The Resource Endymion, Dan Simmons

Endymion, Dan Simmons

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Endymion
Title
Endymion
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Dan Simmons
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eng
Summary
An adventure story set in a universe ruled by a church which rewards obedience from its citizenry by dispensing resurrection. The story centers on Raul Endymion, a woodsman from the planet Hyperion, given the task of finding the planet Earth which mysteriously disappeared. By the author of The Fall of Hyperion
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Another episode in Simmons's vast and hypercomplicated far-future saga (The Fall of Hyperion, 1990, etc.). Now, the repressive Pax of the Church rules human space through its possession of "cruciforms," symbiotes that allow the dead to be resurrected. On planet Hyperion, woodsman Raul Endymion is snatched from death row by the thousand-year-old poet Martin Silenus and given the task of protecting the child Aenea, who will shortly emerge from the Time Tombs having time-traveled from 264 years in the past; Aenea is destined to save humanity, and Raul is her designated hero. Other matters on Silenus's list of things for Raul and Aenea to do: find planet Earth, long since mysteriously vanished; defeat the TechnoCore, a hostile and immensely powerful alliance of advanced artificial intelligence; form a friendship with the weird space-dwelling Ousters--oh, yes, and destroy the Pax and topple the Church. Unfortunately, the Pax knows about Aenea, and sends Father Captain de Soya in his state-of-the-art, superfast spaceship to capture her. So Raul, Aenea, and the ancient android Bettik flee into the planet-hopping network of "farcaster" portals. Eventually, an invulnerable construct, sent by the Core back from the future, will show up to assassinate Aenea--but she'll be defended by the enigmatic Shrike, previously considered hostile to all humans. Intriguing ideas and above-average characters in a choppy narrative marred by friable plotting: gripping sometimes, though equally often glutinously overdetailed--and series regulars will note the endless scope for further installments. (Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 1995)
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055886
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1948-
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Simmons, Dan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.I47292
LC item number
E53 1996
Literary form
fiction
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1951-
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  • Ruddell, Gary
  • Yuran, Susan
  • Youll, Jamie S. Warren
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True
Series statement
  • Hyperion series
  • Bantam spectra book
Series volume
3
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  • Science fiction, American
  • Science fiction, American
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Endymion, Dan Simmons
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  • "A Bantam book / January 1996"--Title page verso
  • "A Bantam Spectra book"--Book jacket back flap
  • Cover art by Gary Ruddell
  • Book design by Susan Yuran
  • Jacket design by Jamie S. Warren Youll
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocm32819101
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9780553100204
Lccn
95033191
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)32819101
Label
Endymion, Dan Simmons
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Bantam book / January 1996"--Title page verso
  • "A Bantam Spectra book"--Book jacket back flap
  • Cover art by Gary Ruddell
  • Book design by Susan Yuran
  • Jacket design by Jamie S. Warren Youll
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm32819101
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9780553100204
Lccn
95033191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32819101

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