Dan Simmons – Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos #1)(audiobook)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

A stunning tour de force filled with transcendent awe and wonder,Hyperion is a masterwork of science fiction that resonates with excitement and invention, the first volume in a remarkable new science fiction epic by the multiple-award-winning author of The Hollow Man From the Paperback edition.

Izdevniecība/Publisher: Audible Frontiers

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Lejuplādēju no torenta. Izvēlējos no Top 100 Sci-Fi Books grāmatu listes.

Vērtējums/Rating: 4.75/5

Mana recenzija/My review

Jau ar pirmajām minūtēm varēja just, ka šī būs laba (audio)grāmata : ). Seši dažādi stāsti un tagadne, septiņi svētceļnieki un vēl daudz kā cita!

Stāstu un svētceļnieku vienojošie faktori ir Hyperion planēta, uz tās esošās Laika Kapenes un radījums Shrike, ko vieni pielūdz kā sāpju dievu, bet citi vienkārši baidās kā no briesmoņa.

Stāsti savā starpā ir atšķirīgi – ir detektīvs, erotika, romantika u.c. – bet vislabāk tomēr patika pats pirmais un pēdējais vismazāk.

Mūsu Zeme (Vecā Zeme) vairs nepastāv Saules mūža beigu dēļ, un cilvēce izpletusies pa Visumu; ir arī liela attīstība interneta pasaulē. Nav daudz konkurentu, kas spētu stāties pretī. Ļoti patika mistiska ap deviņu labirintu pasaulēm, viena no tām Hyperion, kurus noteikti izveidojusi kāda civilizācija agri, agri pirms cilvēkiem.

Pats radījums Shrike lielā mērā paliek kā noslēpums. Skaidrs gan ir tas, ka drošs par savu dzīvību viņa klātbūtnē nevari būt.

Beigās kārtīgs klifhengeris, kas liek vēlēties VĒL! Noteikti patiks sci-fi faniem.

                                                                                                                                                

With the first minutes I could tell that this (audio)book will be great : ). Six tales and the present, seven pilgrims and many more!

What links all the tales and pilgrims is the planet Hyperion, the Time Tombs on it and the Shrike creature which some worship as god but others fear as from monster.

Tales are very different – there are a detective, erotic, romance etc. – but my favorite was the first tale and the least likable for me was the last one.

Our Earth (The Old Earth) no longer exists thanks to Sun life’s ending process, and humanity has conquered the Universe with not much resistance; also web has developed quite a lot. Very liked mystery around nine labyrinth planets (one of them Hyperion) which were clearly build by some civilization much ancient than humans.

The Shrike itself remains a secret. One thing that is clear is that when he is around you can’t be sure about your own life.

The ending is a real cliff-hanger which makes you to want MORE! Certain recommendation for sci-fi fans.

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