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The Fall of Hyperion

New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group [1990] 517p.

First edition in hardback. Only 4,000 hardback editions were published and were issued at the same time as the paperback. Bound in maroon boards with brown spine. Lettering in gold on spine. DJ art by Gary Ruddell on both front and back covers showing the Shrike being offered a child. Front DJ flap has a story synopsis, while on the back flap is a number of blurbs. Originally published at $19.95. An insert was added for page 305 with the text for that page that had been left out in the published edition by mistake.


 


Comment: A worthy sequel to the original "Hyperion". Both novels were written as one book. The complaint I most often hear about these two books is that in order to have any conclusion to the series you have to purchase and read the second book. I have never understood all this whining about the need to get the second book to get an idea of what will happen. I would much rather be in a situation wanting to finish a second book because it is so interesting, rather than being so uninterested as to not even care.