by Dan Simmons
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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.
Like all good sci-fi, Hyperion has roots in real science, but you don't have to have a Ph.D. in particle physics to understand it. A few people on goodreads try to understand time debt. And you're worried about student debt...
Reading Hyperion might make you the Sexiest Man Alive. Bradley Cooper loves the book and is working on the screenplay for the movie. Or is it movies?
Hyperion is 51 on NPR's list of the top 100 Science-Fiction/Fantasy books. Want to know what to read next? Check out their list.
Dan Simmons is also a horror writer, winning the Bram Stoker Award for his novel about Nazi-mind vampires, Carrion Comfort. Stephen King called the book, "one of the three greatest horror novels of the 20th century." Sign us up!