The Fall of Hyperion and the opening of the Time Tombs is told mostly from the point of view of a cybrid created by the TechnoCore (AIs), with the memory of the poet John Keats. He is able to watch, in dreams, what happens to the pilgrims at the time tombs: Kassad looking for his love, Moneta, and to destroy the Shrike, Sol, trying to understand whether he should give his infant daughter up as a sacrifice, Brawne, with her implant of the original Keats persona, the Consul, the poet Silenus who wants to finish his Cantos and the priest Hoyt, carrying Father Dure's DNA in another cruciform. While the pilgrims seek the truth of the time tombs, Gladstone, the CEO of the Hegemony, wages war against the TechnoCore and the Ousters - and she needs to find out the truth about the TechnoCore's intentions, and those of the Ousters...
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The review of this Book prepared by Paul W
Second book of the Hyperion saga, THE FALL OF HYPERION has been published in 1990.
All the questions found in HYPERION will be answered here. the story is told with the subjective point of view of the second clone of english poet John Keats. This cybrid is able, while dreaming, to witness what happens to the seven pilgrims of Hyperion. Meanwhile, the Extros are invading the Hyperion system and become a threat for the Hegemony while President Gladstone has to take a terrible decision : will she dare to send her warships to Hyperion and risk a global war that could be fatal to the planets under her juridiction ?
Great following to a book that has changed the face of modern science-fiction.
The review of this Book prepared by Daniel Staebler