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Ilium - Dan Simmons
Ilium
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The Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars -- observed and influenced from on high by Zeus and his immortal family -- and twenty-first-century professor Thomas Hockenberry is there to play a role in the insidious private wars of vengeful gods and goddesses. On Earth, a small band of... show more
The Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars -- observed and influenced from on high by Zeus and his immortal family -- and twenty-first-century professor Thomas Hockenberry is there to play a role in the insidious private wars of vengeful gods and goddesses. On Earth, a small band of the few remaining humans pursues a lost past and devastating truth -- as four sentient machines depart from Jovian space to investigate, perhaps terminate, the potentially catastrophic emissions emanating from a mountaintop miles above the terraformed surface of the Red Planet.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780380817924 (0380817926)
Publisher: HarperTorch
Pages no: 752
Edition language: English
Series: Ilium (#1)
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Keely
Keely rated it
I love the idea of a throwback, an author who takes cues from classics and puts a new spin on them. Mieville took rollicking pulp and updated it, Susanna Clarke made fairy tales and the Gothic novel sing for a modern audience--but if you're going to write in the style of a bygone great, take only th...
Clouds' Cloudscapes
Clouds' Cloudscapes rated it
5.0
Christmas 2010: I realised that I had got stuck in a rut. I was re-reading old favourites again and again, waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works. Something had to be done.On the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge, to read every book to have won the Locus Sci-Fi award. That’...
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it
3.0
I get a strange vibe from this book so far. I do not mind spoilers, so I have read quite a few other reviews and I understand that three storylines will get closer and closer, but so far while I love Illiad based storyline, I find the other two quite boring and hard to get into. We shall see if I ch...
Only the good stuff
Only the good stuff rated it
5.0 Ilium
Spectacular. I loved the interplay between the robots, the literary references, and the reimagining of the Iliad. The lynchpin of the story is why would the post humans do such a thing is an unresolved question, but perhaps the answer lies somewhere in the ocean of human weakness and the temptatio...
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