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Simmons has been mashing up horror, sci-fi, hard boiled crime novels, thrillers, and historical fiction while often stuffing his books with so many ideas that it was all I could do to keep up so this seemed like it could be a bit more than I could comfortably chew.
Just as I feared, while I was reading and nearing the end, Simmons crept into my house like a ninja and rammed a funnel into my skull. Then he poured his wild sci-fi ideas and concepts into my brain pan like a frat boy pouring the suds in a beer bong.
My mind overloaded, and I gibbered like a monkey on meth for fifteen seconds before passing out. Keep reading and one of these days, I will END you!
Simmons borrows the structure of The Canterbury Tales here. A powerful religion has grown around the Shrike and many make pilgrimages to try and see him from which almost no one ever returns. A former Consul of Hyperion is contacted by the Hegemony government and told that he must join a pilgrimage to see the Shrike with six others.
The Consul meets the other pilgrims which include a priest, a soldier, a poet, a scholar, a detective and the captain of a rare giant tree capable of space travel.
Yes, a giant tree moving through space.
Realizing that they must have been chosen to make the journey for a reason, they take turns telling the stories of their connections to Hyperion and the Shrike as they make their way towards the Time Tombs.
By using the different story tellers, Simmons gives different perspectives for tales as diverse as an interstellar war to a future detective story with big sci-fi action to quieter personal tragedies like a father losing his daughter to a horrible fate.
All of these stories eventually come back around to Hyperion and the Shrike. I was also impressed how Simmons writing this in foresaw a computer network linking people, but also turning them into information overloaded cyber junkies who confuse accumulating news with taking action.
Oh, and memo to George Lucas: Or just hire Simmons to write the damn thing for you. My only gripe is that while I knew there were sequels to this, I thought I was getting a complete story, and it definitely leaves a lot hanging for the next book."Recording The World Since " History About Us Testimonials News Service Contact; GOVERNMENT DIVISION ⇒ (Password Protected) NATURE DIVISION ⇒ (Public) Corporate Mission Since our inception in , Saul Mineroff Electronics, Inc.
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We touched upon the trail briefly in our lead-in to the Tour. I’ve written a series of posts about Brian Simmons because I consider his new “translation” of the Bible, the Passion Translation, to be one of the most dangerous developments in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)..
I recently ran across a television interview Simmons did last year on “Sid’s Roth’s It’s Supernatural,” where he makes a number of startling statements about his. Lendl Mark Platter Simmons (born 25 January ) is a Trinidadian cricketer who plays internationally for the West webkandii.com is a right-handed batsman, an occasional right-arm medium pace bowler, and a part-time wicket-keeper.
His uncle is former West Indian Test cricketer Phil Simmons. Pete Prisco and Jamey Eisenberg join Nick Kostos on HQ to break down the 5-year, $million extension for the Giants' star that makes him the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver. May 26, · First of all, let me begin by saying that I really enjoyed reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons.
The depth, variety and scope of his imagination is a joy for any science fiction fan.