Shrike attack

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From the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons

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    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…

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    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.

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    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…

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      • 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…

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        • 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:

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