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. From the Paperback edition.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Containment field, Endymion (Simmons novel), Erg (Hyperion), Farcaster, Hyperion (Simmons novel), Hyperion Cantos, Needlegun, Orphans of the Helix, Ousters, Technocore, Templars (Hyperion Cantos), The Fall of Hyperion, The Rise of Endymion. Excerpt: The Hyperion Cantos is a series of science fiction novels by Dan Simmons. The title was originally used for the collection of the first pair of books in the series, Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion, and later came to refer to the overall storyline, including Endymion, The Rise of Endymion, and a number of short stories. Within the fictional storyline, the Hyperion Cantos is an epic poem written by the character Martin Silenus. Of the four novels, Hyperion received the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1990; The Fall of Hyperion won the Locus and British Science Fiction Association Awards in 1991; and The Rise of Endymion received the Locus Award in 1998. All four novels were also nominated for various science fiction awards. A film adaptation of the series titled Hyperion is being developed by Warner Bros. and will encompass the Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion novels. First published in 1989, Hyperion has the structure of a frame story, similar to Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron. The story weaves the interlocking tales of a diverse group of travelers sent on a pilgrimage to the Time Tombs on Hyperion. The travelers have been sent by the Church of the Final Atonement, alternately known as the Shrike Church, and the Hegemony (the government of the human star systems) to make a request of the Shrike. As they progress in their journey, each of the pilgrims tells their tale. This book concludes the story begun in Hyperion. It abandons the storytelling frame structure of the first novel, and is instead presented primarily as a series of...
A stunning tour de force filled with transcendent awe and wonder, Hyperion is a masterwork of science fiction that resonates with excitement and invention, the first volume in a remarkable epic by the multiple-award-winning author of The Hollow Man. On the world called Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a 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. Praise for Dan Simmons and Hyperion “Dan Simmons has brilliantly conceptualized a future 700 years distant. In sheer scope and complexity it matches, and perhaps even surpasses, those of Isaac Asimov and James Blish.”—The Washington Post Book World “An unfailingly inventive narrative . . . generously conceived and stylistically sure-handed.”—The New York Times Book Review “Simmons’s own genius transforms space opera into a new kind of poetry.”—The Denver Post “An essential part of any science fiction collection.”—Booklist
Op de verre planeet Hyperion, waar de technologische kennis van de achtentwintigste eeuw nauwelijks is doorgedrongen en de wetten van de Hegemonie der Mensheid hun geldingskracht verliezen, loert de Shrike. Door sommigen als een godheid vereerd, door anderen als een monster gevreesd. In het dal van de Tijdtombes, waar geheimzinnige monumenten terug in de tijd reizen met een boodschap uit de toekomst, wacht de Shrike iedereen op. Terwijl het heelal door oorlogen wordt verscheurd en de mensheid door de barbaarse Ousters wordt bedreigd, maken zeven pelgrims hun laatste reis naar de Tijdtombes, op zoek naar antwoorden op de grote levensvragen en het mysterie van de Shrike. Elk van hen heeft zo zijn eigen reden voor deze tocht, ook de verrader in hun midden... Dan Simmons, onder meer winnaar van de World Fantasy Award, heeft zijn veelzijdige talent meerdere malen bewezen met prijswinnende sciencefiction en horror-fantasyromans. Hyperion werd bekroond met de Hugo Award en de Locus Award. 'Zonder enige twijfel een meesterwerk.' Tor.com `Dit verhaal zal net als een levendige droom verbazen en boeien. TwistedSciFi.com
As with Longfellow's other works, this romantic novel is written in his unrivaled style and grace. Hyperion will enchant and captivate the reader with its characters and manner.
