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Olympos by Dan Simmons


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Comprehensive follow up to Ilium, a fascinating and extremely complex tale which is difficult to leave once embroiled. Brings the Classics head to head with cutting edge Sci-Fi.

If you like Dan Simmons you might also like to read books by Neil Stephenson, Tanis Rideout and Diane Setterfield.


Olympos by Dan Simmons

Helen of Troy is in mourning for her dead husband, Paris. Killed in single combat with the merciless Apollo, his body is nothing but a scorched and blasted thing.

Hockenberry, her lover, still sneaks from her bed after their nights of lovemaking. And the gods still strike out from the besieged Olympos, their single-molecule bomb casings quantum phase-shifting through the moravecs' force shield and laying waste to Ilium. Or so Hockenberry and the amusing little metal creature, Mahnmut, have tried to explain to her.

Helen of Troy does not give a fig about machines. She must dress for the funeral.

And man and the gods and the unknown players in this tragedy must prepare for the final act. And a battle that will decide the future of the universe itself.

About the Author

Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons was born in Peoria, Illinois, in 1948, and grew up in various cities and small towns in the Midwest. He received his Masters in Education from W ashington University in St. Louis in 1971. He worked in elementary education for eighteen years, winning awards for his innovative teaching, and became a full-time writer in 1987. Dan lives in Colorado with his wife, Karen, and has a daughter in her twenties. His books are published in tw enty-nine counties and many of them have been optioned for film.

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Publication date

12th July 2006


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832 pages


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