Why I recommend "Hyperion" — 7 years ago
Dan Simmons is mindblowing. He’s brilliant. I actually read one of his later books- Ilium- before this one- and the concepts he explores, and the span of knowledge he crams into each book is amazing, but like any good author absolutely crucial to the story. This book seems to get at the heart of everything- humanity, spirituality, good, evil, art, science. And it makes me want to read all the stuff he references- just so I can understand this book more.