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The Shrike exists! It's actually a bird, and it's almost as scary as the one in Hyperion. If you're an insect. (source) Like all good sci-fi, Hyperion has roots in real science, but you don't have...
NC-17Dan Simmons shies away from nothing in Hyperion, especially not the sex lives of his characters. Each of the six stories includes a sex scene of some type, except, as you might expect, The Pri...
Literary and Philosophical References John Keats (referenced throughout)Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales (1.44)William Butler Yeats, "News for the Delphic Oracle" (1.91)William Shakespeare (2.176) (...
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