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Hyperion by Dan Simmons was the 36th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: May 1, 2012 - May 31, 2012


How/Why was this book chosen:

It won a poll of Sword &Laser's Goodreads Group members.

Hyperion by Dan Simmons                                        113 votes 28.4%

Old Man's War by John Scalzi                                     94 votes 23.6%

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin        77 votes 19.3%

The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks                       76 votes 19.1%

The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke                 38 votes 9.5%


Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of Hyperion

Sword & Laser Podcasts and Videos: Kick Off: S&L Video 3 Check In: S&L 100 Wrap Up: S&L Video 4


Hyperion by Dan SimmonsEdit

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. 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.

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