Hyperion Book Summary and Study Guide

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To meet the great Hyperion, a group travels on a spaceship and tell their stories about their connection it.
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The review of this Book prepared by Vervian

Hyperion is a multifaceted story about a group of pilgrims journeying to what they think will be their deaths at the Time Tombs on the planet Hyperion. Each tells their story, in an attempt to create a picture of what might happen when the time tonbs, moving backward through time, open. At the same time, the Hegemony, governing hundreds of planets, is moving towards war with the Ousters (Humans who stay in space), and everyone is trying to find out more about the Technocore - AI's who run much of the Hegemony's political and communicative structures, and who have their own agenda...
The review of this Book prepared by Paul W

Hyperion follows the story of 7 pilgrims, each trying to reach the mysterious time tombs for their own different reasons. While a war is about to break, they have to unravel the secrets of the Tombs... and of the monster that guards them, The Shrike.

The review of this Book prepared by Omer

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's


Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human freighter/transport A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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