Series: Hyperion Cantos

Author: Dan Simmons

Hyperion / The Fall of Hyperion / Endymion / Rise of Endymion (1998)
4.47 of 5 Votes: 4
The first two books in this series are pretty good, sort of a sci-fi Canterbury Tale. The whole thing is very ambitious, but ultimately just tries to do too much, borrowing from nearly every possible resource from Dante to Robinson Crusoe to Asimov to the Matrix to Star Trek. There are Martian P...
The Rise of Endymion (1998)
4.14 of 5 Votes: 3
Finally I have finished the entire Hyperion Cantos, the series than began with the all-time sci-fi classic Hyperion, almost concluded in The Fall of Hyperion, launched a second arc in Endymion and ends here with The Rise of Endymion. These last two books read more like a duology than the third an...
Endymion (1997)
4.11 of 5 Votes: 5
Centuries after the events of The Fall of Hyperion, and three and a half years after I read that book, Endymion takes place and I read it. I had actually forgotten that there was a book between this one and Hyperion; I described this as the second book in a series when friends asked me what I w...
The Fall of Hyperion (1995)
4.15 of 5 Votes: 4
There are few words that strike more fear in the hearts of Über-Intellectuals (as defined in my review of The Da Vinci Code, of all places) than the word “sequel”. Adored by Hollywood producers and publishing moguls alike for its low-risk, high profit profile, this extension of plot and character...