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u/seanomenon · 23 pointsr/printSF

Was it Hyperion?

u/ClearandSweet · 22 pointsr/anime

Maybe not all of you are fans of classic sci-fi literature, so here's more insight.

The book Yuki Nagato gives Kyon is the Hugo-award-winning Hyperion by Dan Simmons. It's a story in the style of the Canterbury Tales, where numerous travelers each tell their tales of the weird occurrences they survived on the eponymous planet. There's interstellar politics, undying clones, time travelers, memories of a destroyed earth, other races of aliens and things far beyond the control of the main character and one of the most terrifying beings in all of literature, The Shrike. There's too many connections Yuki and the rest to even begin to spell out, but it is exactly the type of world Haruhi wants to believe in. And if only Kyon had read it, what happens throughout the series may have been be less of a burden on him. But he didn't. It is clear though, that the author understood the appeal of Hyperion when he wrote Melancholy.

The biggest thing Haruhi took from Hyperion though is the storytelling. The things left unsaid. The… not mystery, but… unknown. The workings and world of Dan Simmon's novel never gets truly explained. Many issues get raised over betrayal, assassination, motivation and allegiance. The story is told by varying characters, each narrating his own tale.
This unreliability can then be seen in Melancholy within the three supporting characters of Yuki, Mikuru and, soon, Koizumi, and their deceptions, interactions, technobabble and 'classified information'.

And that spirit is one that I love. It's not about what and how but who and how did they feel about it. Fantasy is a tool. The characters are the interesting bit.

u/charmlessman1 · 14 pointsr/StarshipPorn

Hyperion, actually.

u/ScoopTherapy · 9 pointsr/books
  1. Hyperion/Fall of Hyperion - Dan Simmons

  2. 9/10

  3. Scifi Epic

  4. Possibly the best science fiction book I have ever read due to it's Canterbury Tales-like format, incredible characterization, emotional impact, thought-provoking ideas, haunting villains and events, and truly epic scale.

  5. Amazon
u/I_DUCK_FOGS · 9 pointsr/asoiaf

Go get your copy of Game of Thrones and start over :)

If you like science fiction at all, I've been reading Dread Empire's Fall. It's pretty good.

Also, the Foundation Trilogy by Asimov.

Edit: Also, The Hyperion Cantos is excellent and incredibly epic. Just the summary of it gives me chills: "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."

u/teaminus · 9 pointsr/NoMansSkyTheGame

I recommend Hyperion and the rest of the Hyperion Cantos.

u/kindofageek · 9 pointsr/secretsanta

First off, I got what looks to be some great books from my match. I got Perdido Street Station, Hyperion, The Sparrow, The Little Country, and American Gods. I have never read nor heard of these titles, but I'm excited to start reading them.

Now for the best part. My match sent me an original manuscript for a novel they wrote. How awesome is that? They also included a short story (a side story to the novel) that includes me as a character. I can honestly say that this is one of the best things I've ever received! I think I'll start with the novel first.

*update: Thanks for all of the encouraging posts! It seems that I really struck gold on this exchange. I sent a little reddit gold love to my SS for the wonderful gift. It's such a great collection that I feel like the books I sent to my match are woefully inadequate.

u/atrasicarius · 8 pointsr/worldbuilding

There's actually quite a bit of good post-singularity literature. You should check some of it out. Here's a quick list of a few of my favorites:

u/fookinpikey · 8 pointsr/KingkillerChronicle
  1. Hyperion (series) - by Dan Simmons
  2. 10/10
  3. Science fiction
  4. This book is amazing, as are the other 3 in the series. The character and world building are both fantastic, and it's the kind of book I go back to read every other year or so. The end of the 4th book is one of the few endings that actually made me cry after reading it.
  5. and Wiki
u/SkeuomorphEphemeron · 5 pointsr/books

Dan Simmon's Hyperion

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u/DharmaTurtleSC · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

I'm looking for a new book, are you talking about this?

u/hopesksefall · 4 pointsr/printSF

I would recommend The Commonwealth Saga and it's followup The Void Trilogy. The Commonwealth Saga deals with humanity encountering a malevolent, nigh unstoppable alien threat forcing cooperation with other races, AI, and the use of wormhole-like portals. Sounds like it would be in your wheelhouse. Almost all of the books in both series are in the thousand page range, give or take a few hundred.