Hyperion es la aclamada primera novela de la tetralogía Los Cantos de Hyperion, una saga fundamental de la ciencia ficción moderna que fue galardonada con tres premios Locus y el Hugo de 1990 por el presente título. La publicación de la serie a lo largo de la década de 1990 coronó a Dan Simmons como un referente indiscutible del género, capaz de construir un mundo al estilo de los Cuentos deCanterbury, y al mismo tiempo hacer un claro homenaje a John Keats. En el mundo llamado Hyperion, más allá de la Red de la Hegemonía del Hombre, aguarda el Alcaudón, una sorprendente y temible criatura a la que los miembros de la Iglesia de la Expiación Final veneran como Señor del Dolor. En vísperas del Armagedón y con el trasfondo de la posible guerra entre la Hegemonía, los enjambres Éxter y las inteligencias artificiales del TecnoNúcleo, siete peregrinos acuden a Hyperion para resucitar un antiguo rito religioso. Todos ellos son portadores de esperanzas imposibles y, también, de terribles secretos. Un diplomático, un sacerdote católico, un militar, un poeta, un profesor, una detective y un navegante entrecruzan sus destinos en su peregrinar en busca del Alcaudón mientras rastrean las Tumbas del Tiempo, majestuosas e incomprensibles construcciones que albergan un secreto del futuro. «Pocas lecturas dejan el poso inevitable que logra esta serie. Cualquier obra de Simmons merece ser leída, pero esta, además, no se olvida nunca.» Miquel Barceló «Los Cantos de Hyperion establece el estándar de la ciencia ficción para el siglo XXI.» Peter F. Hamilton «Esta saga puedeleerse como un libro de aventuras, un ejemplo de ciberpunk, una alegoría o una novela estructuralista en clave de ciencia ficción; en cualquier caso, debe ser leída por todo aquel que tenga un mínimo interés en la ciencia ficción… aunque muchos otros también la encontrarán imprescindible.»Tom Whitmore
Hyperion is a novel of stirring lyricism, philosophical sublimity, and enduring influence. It stands among Hölderlin’s most extraordinary achievements. A Greek hermit recounts the pivotal phases of his life, from his discovery of the vanished glory of antiquity, through his encounter with his beloved Diotima, who embodies his goal of merging with "the All of nature," to his participation in a Greek uprising against Ottoman Turkish tyranny. Hölderlin’s sole novel has been celebrated for its musicality, the power of its cadences and tones to express a constant oscillation between extremes of grief and joy. Though Hölderlin’s genius was not widely recognized during his lifetime, he has come to be regarded as one of the most significant and unique poets in the German language.
This is the extended edition including an extensive primer on the author's life and works as well as a detailed introductory note to the work itself. Hyperion is the name of a prose romance, that the author wrote in 1839. The basis of it was the experience of Mr. Longfellow in Europe in 1835 and 1836. He left New York in the spring of 1835, accompanied by his wife and two friends; spent the summer in England and Northern Europe, but went to Rotterdam in the fall. There his wife died at the end of November. He travelled thence alone to Heidelberg, where he passed the winter, and in the following summer was in the Tyrol and Switzerland, returning to America in October, 1836. The route from Rotterdam to Heidelberg is precisely that of Paul Flemming, the book's protagonist, while the studies of his hero in Heidelberg, his friendships and his excursions in the coming summer, correspond substantially with Mr. Longfellow's own course, as indicated in his diary and letters.
HYPERION IS BACK! Or is he? The high-powered hero is hiding in plain sight, driving a truck across the U.S. to learn about the country he has adopted. Along the way, he picks up a lone runaway named Doll, who has more baggage than he anticipated. Doll is in danger, chased by a pack of freaks and lunatics known as THE CARNIES. Will Hyperion reveal himself to save her? Maybe! Will he use a tractor trailer as a baseball bat? Probably! COLLECTING: HYPERION 1-5.
