The Fall of Hyperion, Paperback Book
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The mysterious Time Tombs are opening and the Shrike that has risen from them may well control the fate of all mankind.

The Ousters are laying seige to the Hegemony of Man and the AIs we created have turned against us to build the Ultimate Intelligence; God.

The God of Machines. His genesis could mean annihilation for man.Something is drawing the hegemony, the Ousters, the AIs, the entire universe to the Shrike.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780575076389

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Like in the first book in this series, my favorite parts related to the socioeconomic and political consequences of relativity, including instant travel (or lack thereof) as well as their implications within Hegemony, TechnoCore, and Ouster societies and cultures. I never really latched onto or connected with any of the characters, which was the main issue preventing me from getting full-on into the book and buying into its sprawling universe. It took me a while to get through the last third or so, which suggests that it will be a while before I return to this series (although I'm not ruling it out, and will likely continue eventually). I think I would have liked the book more than the audiobook, something to consider!

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