The Fall of Hyperion
New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publishing Group  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