Dan Simmons

“The life of a poet lies not merely in the finite language-dance of expression but in the nearly infinite combinations of perception and memory combined with the sensitivity to what is perceived and remembered. My three local years on Heaven’s Gate, almost fifteen hundred standard days, allowed me to see, to feel, to hear ─ to remember, as if I literally had been born again. Little matter that I had been born again in hell.”

Dan Simmons, Hyperion
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Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1) Hyperion by Dan Simmons
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