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Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Our Universe, Approximately 700 Years from Now, Multiple PlanetsHyperionHyperion is an important planet. Duh, it's title of the book! Plus, it sounds like a wonderful place, with cities like Port R...
Narrator Point of View
Multiple P.O.V.sHyperion starts in third-person. However, much like the plot itself, the P.O.V.s shift back and forth more than (insert political candidate here)'s views on (insert sensitive politi...
EverythingWhat genre isn't covered in Hyperion? (We'll play a few games of table tennis with our android servant while you try to come up with answer.) It's science fiction at its core, but within...
What's Up With the Title?
If the name Hyperion sounds familiar, you must have been paying attention in mythology class, that Romantic poetry lecture, or both. Hyperion was the Titan god of light. You know, the Titans, those...
What's Up With the Ending?
What ending? You mean the one where all the Shrike pilgrims join hands and skip toward the glowing Time Tombs while singing a song from The Wizard of Oz? (No, we're not joking.) That's not an endin...
(6) Tree LineHyperion begins "The Hegemony Consul sat on the balcony of his ebony spaceship and played Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C-sharp Minor on an ancient but well-maintained Steinway while great...
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