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Librarian's Note Alternate Edition with same isbn isbn 13 January 2011THE EXTRAORDINARY AND MAGNIFICENT EPIC CONCLUSION TO THE HUGO AWARD NOMINATED ILIUMBeneath the gaze of the gods the mighty armies of Greece and Troy met in fierce and glorious combat scrupulou MAJOR SPOILERS AHEADI have tremendous problems with this book not the least of which is that I wanted to enjoy it so badly Simmons has a talent for writing good scenes and decent characters but the overall structure of this book is so sloppy and disappointing that I can t help but feel cheated I felt this way at the end of Rise of Endymion as well and I m starting to think that it s systemic to all of his epic sci fi narratives He comes up with a neat idea creates hint that he s going to explain everything at the end and after thousands of pages arbitrarily ends things without any sense of resolutionWhat was this book about What was the conflict You begin thinking that it s about the gods of Olympos and the uantum disturbances they re creating that threaten the very existence of the solar system Okay But then it turns out that the Olympian gods are pawns of larger gods or Gods including Setebos and Prospero At this point I m enjoying the direction of the book thinking that events will hinge on what these larger gods are planning But then with a little than 200 pages left in the combined 1700 pages of IliumOlympos a heretofore unmentioned 2500 year old Islamic submarine carrying 700 mini black holes becomes the focus While the submarine is being taken care of Setebos just goes away Zeus out of nowhere desire to become the One God of the Universe is foiled by Achilles and Hephaestus begins his reign on Olympos clearing up those pesky uantum disturbances from way back in the book as an afterthought There were so many unnecessary elements Where was Simmons editor in all of this You could have cut out anything to do with Sycorax and Odysseus and the narrative wouldn t have changed You could have deleted almost everything going on with the Trojans and Achaens and the only thing that would have been affected would have been Achilles killing Zeus at the end But that didn t matter either because there s no reason for the gods storyline either They were post humans now they re gods maybe there are larger forces at play That s the sum total of the gods in the course of the storyIf I may a partial list of things that are set up but never resolved Why did Prospero want to elevate the post humans to god status If each universe is created by singular genius wouldn t the Greek gods already exist in the universe the Trojans and Achaens come from In fact why did the post humans choose the Iliad to recreate at all What the hell was the point of the Titan war at the end Why did Zeus all of a sudden want to become the One God There s no mention of this desire anywhere in the book Who was the uiet It s mentioned for 1000 pages and then without showing up everything is resolved when Setebos senses it coming and runs away Why didn t Daeman and Caliban get to fight when they meet at the end Why did Hephaestus put all of the humans into a blue tachyon beam on Ilium Earth Why were the voynix afraid of the Setebos eggI could go on It seems like Simmons is okay with the explanation for any of these events being for some reason I guess it s deeper and ambiguous that way I don t think I d be nearly this upset if the promise of IliumOlympos hadn t been so great I gave the first book 5 stars and I stand by that The setup was incredible The individual parts are amazing But the whole is so utterly disappointing as to make me angry

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Nd the entire pantheon of divine manipulators; before the swift and terrible mechanical creatures that catered for centuries to the pitiful idle remnants of Earth's human race began massing in the millions to exterminate rather than serveAnd now all bets are off If you ever plan to read the Ilium duo logy then i recommend doing it back to back I picked up Olympos 18 months after Ilium and experienced a great deal of confusion My usual go to Wikipedia let me down so i resorted to finding spoiler reviews which gave me snippets of names events and what went down I would still need to re read Ilium to fully appreciate OlymposIt continues in the same vein as Ilium with the three story lines still separate but slowly making their way to the inevitable convergence the Moravecs and Hockenberry are investigating the uantum disturbances emanating from old Earth the Trojans and Greeks are fighting the Gods of Mount Olympos and Harman Ada and the rest of the Old Style Humans are fighting the Voynix who ve turn against themMuch like his other science fiction classic Hyperion Olympos is thoroughly entertaining and packed with philosophy psychics history and likable characters My only gripe is the length as at least 100 pages could have been cut

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Sly following the text set forth in Homer's timeless narrative but that was before twenty first century scholar Thomas Hockenberry stirred the bloody brew causing an enraged Achilles to join forces with his archenemy Hector and turn his murderous wrath on Zeus a didn t answer anythingthe uite one didn t show upsetebos just leftislamophobia left a bad taste in my mind


10 thoughts on “Olympos author Dan Simmons

  1. says:

    Oh frack it I’ve started and deleted and restarted this review too many times already Dan Simmons’ Ilium and Olympos have left me speechless If you ask my wife you’ll discover that’s a rare occurrence indeed I don’t think I can put together an entirely coherent review much less something with any significant insight on the author’s ideas So I’ll just share what I’m able to get out in a little

  2. says:

    Contains spoilers towards the endThis is my least favorite bookIt's not the worst book I've ever read Manos The Hands of Fate is perhaps the worst movie I've ever seen but it's not my least favorite It takes than simple technical ineptness to rise or sink to the rank of my least favorite A least favorite work needs to commit some special crime Olympos' crime is that it took the plot threads of Ilium one of the top two or three most creati

  3. says:

    MAJOR SPOILERS AHEADI have tremendous problems with this book not the least of which is that I wanted to enjoy

  4. says:

    I enjoyed the beginning of this book as it picks up where Ilium left off Leading up to about the middle of the book the story line is interesting and exciting And then wham Stinky turds from there on out The rest of the story is a classic example of everything I can't stand about bad science fictionNo or very little insight into the science The author just assumes you know what the he is talking aboutSo many people and character

  5. says:

    It's like Simmons wanted to write a seuel to Ilium but told himself he was going to make it the exact opposite in almost every way imaginable This book was much darker in tone and much violent then the first book but it still totally worked

  6. says:

    didn't answer anythingthe uite one didn't show upsetebos just leftislamophobia left a bad taste in my mind

  7. says:

    If you ever plan to read the Ilium duo logy then i recommend doing it back to back I picked up Olympos 18 months after Ilium and experienced a great deal of confusion My usual go to Wikipedia let me down so i resorted to finding spoiler reviews which gave me snippets of names events and what went down I would still need to re rea

  8. says:

    Dan Simmons' Olympos consists mainly in two threads In the one most of our various characters Harman and Daeman the moravecs Odysseus Achilles et al undertake long journeys in time and space bringing them at an unbearably slow pace towards the future Earth On these journeys they endure various ordeals of little conseuence and a great deal of nothing occurs and is described at great length and in extraordinary detail by Simmons In

  9. says:

    Mind blowing adrenaline pumping world expanding science fiction at its very best Dan Simmons has big ideas and grand sche

  10. says:

    Welllll I just can't get excited about this book now that it's over After wading through 900 dense pages of literary influe

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