Review: I had a hard time getting into this. Divided into several shorter stories, each told from a different character, helped a bit, but the description of technology, or lack of, muddled me horrible. I often got lost trying to figure out the jargon and missed the story. Still, once I got into it, I was hooked and enjoyed the complex world-building, the mystery, the creepiness of the Shrike, and the character. However, the ending was not acceptable. It just...ended! Only after I discovered that the author actually wrote this and the Fall of Hyperion as ONE STORY but the publisher released it as two stories. I understand as the single volume would have been enormous but still - not cool, man.
Bookmarks: 4 of 5
Awards: Hugo Award Winner, 1990
Year Published: 1989
Date Finished: 6-13-2017