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"The blaze, the splendor, and the symmetry"

Advantages: A great story that shows sci-fi doesn't have to be pulp
Disadvantages: Ends on a cliff-hanger

By the 29th century, 'old' Earth is gone but mankind is spread out throughout and beyond the galaxy. The human Hegemony has conquered not only hundreds of planets, but also space-time itself: faster than light travel between the many home worlds is a real ...

Calypte 02.01.2011 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Hyperion - Dan Simmons

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Follow The Yellow Brick Road

Advantages: Masterful story-telling, very strong characters
Disadvantages: None

If you think that the Web dominates communications today, get yourself put into cryogenic fugue for eight hundred years or so, and if Dan Simmonsí vision comes to pass, not only will they actually be able to revive you, youíll be able to see *real* Web do ...

TallTone 27.02.2002 ∑ Read full review
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Oh no i've finished the book

Advantages: adventure, thriller, SF, Fantasy, spy, detective the works
Disadvantages: the story doesnt end with this book

Having read the Dune series and Asimovís Foundation as well I didnít expect to read another book that caught my imagination like they did, well I was wrong. Although I have compare this book to Dune and Foundation this book has been written in a comple ...

iriyas 13.09.2002 ∑ Read full review
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The Work of a Genius

Advantages: Incredible plot, wonderfully written, superb characters
Disadvantages: the ending

Imagination is a word so often overused, but the thing is so often unused in the modern world. I have always had a very active imagination, but often found it difficult to put down in word form exactly what I want to say . Strange that. That you can have ...

Atomcreator 11.06.2003 ∑ Read full review
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Shrike. Be scared...

Advantages: This is seven or eight books in one.
Disadvantages: You know you'll have to read the other three books!

...How could Ciao miss out the first of the four books in the "Hyperion Cantos" and still have the last of the four as a category? This MUST be rectified! Here goes... Hyperion can be read as a standalone piece of literature, but is superbly supplemented ...

one47 15.06.2001 ∑ Read full review
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