You might also enjoy Hyperion by Dan Simmons. Galaxy-spanning empires and invasions, unlikely partnerships, AI, transport portals, etc.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/scifi

Hyperion. Seven pilgrims set out on a journey to find a mysterious creature that will probably kill them, but each has their own intensely personal reason for doing so that is revealed in a series of intertwined backstories. Absolutely incredible work.

Also, of course, Ender's Game and World War Z (although it's not quite as cleanly in the genre).

u/KapinKrunch · 4 pointsr/books
  1. Hyperion - Dan Simmons
  2. 10/10
  3. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Frame Story
  4. A poetic epic that is presented in a similar style to that of Chaucher's The Cantebury Tales. Deals with many mature, emotional themes that many science fiction novels tend to shy away from. I highly recommend reading the sequel The Fall of Hyperion immediately after as they could be considered one book in two parts.
u/neodiogenes · 4 pointsr/

Among others, Dan Simmons, especially the Hyperion series. Neil Gaiman, of course -- and just as obviously Alan Moore.

Speculative fiction isn't the most mature of genres, sadly, so there aren't many others, but this is where I've now set the bar. I'm open to suggestions myself.

Honestly, it's not so much that Card is immature, but I've been so underwhelmed by everything he's published in at least the past 10 years that I have no real desire to revisit his older stuff. That and I'm a little over the "superkid saves the world" contrivance.

u/moby323 · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

Hyperion by Dan Simmons is a great book.

u/iSeven · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Other works of fiction that contain the concept of a metaverse;


u/vendilion · 3 pointsr/melbourne

It's not new, and I didn't read it recently, but you can always read Hyperion if you haven't, because it's probably my favourite novel ever, sci-fi or otherwise.

u/trekbette · 3 pointsr/books

Check out the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons.

You may also want to look into getting a Nook or Kindle. You can carry hundreds of books on a light weight device.

u/justinmchase · 3 pointsr/oculus

Believe it or not there are quite a few good sci-fi books exploring these ideas already. Here is an incomplete list you may want to check out:

  • Snow Crash where it's called the 'Metaverse'
  • Otherland where it's called 'Otherland'
  • Neuromancer where it's called 'The Matrix' (pre-dates the movie by the same name by more than 10 years, fyi)
  • Hyperion where it's called the 'data plane'.
u/Browzer · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Currently reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons. I like it. It's kind of like a sci-fi Canterbury Tales. 7 humans are on a pilgrimage to this alien world, and the novel is mostly them telling each other their 7 back stories to pass the time.

u/catinadress · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite book right now is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. It also happens to be the book I finished most recently. It was such awesome science-magic, girl on an adventure, surreal kids stuff. I wish I had read it when I was younger!
I have Hyperion by Dan Simmons on my reading wish list... I've never read it and I want to!

u/2scoops · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

The Hobbit (a book everyone should read at some point) by Tolkein.

All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriott.

Oliver Twist by Dickens.

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

The Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett.

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

u/yespls · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Pizza

Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion (collectively known as Hyperion Cantos) by Dan Simmons. easily my absolute favorite books, ever - not only are they well written, they mingle theoretical physics and science fiction in a way that makes my nerd girl toes tingle with anticipation.

