Hyperion by Dan Simmons was the 36th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: May 1, 2012 - May 31, 2012

How/Why was this book chosen:

It won a poll of Sword &Laser's Goodreads Group members.

Votes % Book Author
113 28.4


Dan Simmons

94 23.6

Old Man's War

John Scalzi

77 19.3

The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula K. Le Guin

76 19.1

The Player of Games

Iain M. Banks

38 9.5

The City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke


Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of Hyperion

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Hyperion by Dan SimmonsEdit

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope—and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.