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It is the 29th century and the universe of the Human Hegemony is under threat. Invasion by the warlike Ousters looms, and the mysterious schemes of the secessionist AI TechnoCore bring chaos ever closer.
On the eve of disaster, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set fourth on a final voyage to the legendary Time Tombs on Hyperion, home to the Shrike, a lethal creature, part god and part killing machine, whose powers transcend the limits of time and space. The pilgrims have resolved to die before discovering anything less than the secrets of the universe itself.
Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, 1990
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This book/series ranks among the very best SciFi you can get. It's that simple.
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Absolutely fantastic book. Read all 4 books in the series back to back...just brilliant.

At 99p gotta be worth a try!
I'm not a regular science fiction reader. I found the books to be utterly incomprehensible, plots and characters moving about in time and interfering with themselves. I enjoyed the writing style, which was enough to keep me going.

This book doesn't come to a conclusion though. 99p is a good price, but if you want to know how it all ends you're going to have to stump up full price for the others. Like paying 99p for the Fellowship of the Ring. Having said that, I read them and still couldn't tell you what happened.
Edited by: "nigelnorris" 30th Jun
This book/series ranks among the very best SciFi you can get. It's that simple.
Thanks had it on my wishlist for a while.
nigelnorris30/06/2019 11:45

I'm not a regular science fiction reader. I found the books to be utterly …I'm not a regular science fiction reader. I found the books to be utterly incomprehensible, plots and characters moving about in time and interfering with themselves. I enjoyed the writing style, which was enough to keep me going.This book doesn't come to a conclusion though. 99p is a good price, but if you want to know how it all ends you're going to have to stump up full price for the others. Like paying 99p for the Fellowship of the Ring. Having said that, I read them and still couldn't tell you what happened.


No you don't. You can just wait for the other books to be discounted. Amazon regularly discount all of the books in series.
Sometimes you just need to be patient.

I've got such a back catalogue though that I have multiple series where I've bought all books for e.g. 99p, and not read any of them yet.

Hopefully I'll like them, but if I don't it's at most £4 or £5 spent, which is the normal price of one book anyway.

These are hefty books, so I imagine plenty won't want to read them back to back anyway.
Thanks, I'll try this
nigelnorris30/06/2019 11:45

I'm not a regular science fiction reader. I found the books to be utterly …I'm not a regular science fiction reader. I found the books to be utterly incomprehensible, plots and characters moving about in time and interfering with themselves. I enjoyed the writing style, which was enough to keep me going.This book doesn't come to a conclusion though. 99p is a good price, but if you want to know how it all ends you're going to have to stump up full price for the others. Like paying 99p for the Fellowship of the Ring. Having said that, I read them and still couldn't tell you what happened.


Sorry man but this book is very comprehensible, I read it when I was 12... Fantastic series, the author wrote some amazing other ones too...
Doesn't look like I was that impressed by this series judging by the score I gave them 9 years ago:-

Number 17, 18, 20 and 21 in this list, good but not brilliant; really liked "Illium" and "Olympus" by this author.

avforums.com/thr…80/
Amazing book and fantastic series, would love to see these books on the big screen
Sparco30/06/2019 17:10

Doesn't look like I was that impressed by this series judging by the score …Doesn't look like I was that impressed by this series judging by the score I gave them 9 years ago:-Number 17, 18, 20 and 21 in this list, good but not brilliant; really liked "Illium" and "Olympus" by this author.https://www.avforums.com/threads/irobots-sci-fi-book-list.1392480/


Good list, I'm gonna check some of those out.
Sparco30/06/2019 17:10

Doesn't look like I was that impressed by this series judging by the score …Doesn't look like I was that impressed by this series judging by the score I gave them 9 years ago:-Number 17, 18, 20 and 21 in this list, good but not brilliant; really liked "Illium" and "Olympus" by this author.https://www.avforums.com/threads/irobots-sci-fi-book-list.1392480/


Ubik a 5! Gosh (but then you gave nearly all of Philip K Dick's works a 5)

That's a 10 to me, or at least an 8 or 9.

Do Androids Dream of Electric sheep probably is around a 7, but it's in way no his best work. One of his most accessible sure, but not best.

Flowers for Algernon should be a 9 I'd say.

I am Legend an 8

I'd give the Player of Games a 6 heh, but I know that won't be a common opinion.
Really wasn't impressed by the actual writing. Interesting ideas, but I felt no emotional characterisation really.

And you gave Neuromancer only a 6, it's a classic!

Guess you weren't then at least a fan of cyberpunk or pre cyberpunk science fiction (Neal Stephenson being post)

All personal taste I guess.

Dune is definitely a classic.

And good to see some love for Neal Stephenson.

Lol @ Quicksilver getting a 3.

