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.
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This is Great but Please make an English version of Illiam and Olympos undramitized and unabridged. :)
"Hyperion" is the first of four novels often referred to as the Hyperion Cantos ("Hyperion", "The Fall of Hyperion", "Endymion", and "The Rise of Endymion"). Calling this novel a cross genre tour de force or trying to synopsize the complex plot would be a disservice to one of the best written, emotion packed works of fiction I have read (listened to) in the last 20 years. I think that I will simply call this one of the great reads in SciFi. This audio audition is superbly narrated.
I have read all 4 books in the "Hyperion Cantos" and completely enjoyed them. A modern SciFI classic. I decided to download book one because I felt that this series would lend itself to a dramatic reading and I was not disappointed. The book is inspired by Chaucer's Canturbury Tails and the titles come from the poetry of Keats. Literate SF at its very best. The story of 7 pilgrims in a far future world and why they are on Hyperion. Complex, challenging and rewarding.