Hyperion by Dan Simmons

473 pages first pub 1989 (editions)

fiction science fiction adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced
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It is the 29th century and the universe of the Human Hegemony is under threat. Invasion by the warlike Ousters looms, and the mysterious schemes of the secessionist AI TechnoCore bring chaos ever closer. On the eve of disaster, with the entire gal...

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Moods

adventurous 80%
mysterious 80%
dark 61%
emotional 39%
challenging 38%
tense 36%
reflective 35%
sad 22%
funny 7%
inspiring 5%
hopeful 4%
informative 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 34%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 38% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | Yes: 36% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | No: 14% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.22

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