*edit: words everywhere! also, don't want the pizza (I'm sure someone else can put it to much better use than me). just want to share good books :)

u/Light-of-Aiur · 2 pointsr/gaymers

I'd forgotten that Borderlands 2 released, so I thought you meant the novel Hyperion.

u/lumpy_potato · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

"The Hegemony Consul sat on the balcony of his ebony spaceship and played Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C-sharp Minor on an ancient but well-maintained Steinway while great, green, saurian things surged and bellowed in the swamps below." - Hyperion, Dan Simmons

"Joe Gould is a blithe and emaciated little man who has been a notable in the cafeterias, diners, barrooms, and dumps of Greenwhich Village for a quarter of a century" - Up In The Old Hotel - Joseph Mitchell

"He told them he loved them" - Columbine - Dave Cullen

"Kazbek Misikov stared at the bomb hanging above his family. It was a simple device, a plastic bucket packed with explosive paste, nails, and small metal balls. It weighed perhaps eight pounds. The existence of this bomb had become a central focus of his life." - The School - C.J. Chivers

"It was summer; it was winter." The Long Fall of One-Eleven Heavy - MICHAEL PATERNITI

"The human head is of the same approximate size and weight as a roaster chicken. I have never before had occasion to make the comparison, for never before today have I seen a head in a roasting pan" Stiff: The Curious Lives of Cadavers - Mary Roach

u/sasane · 2 pointsr/scifi

Hyperion by Dan Simmons?

u/mmm_burrito · 2 pointsr/books

I don't hate it, but I quit on Hyperion a quarter of the way in. That seems to be a really popular book around r/scifi anyway. It just didn't grab me.

u/reggieonreddit · 2 pointsr/Freethought

Thanks for the comment!

>People who remove religion from their lives often fill the void with less effective (and sometimes harmful) substitutes.

This is actually really interesting and I think explains what happened to me, too. It's a good argument for showing one reason why religion, and creating a false need/purpose, can be a negative thing. It's much easier to live without religion if you've never believed in it before, in my opinion.

Hyperion looks like a good read. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll probably pick it up on Kindle.

u/doctorbaronking · 2 pointsr/KingkillerChronicle

The Hyperion and Ilium books by Dan Simmons both have the kind of narrative weight that KKC does, though both are a hardish Sci-Fi.

u/omaca · 2 pointsr/books

If you like history, try the following.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes. Utterly fascinating and extremely well written. It reads almost like a novel.

Peter the Great and Dreadnought by Robert Massie. Both excellent.

Citizens is a jaw-dropping revisionist history of the French Revolution by Simon Schama.

Night Soldiers is a superb "historical spy" novel set in Europe before and during WWII. This novel by Furst is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the espionage genre. Think Graham Greene crossed with John le Carré.

If you like science fiction, try Hyperion by Dan Simmons. A mind-bending book that, at its core and rather incongruously, is a retelling of Canterbury Tales.

Sticking with science fiction, try anything by Iain M Banks; especially his Culture novels. You could start with Consider Phlebas, or Use of Weapons.

I have many many more suggestions if you want.

You may also like LibraryThing, a great social networking site for those who love books and like to catalogue and discuss their personal libraries. Look me up if you want. I'm "omaca" there too.

u/dhpye · 2 pointsr/writing

Dan Simmons does this a great deal in Hyperion - it's basically the Canterbury Tales, which is, afaik, the first book to use this framed narrative.

u/idT · 2 pointsr/IAmA

At some point in this beautiful thread you mentioned that you are not well read. What books have you read that you've really enjoyed?

If you haven't read these, they're worth a glance at the description:

  • Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein. The perfect read for any martian
  • Hyperion, by Dan Simmons. This is a scifi novel based around the poet John Keats and his epic poem, Hyperion. It is masterful.
  • Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon. Mind-boggling prose with a vocabulary to match.

    Thanks for your time on this thread. You are awesome sir
u/1337_Mrs_Roberts · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

My top recommendation in science fiction is Dan Simmons' Hyperion. It really blew my mind when I read in my 20's.

u/agentorangeade · 1 pointr/scifi

Dan Simmons' Hyperion is as good as it gets, though the last book tails off a little. Second Ian Banks Culture books and Peter Hamilton's Night's Dawn trilogy.

u/Lankhmar · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

Try Hyperion by Dan Simmons. It's kind of a SF version of the Canterbury Tales. Then you can go tackle the original Middle English version. (Or continue the Simmons series, although the first book stands on its own.)

u/elemonated · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy birthday :3

Off Amazon, I'd buy myself this book.