I loved Snow Crash, The Diamond Age and Cryptonomicon, and tried to read Quicksilver twice and never got far!
So dense and detailed.

You've read a series amount!
Edited by: "Shinoke" 30th Jun
Hot, Love Scifi. Gonna have to wait a while for the other books to drop in price
Two seperate Duology connnected by universe and some characters, part 1 and 2 good highly recommended , athoter two struggle but finished to end series.
hotyoda30/06/2019 11:06

Absolutely fantastic book. Read all 4 books in the series back to …Absolutely fantastic book. Read all 4 books in the series back to back...just brilliant. At 99p gotta be worth a try!


You do really neee to read Fall of Hyperion too. If you just read Hyperion it would be like stopping halfway through the book.
Love your alias, my nickname throughout secondary school was Haggis.....not because I resemble one I hasten to add but due to my mother being Scottish. Still get called it by a couple of my brothers friends lol
Shinoke30/06/2019 18:10

Ubik a 5! Gosh (but then you gave nearly all of Philip K Dick's works a …Ubik a 5! Gosh (but then you gave nearly all of Philip K Dick's works a 5)That's a 10 to me, or at least an 8 or 9.Do Androids Dream of Electric sheep probably is around a 7, but it's in way no his best work. One of his most accessible sure, but not best.Flowers for Algernon should be a 9 I'd say.I am Legend an 8I'd give the Player of Games a 6 heh, but I know that won't be a common opinion.Really wasn't impressed by the actual writing. Interesting ideas, but I felt no emotional characterisation really.And you gave Neuromancer only a 6, it's a classic!Guess you weren't then at least a fan of cyberpunk or pre cyberpunk science fiction (Neal Stephenson being post)All personal taste I guess.Dune is definitely a classic.And good to see some love for Neal Stephenson.Lol @ Quicksilver getting a 3.I loved Snow Crash, The Diamond Age and Cryptonomicon, and tried to read Quicksilver twice and never got far!So dense and detailed.You've read a series amount!


It took be about 15 years to eventually get through Quicksilver/The Confusion/System of the World, it didn't get any better though The Confusion had some good bits in it.

Cryptonomicon though could be my favourite book ever.
peakbear30/06/2019 20:10

It took be about 15 years to eventually get through Quicksilver/The …It took be about 15 years to eventually get through Quicksilver/The Confusion/System of the World, it didn't get any better though The Confusion had some good bits in it.Cryptonomicon though could be my favourite book ever.


It can't quite have been 15 years if I got Quicksilver in 2003 as I finished them in 2016I think, so only 13 years then.
One of the best series I have ever read. Highly recommended, but you have to read them all.
Shinoke30/06/2019 18:10

Ubik a 5! Gosh (but then you gave nearly all of Philip K Dick's works a …Ubik a 5! Gosh (but then you gave nearly all of Philip K Dick's works a 5)That's a 10 to me, or at least an 8 or 9.Do Androids Dream of Electric sheep probably is around a 7, but it's in way no his best work. One of his most accessible sure, but not best.Flowers for Algernon should be a 9 I'd say.I am Legend an 8I'd give the Player of Games a 6 heh, but I know that won't be a common opinion.Really wasn't impressed by the actual writing. Interesting ideas, but I felt no emotional characterisation really.And you gave Neuromancer only a 6, it's a classic!Guess you weren't then at least a fan of cyberpunk or pre cyberpunk science fiction (Neal Stephenson being post)All personal taste I guess.Dune is definitely a classic.And good to see some love for Neal Stephenson.Lol @ Quicksilver getting a 3.I loved Snow Crash, The Diamond Age and Cryptonomicon, and tried to read Quicksilver twice and never got far!So dense and detailed.You've read a series amount!


I didn't enjoy Philip K Dick's works that much. Well written but similar themes. Then I got annoyed because I was collecting the Masterworks series and they kept adding lots of Philip K Dick books !
Hehe.

The SF Masterworks series is great.

Collecting them too on Kindle.

There's a reason so many of Philip K Dick's works are in there

Similar themes is a sign of an auteur

If I see a book for 99p and it's SF Masterworks, then I hit buy.

Flowers for Algernon was so moving, and I really enjoyed I Am Legend, nothing like the film really (although I enjoyed that a bit too).

There's a fair few that are £1.99 at the moment. Bought about half of those.
Sparco30/06/2019 17:10

Doesn't look like I was that impressed by this series judging by the score …Doesn't look like I was that impressed by this series judging by the score I gave them 9 years ago:-Number 17, 18, 20 and 21 in this list, good but not brilliant; really liked "Illium" and "Olympus" by this author.https://www.avforums.com/threads/irobots-sci-fi-book-list.1392480/


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