Hyperion (Gollancz S.F.)
by Dan Simmons
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575081147
Date: 02 August 2007 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Dan Simmons's award-winning Hyperion is one of the seminal SF novels of the modern era, a genuine 'must read'. Gollancz rightly include it in their Future Classics, series, though I'd argue that this particular title is already a classic right now.
"It is the 29th century and the universe of the Human Hegemony is under threat. Invasion by the warlike Ousters looms, and the mysterious schemes of the secessionist AI TechnoCore bring chaos ever closer. On the eve of disaster, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set fourth on a final voyage to the legendary Time Tombs on Hyperion, home to the Shrike, a lethal creature, part god and part killing machine, whose powers transcend the limits of time and space. The pilgrims have resolved to die before discovering anything less than the secrets of the universe itself."