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    now on The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    "Just have fun"

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    Orn by Piers Anthony
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    Peter Watts' Firefall. UK omnibus hardcover containing both Blindsight (2006) and Echopraxia (2014). Blindsight was terrific, on to Echopraxia now.

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    With mine ears - Hyperion book one of the hyperion cantos.

    IT seems a tad... disjointed but I have had it recommended most highly to me.

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    Hyperion really tells the back stories to the main characters, Fall of Hyperion is good to & more of a solid story.

    The following 2 Endymion books are ok but are rather over drawn out adventure stories.
    "Just have fun"

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    Is it true that the Endymion books (greatly) alter many of the explanations given in Fall of Hyperion?

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    The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov.
    Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av Demeisen View Post
    Is it true that the Endymion books (greatly) alter many of the explanations given in Fall of Hyperion?
    Yes. Some of the pivotal explanations given by Core entities such as Ummon are simply crossed out and revised with lazy lines like "they lied" in the third and fourth books.
    Rise of Endymion in particular is truly a horrible book, full of excessively long world building without consequence, and tedious characterisation that drifts into lame soap opera. Wished I'd stopped after Fall of Hyperion to be honest.

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    I'll definitely ignore Endymion then. A real shame, as the Hyperion books were excellent.

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    Have bought the new books by Kim Stanley Robinson and Neil Stephenson, "Aurora" and "Seveneves" respectively. Anyone read either of these yet?

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