Ilium

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Gollancz, 2003 - 576 páginas
"On an Earth profoundly changed since the departure of the Post-Humans centuries earlier, the great events on the bloody plains of Ilium serve as mere entertainment. Its scenes of unrivaled heroics and unequaled carnage add excitement to human lives devoid of courage, strife, labor, and purpose. But this eloi-like existence is not enough for Harman, a man in the last year of his last Twenty. That rarest of post-postmodern men - an "adventurer" - he intends to explore far beyond the boundaries of his world before his allotted time expires, in search of a lost past, a devastating truth, and an escape from his own inevitable "final tax."" "Meanwhile, from the radiation-swept reaches of Jovian space, four sentient machines race to investigate - and, perhaps, terminate - the potentially catastrophic emissions of unexplained quantum-flux emanating from a mountain-top miles above the terraformed surface of Mars."--BOOK JACKET.

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Dan Simmons has one hell of an imagination. Add to that an impressive ability to juggle multiple plot lines and sheer writing talent, and it's hard to beat Simmons. I still think THE TERROR is one of ... Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - elenchus - LibraryThing

Simmons here is nothing if not ambitious: not only does he imagine a far future with attendant technology and exotic planetary locations, he lifts meaty sections of The Iliad (events, personages, and ... Leer comentario completo

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Dan Simmons won the World Fantasy Award for his first novel, SONG OF KALI,. inspired by his travels in India. In the 1990s he rewrote the SF rulebook with his Hyperion Cantos quartet. He has also written thrillers. Alongside his writing he maintains a career as a college lecturer in English Literature in the USA.

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