Hyperion deals with a space war, with most of the action taking place on a planet named Hyperion, known not only for its electricity-spewing trees but also for the Time Tombs, large artifacts that can move through time. The tombs are guarded by a monster called the Shrike, which impales people on metal trees.
"A magnificently original blend of themes and styles," declares the Denver Post.
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Screenwriter Nicole Perlman says of the project:
The closer he got to the moon, the further away he became from his family....He had a family tragedy before Apollo that turned him into this driven astronaut, and he became such a perfect hero that while Buzz Aldrin was announced to be the first man on the moon, NASA reversed its decision because Neil was regarded as more heroic.
"[A] host of fascinating new insights into the nature of the spacefaring enterprise itself," praises Walter Cronkite. "A book for all time."
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