The Fall of Hyperion - Dan Simmons

The Fall of Hyperion

By Dan Simmons

  • Release Date: 1990-02-01
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 817 Ratings


“State of the art science fiction . . . a landmark novel.”—Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

Now, in the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing—nothing anywhere in the universe—will ever be the same.

Praise for The Fall of Hyperion

“One of the finest SF novels published in the past few years.”Science Fiction Eye 

“A magnificently original blend of themes and styles.”The Denver Post


  • Cantos book 2

    By Am book reader
    I thoroughly enjoyed Hyperion, excellent book, 5 stars. The follow up is very good but focuses too much on government discussions and war strategy and less about our pilgrims and the issues that they bring to the Shrike. Still a good read that almost ties up the loose ends from Cantos 1.
  • The Enigma of Hyperion + Galactic War + Keats Man Crush

    By FravelyJohnson
    This book is entertaining yet very slow to start. If you enjoyed the first book, it's worth a read to see how everything ends up. There's a lot more action in this book, but the storylines jump very rapidly between characters. I found myself missing the original book, which spent so much more time telling the stories of each individual character.
  • Good book

    By Butman1234
    This was a good read. That is all
  • Good book, bad transfer

    By TheDrewid
    After finishing Hyperion, it was not an option to leave the rest of this compelling story unread. The sequel helps sate the thirst for all the questions raised by the first book and carries on delivering a living, breathing universe made up of alien worlds and interesting characters. The problem here is the transition from paper to e-book. There are many distractingly obvious typos made throughout the book that a simple proof read or spell check would have caught. Otherwise, the Hyperion Cantos is a fine investment.
  • Compelling.

    By L.E.!
    Although the first in the series, Hyperion, had better structure and was told better, I liked The Fall of Hyperion more. Its like the reverse of A New Hope and The Empire Stikes Back, in that in the Hyperion Cantos, the horror comes before the hope. I loved the continuing literary alliterations and the exploration of the human spirit through voice. I particularly liked the koans of Ummon, which reminded me of the highly influential Modernist wave of poetry- such as Ezra Pound, with maybe even a snippet of E.E. Cummings. The voice of Ummon also reminded me of the voices of the dolphins from the first Hyperion Cantos. Here I go rambling. Overall, I loved this book and highly recommend it.