I’ve been on a mission.
A mission read a hundred science fiction classics.
Most recently, I read Hyperion, an Hugo Award-winning 1989 science fiction novel by Dan Simmons. I enjoyed it so much that I also wrote a book review of Hyperion as a guest appearance on the blog of JR Handley, a military science fiction I recently met through a sci-fi fan group.
Here’s a snippet from the beginning of the review. Visit JR’s blog to read the full piece.
Guest Book Review: Hyperion
I’ll say this about Hyperion: it doesn’t pull any punches.
This epic science fiction fantasy novel follows a priest, a warrior, a poet, a detective, and the rest of their group on a tragic and often violent pilgrimage to the planet of Hyperion.
Their quest leads them not only to the Time Tombs of the Shrike, but down the battered, bloody, and often sexual fringes of their lives and memories.
Each of these characters is complex and nuanced, mysterious and determined. I don’t always like all of them… In fact, scratch that—I actively dislike most of them. They’re selfish, egostistical, vain people. But they turn out to be fascinating people too.
Read on: Guest Book Review: Hyperion.