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March 16th, 2009, 19:38
Originally Posted by dteowner View Post
Finished Hyperion a while back. Good enough to get me to buy Fall of Hyperion, but I'm not sure about all the drooling and "landmark" claims.

Currently getting to the end of Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth from Simon Green. I'm still eating up the Nightside stories. Taylor is getting a little too powerful, IMO, but I suppose he's got to be pretty stout to deal with the situations Green is putting him in recently. Shouldn't have any part in a discussion of "serious and proper" fiction, but the series is a lot of fun to read.
From some critiques I read about Hyperion, there is a lot of things going on "under the hood" in these novels. Some of the few sci-fi novels that use literary concepts, themes, symbolism, etc. that elevates it above the usual pulp quality writing of the genre.
To sum it up, I feel our space program ended up like this. "It's one small step for man. One giant leap for man kind. Oops I fell on my butt after that leap and can't get up anymore."
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