A. Bettik, Aenea goes on a journey to fulfill her destiny as the one who teaches. Only the Pax has oth...
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