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HYPERION - Dan Simmons, 1989

Working on a lot of script things over the years, one question that’s often come up in my mind is: “If you could adapt one series from whatever medium into film or television, what would it be?” And quite simply, it’s HYPERION. 1,045 more words


The Crook Factory - Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons has a great many strengths as a writer. Deft plotting, strong characterization, skillful use of language, all the basics. But his greatest strength, by far, is his ideas. 617 more words


Cycles of Time & Civilisation - "THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE" (Niven & Pournelle, 1974)

A thief was on trial before the Sultan and sentenced to death. He asked the Sultan to spare his life.
“You don’t know it, but I am the greatest teacher in your land.
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This Is Carrion Comfort

Dan Simmons is slowly becoming a sure bet for me when looking for something new to read.  I’d initially picked up the first book in his Science Fiction saga, … 850 more words


Diss me, bloggers, for I have sinned


It has been four months since I last read a published novel.

I have re-read parts of old favorites. I have read novels (and one screenplay) from members of my writer’s group, Writers Under the Arch. 609 more words


A.A.W. -- Platonic Relationships

Aro Awareness Week continues with a post about platonic relationships! This isn’t platonic relationships with specific aromantic headcanons, unfortunately – although I have already mentioned Val as being very aro, I do consider both Mahnmut and Orphu unquestionably aro, and I can make cases for anyone in the Elementary trio. 798 more words

More Thoughts on the Hyperion Saga

More specifically, thoughts on the second half of the series, Endymion and Rise of Endymion.

I really enjoyed the first two books in the… 1,144 more words