Item description for Hyperion (Spanish edition) by Carlos Alberto Gardini Dan Simmons...
On the planet called Hyperion, beyond the law and the reach of 28th-century science, waits the creature called the Shrike. Some worship it, some fear it, and some have vowed to destroy it. On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to the Valley of the Time Tombs, where the Shrike waits for them. They seek the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives and have resolved to die before discovering anything less than the secrets of the universe itself.
En el mundo llamado Hyperion, ms all de la Red de la Hegemona del Hombre, aguarda el Alcaudn, una singular y temible criatura a la que los miembros de la Iglesia de la Expiacin Final veneran como Seor del Dolor. En vsperas del Armageddon y bajo la amenaza de una guerra entre la Hegemona, los enjambres xter, y las inteligencias artificiales del TecnoNcleo, siete peregrinos acuden a Hyperion para recuperar un rito religioso. Todos son portadores de esperanzas imposibles y tambin de terribles secretos.
Outline On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope--and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.
A stunning tour de force, this Hugo Award-winning novel is the first volume in a remarkable new science fiction epic by the author of The Hollow Man.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 4.1" Height: 1.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Publisher Ediciones B
ISBN 8466617353 ISBN13 9788466617352
Reviews - What do customers think about Hyperion (Spanish edition)?
Great Jul 31, 2008
I just finished Hyperion and was amazed. I've read one other book by Dan Simmons - The Terror, which I absolutely loved - and I'm going through the rest of his books, starting with this one. The most powerful story has to be The Scholar's Tale - I was reading it during my lunch hour and had to choke back tears.
Excellent Jul 30, 2008
Admittedly, after reading Father Hoyt's tale, I almost quit reading. That tale alone is perhaps the most disturbing piece of "horror" fiction (from a philosophical perspective) that i've ever read. However, i'm grateful to have stuck it out because Hyperion did not disappoint. I found the book absolutely BRILLIANT in the way it slowly wove together pilgrims' tales. Some were heart-warning, some tragic, some vastly disturbing like that of Hoyt. All were meaningful in some way. However, the brilliance of Hyperion rests on the fact that it does not rely on simply an intriguing story...
While entertaining the reader, Hyperion also tackles age-old philosophical issues such as the meaning of life, the problem of pain & suffering in our world, the place of religion & church, etc. The book does not seem to be shoving any agendas so much as exploring several of them with a fair hand. For a religion major such as myself, I found it nothing short of fascinating. However, as I explained above, the book delivers on a human level as well & you won't find yourself short of horror, intrigue, suspense, and even a warming heart as the pilgrims journey on.
There are only a few noteworthy faults. 1 - Some may be turned off by the widespread use of profanity throughout the book. I'm quite used to language myself but Silenus disgusted me on multiple levels. The profanity does further the character development though & therefore serves a purpose. Also 2 - after 500 some pages, I was amazed to find that there was simply no conclusion. While i'm grateful for a sequel, having not realized its existence until far into the book, I have to admit the suspense nearly killed me. I just hope that Fall provides a sufficient answer to my many questions.
Disappointing Jul 6, 2008
Like much soft space opera-ish sci fi, Hyperion is filled with creative, brilliant, colorful, and sometimes inane and cheesy ideas. The prose doesn't live up to the majesty of the scenes being described, and sometimes the execution is inadequate, sometimes painfully so because it keeps some very interesting ideas, events, and themes from being properly explored. One thing I will give Simmons is that his use of recursive storytelling and the frame story, as well as his ability to imagine such a complex and compelling universe and story are excepional. I'll enjoy my memory of the stories, images, and ideas in Hyperion significantly more than the experience of actually reading it.
2 B Continued... Jun 30, 2008
So I liked Dan Simmons book The Terror, and I wrote a spectacular review of it if I do say so myself. The other Terror reviewers praised Hyperion so much that when I came across a copy of it at The Friends of the Library for only $1.00, well hot darn! Seeing that there are more reviews for Hyperion than my personal numerical reviewer ranking on this site, do we really need another? No! So I will make this snappy. [Everyone sing along with me.] Oh, we're off to see the Shrike the wonderful Shrike of Hyperion... because because because... because of all the shredding and time reverse killing they does. [Stop singing.] So after 480 pages we end up with six short stories with no ending. Great! You don't suppose that The Friends of the Library has the sequel for $0.50? And do I really want to read that one with no expectation of it having an ending? What's really sad is that a full grown man is reviewing an obscure sci-fi book 19 years after its first publishing.
Good Sci-fi Jun 13, 2008
I came into Hyperion because of Simmons [[ASIN:978-0380817924 Ilium (Paperback)]] and [[ASIN:978-0380817931 Olympos (Paperback)]]. This novel presents an interstellar Armaggedon five centuries from today that is started in the 19-20th century.
Simmons like to mix the old with the futuristic and always manages to pull it off. The Pilgrims' stories are good but I didn't like that they were recounted in third person when the stories were told by the referred-to Pilgrim. A broad range of emotions are presented by each of the characters and the stories can dig deep if you think about their basic premises (rage, faithlessness, love, despair, unacceptance, patriotism). All in all a good book (there are three more in the series) however it is not for young readers. If it were a movie it would be classified R (violence, sex, strong language).