Endymion

Overview:

  • Title: Endymion
  • Author: Dan Simmons
  • Year: 1996
  • Type: Novel
  • Series: Hyperion Cantos
  • Number in series: 3

Synopsis:

Picks up the series 274 years after TFoH. Follows the exploits of Raul Endymion, who becomes the protector of Aenea, daughter of Brawne Lamia (one of the 7 pilgrims in Hyperion) and the Keats AI. Upon emerging from the Time Tombs, Aenea and Raul embark on a tour of old Hegemony planets, while the Vatican directs Father Captain de Soya to pursue them in an advanced Archangel-class vessel, which uses a particularly ingenious method of achieving high speeds. The episodic nature of the novel, coupled with the fact that many of the adventures occur while on a raft accompanied by A. Bettik, an android designed for servitude, evokes the imagery of Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Awards:

  • 1997. Endymion Hugo, Best Novel (Nomination below cutoff)
  • 1997. Endymion Locus Poll, Best SF Novel (Nomination)
  • 1997. Endymion British Fantasy, August Derleth Fantasy Award (Best Novel) (Nomination below cutoff)

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