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595 pages, Kindle Edition
First published March 1, 1990
“Mr. Kemper had read Simmons before and knew he likes to put a lot of big ideas in his books. But this time, apparently Simmons broke into his house and managed to directly implant much of the book directly into Mr. Kemper’s brain via some kind of crude funnel device.”But Fall of Hyperion is so Shrike-damned good that I must, out of overwhelming respect, at least try to express my admiration and awe at this accomplishment.
“His wife said she found him having convulsions and leaking brain matter out his nose and ears.”
“He had told several people that Hyperion was just so good that he had to know how it ended, even if it killed him.”
[We enslaved youYes Mr. Simmons, you got me. My neurons are yours to use.
beads and trinkets
of devices you could neither build
“The Great Change is when humankind accepts its role as part of the natural order of the universe instead of its role as a cancer”The Fall of Hyperion is a satisfactory conclusion to a masterpiece. A beast of a different nature even when compared to Hyperion, which is why some prefer one over the other.