They Hyperion Cantos is the series that made me love sci-fi. Deep characters, real love, real loss, and enduring philosophical questions in an epic story that spans the universe? Sign me up please.
So what is it about?
A would be God?
People who’ve lost faith in God?
Space exploration? Also, yes.
This is sci-fi that makes you feel as much as think, and it is completely deserving of the Hugo Award it received.
Here is the setup: A stunning tour de force filled with transcendent awe and wonder, Hyperion is a masterwork of science fiction that resonates with excitement and invention, the first volume in a remarkable epic by the multiple-award-winning author of The Hollow Man.
On the world called Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a 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.