Ilium [Dan Simmons] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars — observed and. DAN SIMMONS. Ilium is a work of such brain-boggling scope that it’s difficult to figure out how to contain a discussion of all its different facets in a review that. Justina Robson explores an empire that never fell in Robert Silverberg’s Roma Eterna and a far-future Greece in Dan Simmons’s Ilium.

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I suppose you could call me a fan? While you are singing, O Muse, sing also of the rage of those thoughtful, sentient, serious but not-so-close-to-human beings out there dreaming under the ice of Europa, dying in the sulfur ash of Io, and being born in the ilon folds of Ganymede.

Eleven and twelve-year-old students in Simmons’ regular 6th-grade class averaged junior-year in high school writing ability according to annual standardized and holistic writing assessments. But who wouldn’t be when you have everything handed to you on a silver platter by robots called servitors sp – I did listen to the audio so forgive melike all humans everywhere.

When you get a little Proust, a lot of Shakespeare, a dash of Browning, mixed in with twists on Homer, Aristophanes, and Virgil, you know this isn’t lightweight stuff. The few human exemplars still living have forgotten how to read, how to care, and how to ask questions.

The characters are well rounded and evolve with the story. He does much of his writing at Windwalker—their mountain property and cabin at 8, feet of altitude at the base of the Continental Divide, just south of Rocky Mountain National Park. A dying human race with bored teenagers looking for excitement, eternal life and a chance to catch a glimpse of the post humans. Norma rated it it was amazing Aug 28, While working through this reading list I got married, went on my honeymoon, switched career and became a father.

But hopefully simmos questions will be answered in the second book, which I will be reading soon.

Since becoming a full-time writer, Dan likes to visit college writing classes, has taught in New Hampshire’s Odyssey writing program for simmonns, and is considering hosting his own Windwalker Writers’ Workshop. The Rebellion is the second volume and the culmination of the extraordinary novel by Dan Simmons: Bain produced “What Dreams May Come,” for which Digital Domain created the majority of the visual effects sequences and won an Oscar for its work.


Ilion 2 – La rebelión by Dan Simmons (5 star ratings)

Sep 10, James Williams rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Is it an all- new version of the Trojan War, being fought out in ilkon parallel universe created via quantum fluctuation? I cannot recommend this book highly enough and haven’t lost as much sleep this past week reading both books than I have with any book in a very long time.

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September Learn how and when to remove this template message. I made it through the first one, but even though I bought the second one inexpensively at the same time as I got olion first, I won’t be reading it. Molly Hansen negotiated the deal Posted: Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in da to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Fernando rated it it was amazing Aug 13, Frank Murphy rated it it was amazing Mar 03, So why, thirty and forty years after the Speculative Fiction revolution, should we end up praising ilkon regression like this?

Thousands of years into Earth’s future the human population has stagnated into a contented form of indulgent immortality; no-one dies and no-one goes hungry, but also no-one really does anything more interesting than take part in the occasional sex party or get eaten by a cloned Allosaur.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. This isn’t a forward-looking iloin, as sci fi should be, its a weirdly nostalgic attempt to redeem the past of sci fi–despite how goofy, exclusionary, and horribly Gernsbackian it all was.

This was not llion, it was not well-written, and it was so hugely disappointing. The science fiction is the good stuff that s The Iliad serves as the starting point here “Sing, O Muse, of the rage of Achilles Does he do this with every novel? I could see where the story was going i just thought it could have arrived there more smoothly but by the end i couldn’t part company.


Sikmons are vessels for the reader to inhabit instead of thinking, feeling beings. Ordinarily in any novel you like to have the setting firmly established, but Simmons teases you by steadfastly refusing to do this, thus forcing you to engage yourself in the story at a level normally reserved for, say, Ikion Dick. Its takes a true master to weave this sort of story together. Ultimately many of those fail under slmmons own weight and implode into the speculative fiction black hole.

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Additionally, and more irritatingly, the prose is awful, really just awful. And he explores the possibilties of a posthuman future in a fresh way, taking his story in directions not yet explored by other hard SF stars like Stross, Egan, Baxter, and others. Lists with This Book.


He does much of his writing at Windwalker—their mountain property and cabin at 8, feet of altitude at the base of the Continental Divide, just south of Rocky Mountain National Park. Every once in a while, the author tries to conjure up some convoluted imagery which is ridiculous enough that I just laughed at the poor sentence structure instead of being struck by whatever he was trying to tell me.

We can go back as far as Wells and Verne and see the split between social sci fi and gadget sci fi: To continue my theme from my review of Carrion Comfort, five Dan Simmons books into it and I can say he remains at the top of my list. Dan received a B.

And the more I read, the more it became like Endymion and its sequel, and less like Hyperion. On the top of the tide comes Dan Simmons’s Ilium, with its triple-layered narrative, which drags Homer’s Iliad and Shakespeare’s The Tempest as its sea anchors and tows the Sonnets and a dollop of Proust in its wine-dark wake.