Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Fall of Hyperion

The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #2)The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As much as I liked Hyperion, I think I liked The Fall of Hyperion more. The majority of the story was told from two perspectives, the CEO of the Hegemony Meina Gladstone and the Joseph Severn. The CEO is essentially the President of the Universe she makes hard choices to free everyone from the unseen tyranny of the AI living amongst them. Severn, a cybrid which is an AI mind fused into a human body, shares the furthering journey of the Shrike Pilgrims from the first book through dreams. It's worth noting that Severn is a cybrid based on the DNA of the Poet John Keats who happened to write and abandon an epic poem titled Hyperion. All of the events calumniate in the end of the book where life is in disarray but there is hope.

I look forward to reading books three and four to see where this goes. Simmons' writing style has me hooked, its smart and thought provoking. I hope the last two are as good as the first two.

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