But if I had $10 and had to spend it for my birthday, I'd buy a lunch to share with whoever's available, be it my friends, my closer coworkers, a classmate, a roommate, or my boyfriend. I love gifts, but $10 isn't going to get me anything I value more than someone else's time, haha.

u/areyoukiddingmehere · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/Nevereatcars · 1 pointr/homestuck

Yesterday I ran this colossal fucking tournament for the PC platform fighter Rivals of Aether (Available now on Steam!). Along with two other people I run 3 online tournaments every week for this game, which has quickly turned into a terrifying monolith. Luckily, the T.O. team is made of sterner stuff than mortals - we're like about as tough as a hardcover book, actually. Today I played Kerbal Space Program until I remembered I'm bad at Kerbal Space Program, then I started my re-read of Applied Cultural Anthropology, or... (How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cruciatus Curse), because it updated after a year-long hiatus and I didn't know what was happening. Also because I'm a lonely disgusting fanfic-reading filthmonster...

I'm trying to read a book a week for 2016 and I've completed the first step of that process by enduring Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher. I liked The Dresden Files a lot more than this higher-fantasy stuff, which is a shame. Next up on my list is Hyperion. I've been told that this novel contains a spaceship called THE TREESHIP YGGDRASIL, and that is all I know.

AOTD1: I woke up at like 7 AM this morning, disgusted with myself. Luckily I managed to pull off a noon-2 nap, which felt great.

AOTD2: Book a week for a year.

u/houseofsabers · 1 pointr/AskEngineers

I'm also about to do a road trip with two other scientists! Here are some awesome books that either I've read, or I plan on reading on my trip:

Contact - Carl Sagan. This book is absolutely my favorite science-y fiction, ever.

Cat's Cradle or Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, if you haven't read them already.

Anything by Ray Bradbury - specifically Fahrenheit 451, also if you haven't read it already.

If you're into full-on science fiction, I can totally recommend the Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card and the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons.

u/Coonsan · 1 pointr/RealityAlternative

Andrew knows nothing about Star Trek. so Greg explains the most exciting and interesting parts to him - politics and economics.
-Is it weird that the government space “scientists” have torpedos and lasers and ranks like “Admiral” and “Lieutenant”?
-Is it weird that even though it’s supposed to be a multi-species, multi-cultural utopia, all the leadership positions are held by humans, and mostly white dude humans?
-What if Call of Duty culture was a planet?
-Thought Experiment of The Week: Donald Trump in a Post-Scarcity Economy. We recorded this before he was your kleptarch-elect.
-Utopia Bottlenecks
-Universal Basic Income makes things more like Star Trek. Tell your local representatives.
-The human spirit of adventure! (as an insidious government plot!)
-A really weird coincidence suggests dark forces haunting your hosts!

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u/hotshotjosh · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I'm a huge fan of two of those three things (especially SciFi) and I would like to share my favorite sf book with your dad: Hyperion by Dan Simmons. It is technically a four book series, book one is amazing and will blow your/his socks off.

u/FaufiffonFec · 1 pointr/space

Rendezvous with Rama and its sequels. The Hyperion series. And Dune and Foundation of course.

u/honusnuggie · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Good TV series: The Wire. Shit will hook you immediately.

Essential reading: Dan Simmons - Hyperion Cantos or George Martin - Game of Thrones

u/Kaputaffe · 1 pointr/AskReddit

"Shit-fuck," I would grunt, gesticulating. "Asshole cunt peepee fuck."

from this excellent book:
Quoted here:

"Goddamn poopoo", I would grin back at him.

u/Thurid · 1 pointr/

You've found the Shrike i see. If you are unclear as to the reference, peruse this

u/Buddhakush · 1 pointr/bookclub

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Hyperion By Dan Simmons

Futuristic sci-fi inspired by the Canterbury Tales about an expedition of a group of seven pilgrims to the anomalous Time Tombs on the planet Hyperion in advance of an Ouster attack. 4.5/5 on Amazon and 4.19 on Goodreads. Won the 1990 Hugo.

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