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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Yes, you’ve heard right, the old Greek Gods. If you have even a passing interest in sparkling, original, intelligent, playful sci-fi — give it a try!

A few set off on an unplanned adventure, and discover truths about their world Jul 24, Scott Rhee rated it it was amazing Shelves: A grand and weird blend of space opera, fantasy, hard science fiction, humor, and literary criticism, “Ilium” is definitely one of the best and most original science fiction novels I have read in a long time.

Dan Simmon’s Ilium feels like 50’s sci fi for all the wrong reasons–less a throwback than a relic.

Proust’s exploration of time, memory and perception or the secret paths to the puzzle of life; the moravec Mahnmut’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s Sonnets as dna dramatic construct; the interaction and influence of will, represented by Zeus, the Fates, and kaos, upon events taking place upon the plains of Ilium; the fulcrum Hockenberry is urged to find in order to change the outcome of Homer; or the identity of “‘A bitter heart that bides its time and bites.

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It absolutely deserved it. I like SF, and I like much of what gets lumped under the rather stuffy title ‘classic literature’.


This dab to be such a big problem for eimmons because since the book is set in a world completely different from and alien to ours, the world-building becomes fundamental and should work as the glue keeping all the events of the plot together. This satirical jibe against present-day America is as cutting as things get in this book, which, although there’s fun along the way, never becomes the big thought-feast it promises. Dan Simmon’s Ilium feels like 50’s sci fi fo I love the idea of a throwback, an author who takes cues from classics and puts a new spin on them.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. When they go to investigate, their ship is shot down Mar 12, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. Read more Read less. Part of the four-Moravec-crew are best friends Mahnmut, a little Moravec originally stationed in the deep sea on Europa and Shakespeare fan, and Orphu, a high vacuum Moravec from Jupiter’s moon Io and Proust aficionado.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. And with the “magic artifacts” he’s been given, simmns able to change a key event. Stack on top of this Achillian challenge three seemingly unrelated plot lines that span the solar system and you have what I like to call, the unpossible. But that was rare and for the most part I didn’t notice the language at all.

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The “gods” are creatures of super-science, using unimaginable powers of quantum manipulation dam nanotechnology to take on the roles and attributes of the classical Greek deities.

Feb 15, Simona Bartolotta rated it it was ok Shelves: Hockenberry is called a “Scholic,” a human from our the 20th century our time If someone were to describe this book to me if they even couldI don’t know if I would believe how much I absolutely enjoyed it. HarperTorch June 28, Language: Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.


The Telling by Ursula K. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The Nautilus is no more or less! It is simply genius. 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. They are granted perfect health until their “fifth twenty,” when ilioh report for extermination ascension to the outer rings, Logan’s Run -style.

Screenwriters dann been attached to the project and a first draft screenplay is expected soon. On second though, O Muse, sing nothing of me. Set in the 40th century, Ilium is a retelling of the Iliad.

Ilium (Ilium, #1) by Dan Simmons

It is a grand epic in the same way Tolkein’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and Frank Herbert’s “Dune” series were grand epics in their genre. It has been optioned by a top-notch studio, is slated to be directed by a top-name director, and already has the involvement of a top-flight movie star.

And when it does, this remarkable creation of Simmons’s will blow you away. I’m telling you, Simmons is a mad genius. I thought it was neat that the book felt like two different story lines that wound up merging together. Otherwise, why include it at all?

This is told in first person. Having no clue as to how or even why he has been resurrected along with the others, frustrated Hockenberry decides to switch things simmns and “interfere” in the classic story.