Title Profile & Character Information

Hyperion

Annotation
On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike.  There are those who worship it.  There are those who fear it.  And there are those who have vowed to destroy it.  In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.  On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives.  Each carries a desperate hope--and a terrible secret.  And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.  

Awards
1990  Hugo Awards
1990  Locus Awards

GenreScience fiction
Epic
Fiction
TopicsHuman extinction
Pilgrimages
Redemption
Man vs. machine
SettingHyperion (Planet)
Planet


Series
  The Hyperion Cantos
1Hyperion
2The Fall of Hyperion
3Endymion
4The Rise of Endymion