Endymion From the bestselling author of Ilium, the third of the epic
Hyperion Cantos; the work which established Dan Simmons as a master of modern SF
Two hundred and seventy-four years after the fall of the WorldWeb
in Fall Of Hyperion, Raoul Endymion is sent on a quest. Retrieving
Aenea from the Sphinx before the Church troops reach her is only the beginning. With help from an android named A. Bettik, Raoul and Aenea travel the river Tethys, pursued by Father Captain Frederico DeSoya, an influential warrior priest.
And the Shrike. Which haunts them all ...
Paperback - Gollancz (2005)
The Fall of Hyperion From the bestselling author of ILIUM, the second of the acclaimed Hyperion Cantos.
The universe is reaching a crisis point.
The mysterious Time Tombs are opening and the Shrike that has risen from them may well control the fate of all mankind. The Ousters are laying siege to the Hegemony of Man and the Als we created have turned against us to build the Ultimate Intelligence; God. The God of Machines. His genesis could mean annihilation for man.
Something is drawing the hegemony, the Ousters, the Als, the entire universe to the Shrike.
Here is a superb vision of future technology and ancient religions, of scientific revelation and timeless mystery. ‘Matches and perhaps even surpasses Isaac Asimov and James Blish’ Washington Post
Paperback - Gollancz (2007)
Paperback Gollancz (2005)
Hyperion The book that reinvented epic Science Fiction
It is the 29th century and the universe of the Human Hegemony is under threat. Invasion by the warlike Ousters looms, and the mysterious schemes of the secessionist Al TechnoCore bring chaos ever closer.
On the eve of disaster, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set out on an epic journey. Their goal, the legendary Time Tombs on Hyperion, home to the Shrike, a lethal creature, part god and part killing machine, whose powers transcend the limits of time and space. The pilgrims have resolved to die before discovering anything less than
the secrets of the universe itself. Praise for the Hyperion Cantos
'Truly astonishing' Iain M Banks
‘Matches and perhaps even surpasses Isaac Asimov and James Blish’ Washington Post
‘Unfailingly inventive … bears comparison with FOUNDATION and DUNE’ New York Times
`Despite his grand scale, he fashions intensely human individuals whom the reader will take to heart’ Publishers Weekly
`I am in awe of Dan Simmons’ Stephen King
Paperback - Gollancz (2005)
Song of Kali The Indian poet M. Das, long thought to be dead, has mysteriously reappeared, and Robert Luczak is commissioned to write an article on him and to negotiate for the new poem that Das has written. So Luczak, his Indian wife and their baby daughter are soon engulfed in the foul, teeming, crime-ridden city of Calcutta, confronting the appalling possibility that M. Das really has come back from the dead to proclaim a new and horrific age and to sing the savage song of Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction ...
Fantasy Masterworks is a library of some of the greatest, most original, and most influential fantasy ever written. These are the books which, along with Tolkien, Peake and others, shaped modern fantasy. ‘The best novel in the genre I can remember’ Dean R. Koontz
‘An absolutely harrowing experience’ F Paul Wilson
‘Dan Simmons understands terror and what it does to readers. Where Stephen King flinches, Simmons doesn’t’ Edward Bryant
‘Harrowing and ghoulish… Simmons makes the stuff of nightmares very real indeed!’ Locus
‘One of the most brilliant first novels I’ve read’ Harlan Ellison
‘A savage, powerful, nightmarish horror novel’ Amazing
‘Feverishly imagined horrors… stay in the mind long after the book is closed’ Paperback Inferno
‘Shock treatments abound’ Chattanooga Times