|Plot Summary of Hyperion|
To meet the great Hyperion, a group travels on a spaceship and tell their stories about their connection it.
This synopsis report prepared by Vervian
Hyperion is a multifaceted story about a group of pilgrims journeying to what they think will be their deaths at the Time Tombs on the planet Hyperion. Each tells their story, in an attempt to create a picture of what might happen when the time tonbs, moving backward through time, open. At the same time, the Hegemony, governing hundreds of planets, is moving towards war with the Ousters (Humans who stay in space), and everyone is trying to find out more about the Technocore - AI's who run much of the Hegemony's political and communicative structures, and who have their own agenda...
This synopsis report prepared by Paul W
Hyperion follows the story of 7 pilgrims, each trying to reach the mysterious time tombs for their own different reasons. While a war is about to break, they have to unravel the secrets of the Tombs... and of the monster that guards them, The Shrike.
This synopsis report prepared by Omer
|Chapter Analysis of Hyperion|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
- search for identity/new understanding
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- futuristic human freighter/transport
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Sex in book?
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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