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Hyperion by Dan Simmons - Book Review

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Hyperion is one of my favourite science fiction novels. It’s one of the few books I’ve actually read twice (I’m not one of those re-reader types). 779 more words



In the course of narrowly escaping death in an 1865 train wreck and trying to rescue fellow passengers, Dickens encounters a ghoulish figure named Drood, who had apparently been traveling in a coffin. 538 more words

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Dan Simmons' 'Hyperion' - A Review

This is the first book in a science fiction tetralogy called The Hyperion Cantos by the versatile and consistently readable Dan Simmons.  I won’t even try to beat around the bush here to pad out this review: … 887 more words

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Sherlock in the White City: "The Fifth Heart" by Dan Simmons

Originally published in The Denver Post.

In the spring of 1893, five years before he would publish “The Turn of the Screw,” Henry James decides to celebrate his 50th birthday in Paris by drowning himself in the river Seine. 460 more words

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Song of Kali, by Dan Simmons - Book Review

In SF fandom Dan Simmons is especially known for the Hyperion Cantos series, and with a reason: those books, especially the first two – Hyperion… 699 more words


Spring Into Horror Read-a-thon 2015: What I'm Reading

Time for daffodils, tulips, and scary reading!  My selections for this year’s Spring Into Horror Read-a-thon are not primarily horror, but they do have their scary or mysterious elements. 477 more words

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To Journey Through Space and Time

I love science fiction. My latest foray into the scifi universe began today as I started listening to the audio book Hyperion by Dan Simmons. I’ve barely scratched the surface of this book, but so far I am thoroughly enjoying it. 587 more words