On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;There are those who worship it.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;There are those who fear it.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;And there are those who have vowed to destroy it.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;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.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;Each carries a desperate hopeand a terrible secret.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;From the Paperback edition.
In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;Onthe world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;And the secrets they contain mean that nothingnothing anywhere in the universewill ever be the same.From the Paperback edition.
Jeremy Bremen has a secret.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;All his life he's been cursed with the ability to read minds.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;He knows the secret thoughts, fears, and desires of others as if they were his own.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;For years, his wife, Gail, has served as a shield between Jeremy and the burden of this terrible knowledge.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;But Gail is dying, her mindebbing slowly away, leaving him vulnerable to the chaotic flood of thought that threatens to sweep away his sanity.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;Now Jeremy is on the runfrom his mind, from his past, from himselfhoping to find peace in isolation.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;Instead he witnesses an act of brutality that propels him on a treacherous trek across adark and dangerous America.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;From a fantasy theme park to the lair of a killer to a sterile hospital room in St. Louis, he follows a voice that is calling him to witness the stunning mystery at the heart of mortality.From the Paperback edition.
A woman returns from the dead with disastrous results for the family who loves her.... An old-fashioned barbershop is the site of a medieval ritual of bloody terror.... During a post-apocalyptic Christmas celebration, a messenger from the South brings tidings of great horror.... From a ghostly Civil War battlefield to a combat theme park in Vietnam, from the omnipotent brain of an autistic boy to a shocking story of psychic vampires, journey into a world of fear and mystery, a chilling twilight zone of the mind.
The multipleawardwinning science fiction master returns to the universe that is his greatest triumphthe world of Hyperion and The Fall ofHyperion with a novel even more magnificent than its predecessors.Dan Simmons's Hyperion was an immediate sensation on its first publication in 1989. This staggering multifaceted tale of the far future heralded the conquest of the science fiction field by a man who had already won the World Fantasy Award for his first novel (Song of Kali) and had also published one of the most wellreceived horror novels in the field, Carrion Comfort. Hyperion went on to win the Hugo Award as Best Novel, and it and its companion volume, The Fall of Hyperion, took their rightful places in the science fiction pantheon of new classics.Now, six years later, Simmons returns to this richly imagined world of technological achievement, excitement, wonder and fear. Endymion is a story about love and memory, triumph and terroran instant candidate for the field's highest honors.From the Paperback edition.
The magnificent conclusion to one of the greatest science fiction sagas of our timeThe time of reckoning has arrived. As a final genocidal Crusade threatens to enslave humanity forever, a new messiah has come of age. She is Aenea and she has undergone a strange apprenticeship to those known as the Others. Now her protector, Raul Endymion, onetime shepherd and convicted murderer, must help her deliver her startling message to her growing army of disciples. But first they must embark on a final spectacular mission to discover the underlying meaning of the universe itself. They have been followed on their journey by the mysterious Shrikemonster, angel, killing machinewho is about to reveal the longheld secret of its origin and purpose. And on the planet of Hyperion, where the story first began, the final revelation will be deliveredan apocalyptic message that unlocks the secrets of existence and the fate of humankind in the galaxy.From the Paperback edition.