Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Ilium

Emory just bought Dan Simmons's latest novel, Ilium, and graciously let me have first crack at it, since Emory is famous for buying books or comics and then simply never reading them. I'm sure he'll get around to this one though, since Simmons wrote the Hyperion novels, one of Emory's (and my) favorite science fiction epics. I'm about fifty pages into it so far, and let me just describe one of the three major plotlines thus far:

It is The Iliad in space. It is Homer meets Hyperion. It is the Greek gods plus nanotech. It is concentrated Jeff-joy.

1 Comments:

Anonymous daisy said...

ilium= part of the small intestine, I don't know what your book is about....does it have intestines?

9:04 PM  

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