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - In John Lyly's Endymion, Sir Topas is made to say; "Dost thou know what a Poet is? Why, fool, a Poet is as much as one should say, - a Poet!" And thou, reader, dost thou know what a hero is? Why, a hero is as much as one should say, - a hero! Some romance-writers, however, say much more than this. Nay, the old Lombard, Matteo Maria Bojardo, set all the church-bells in Scandiano ringing, merely because he had found a name for one of his heroes. Here, also, shall church-bells be rung, but more solemnly. The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone. Shadows of evening fall around us, and the world seems but a dim reflection, - itself a broader shadow. We look forward into the coming, lonely night. The soul withdraws into itself. Then stars arise, and the night is holy. Paul Flemming had experienced this, though still young. The friend of his youth was dead. The bough had broken "under the burden of the unripe fruit." And when, after a season, he looked up again from the blindness of his sorrow, all things seemed unreal. Like the man, whose sight had been restored by miracle, he beheld men, as trees, walking. His household gods were broken. He had no home. His sympathies cried aloud from his desolate soul, and there came no answer from the busy, turbulent world around him. He did not willingly give way to grief. He struggled to be cheerful, - to be strong. But he could no longer look into the familiar faces of his friends. He could no longer live alone, where he had lived with her. He went abroad, that the sea might be between him and the grave. Alas! Between him and his sorrow there could be no sea, but that of time.
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
HYPERION IS BACK! Or is he? The high-powered hero is hiding in plain sight, driving a truck across the U.S. to learn about the country he has adopted. Along the way, he picks up a lone runaway named Doll, who has more baggage than he anticipated. Doll is in danger, chased by a pack of freaks and lunatics known as THE CARNIES. Will Hyperion reveal himself to save her? Maybe! Will he use a tractor trailer as a baseball bat? Probably! COLLECTING: HYPERION 1-5
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Vom Titanenkampf, vom Sturz der alten Götter und ihrem Aufbegehren gegen die neuen Herrscher im Olymp handelt das dramatische Gedicht Hyperion des Lyrikers John Keats (1795-1821), der mit Shelley und Lord Byron zu den Hauptvertretern der englischen Romantik gehört. Hyperion, ein Hohelied auf die Freiheit, auf Rebellion und Kampf gegen Unterdrückung, ein unsterbliches Werk der Weltliteratur, wird hier in einer freien Nachdichtung von Manfred Ehmer vorgelegt.
Nel 2700 gli esseri umani, grazie allo sviluppo della tecnologia dei teleporter, si spostano istantaneamente nella galassia, ma un terribile esperimento, il Grande Errore, ha causato la distruzione della Terra e la diaspora dell’uomo nello spazio, dando vita così a una nuova federazione che unisce tutti i mondi abitati: l’Egemonia dell’Uomo. Alla vigilia dell’Armageddon, sette pellegrini affrontano un ultimo viaggio verso Hyperion, in cerca delle risposte agli enigmi della loro vita. Ognuno di loro deve raccontare agli altri la propria storia, per farsi conoscere e dimostrare di non essere una spia. I racconti dei sette ruotano intorno ai mondi e alle difficoltà che circondano lo spazio: dalla minaccia degli Ouster, discendenti dei primi coloni che fanno a meno della tecnologia, al ruolo della Chiesa Shrike, temuta da tutti. E in questi racconti, di una bellezza sfolgorante, sta la chiave che permetterebbe loro di salvare l’umanità. Torna in libreria un grande classico della fantascienza, definito una delle letture fondamentali per gli amanti del genere, e non solo.
On the planet called Hyperion, beyond the law and the reach of 28th-century science, waits the creature called the Shrike. Some worship it, some fear it, and some have vowed to destroy it. On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to the Valley of the Time Tombs, where the Shrike waits for them. They seek the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives and have resolved to die before discovering anything less than the secrets of the universe itself. En el mundo llamado Hyperion, más allá de la Red de la Hegemonía del Hombre, aguarda el Alcaudón, una singular y temible criatura a la que los miembros de la Iglesia de la Expiación Final veneran como Señor del Dolor. En vísperas del Armageddon y bajo la amenaza de una guerra entre la Hegemonía, los enjambres éxter, y las inteligencias artificiales del TecnoNúcleo, siete peregrinos acuden a Hyperion para recuperar un rito religioso. Todos son portadores de esperanzas imposibles y también de terribles secretos.