Hyperion (Hyperion Series #1) share button
Dan Simmons
Format Mass Market Paperback
Dimensions 4.54 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 1.08 (d)
Pages 512
Publisher Random House Publishing Group
Publication Date February 1990
ISBN 9780553283686
Book ISBN 10 0553283685
About Book
On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope—and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.

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. Reissue.


Gale Research

Gerald Jones, in his assessment for the New York Times Book Review, noted that Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion are "generously conceived and stylistically sure-handed books." The reviewer added that each of the pilgrims' stories "would make a superb novella on its own."

Denver Post

A magnificently original blend of themes and styles.