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Scruffy
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Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
I bought both 1 and 2 today.

Bookstore I was at had a 1st edition of the second book available for $20. Grabbed it and the 1st book.

Summary I read on Goodreads seemed real interesting.


JawjaTigah
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
Scruffy used first person!
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I bought both 1 and 2 today...Summary I read...

Not used to that.


Scruffy
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
Read my sig quote!



tigervet4
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
I have read them and really enjoyed it. Definitely one of my favorite SciFi series. The first book takes the style of a series of different tales while the others are more traditional but all of them are good.


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MSMHater
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
Simmons prose is incredible. Reading it makes you realize just how simple/ basic most of the other stuff we read really is. But the story sometimes gets lost in it. Not as bad as Rothfuss, but close. And it's a really cool story with alot of depth to it. Push through when/ if it gets slow or tedious.
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Sun God
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
My favorite sci fi series ever. You're in for a treat. First book is in a Canterbury Tales style and gives background on each main character. Ends in a cliffhanger. Second book deals with them unraveling the mystery of the Shrike and the Time Tombs.


auyushu
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
First two books (really their own series) are some of the best sci fi around.The second 2 book series set in the future that concludes the series is very solid as well, but a different style entirely.


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BloodSweat&Beers
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
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I bought both 1 and 2 today.

Bookstore I was at had a 1st edition of the second book available for $20. Grabbed it and the 1st book.

Summary I read on Goodreads seemed real interesting.


This is my recommendation every time there is a Sci Fi book thread.

I view the first book as a work of literary art.

The second book and the rest of the series are great but Hyperion is Dan Simmons's masterpiece.


CoachChappy
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
I just bought book 1 on amazon for Kindle. I can't wait to read it now.


ETA: Holy Shit! I just finished the first chapter. If the rest of the book is as good or better, it will be amazing.
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JawjaTigah
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
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Read my sig quote!


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CoachChappy
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
I just finished the 1st book. There is a lot to digest. What a great story?


jonboy
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
Only book I've ever read where once it ended, I literally dropped the book like it was a hot potato and said, "What the frick did I just read?!"


CoachChappy
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
I'm on book 3 now. I can't stop. I want more Shrike!


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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
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I just bought book 1 on amazon for Kindle. I can't wait to read it now.


Same here. Eurotrip starting tomorrow and I just picked up Book 1 thanks to this thread.


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wareaglepete
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
Great stories. That Shrike had me creeped out.


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Cooter Davenport
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
It’s great.

The best one is the first though.

The priest’s story. Holy shite. That’s stuck with me heavily for years.


CoachChappy
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
Ok, I just finished the last book.

I don’t even know how where to start. What an incredible series


AUveritas
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
Summer of Night is his best work imo. It's more horror. Very reminiscent of "It" but better.


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boxcarbarney
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
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Hyperion series


So its a series of 4 books? And the series is completed? I wanna make sure before I pick these up. I'm a little gunshy from Martin and Lynch.


BloodSweat&Beers
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re: Anyone read the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons?
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So its a series of 4 books? And the series is completed? I wanna make sure before I pick these up. I'm a little gunshy from Martin and Lynch.


Yes it is complete
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