Hyperion by Dan Simmons:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
Hyperion is an extraordinary story, told in the manner of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: a series of stories by individuals who have had experiences with the Shrike or with the Time Tombs. The Time Tombs are strange structures on the planet Hyperion that do not seem to be moving in the same time stream as the rest of us. The Shrike is a mysterious figure who strikes at the human beings who settle Hyperion.
Dan Simmons' novel Hyperion won the Hugo award for Best Science Fiction Novel. He has also won the World Fantasy award for his first novel Song of Kali. He lives in Colorado, along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Select
The entirety of computers and their information linked together, typically on a planet, in concept.
The workspace of console cowboys - the matrix.
Fatline - FTL communication
A communications technology that provides immediate communication between star systems; faster-than-light communication.
A two-dimensional pictorial representation of a three-dimensional real space. A picture.
Furniture that achieves the comfort of free-fall, the weightless condition normally achieved only in space.
A state in which human beings experience addiction to computer access and data streams.
A group of artificial intelligences with vast resources and the entirety of human dataspheres to access.
A single, enormous tree grown as a spacecraft.
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