Shrike attack

The_lord_and_the_colonel_by_abiogenisis-d6zpyow.jpg (400 KB)

From the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons

  • Leave A Comment

    Leave a comment ?

    7 Responses to Shrike attack

    1. Fantastic books.
      But its one of those things where I don’t think any illustration could get the atmosphere or look right.
      It’s just too….out there…


    2. I just started reading the series and am just a bit into the second book. The pilgrims have not met the shrike yet.

      Anywho – I’m reading this on the subway to work, and I get these weird stares… like it’s unacceptable for a suit to read scifi and I should be reading “7 habits” instead.


    3. Funny recently started my 2nd reading. I agree that no illustration could ever do the thing justice, this one’s really nice though.

      If you haven’t read it, I totally recommend his works “Illium” and “Olympos” as well. No space opera stuff here – that is one ridiculously well written, 5000yrs spaning motherfucker of a scifi/fantasy adventure. if you get past the first 200pages or so of “wtf” in the beginning that is…


      • The shit Dan Simmons crams into his books is unbelievable.
        The research he must do for a single chapter…culture, science, history, arts…from just about every era…
        Hard to believe a single person is capable of putting those kinds of vast quantities of references and ideas into some kind of coherent story.
        He must be some kind of god himself…


        • There’s a line somewhere in chapter 3, Martin Silenus’s story, where he compares people with neural implants to mindless automatons, always connected, always surfing the “all thing” internet.

          I had to flip back to the front of the book several times to re-confirm the date it was written – 1989. Smartphones looked like this in 1989:


    Leave a Comment

    Advertisements Alcohol Animated Images Architecture Art Awesome Things Batman Cars Comic Books Computers Cosplay Cute As Hell Animals Dark Humor Donald Trump Fantasy - Science Fiction Fashion Food Forum Fodder Gaming Humor Interesting LOLcats Military Movie Posters Movies Music Nature NeSFW Politics Religion Sad :( Science! Sexy Space Sports Star Trek Star Wars Technology Television Vertical Wallpaper Wallpaper Weapons Women WTF X-Mas