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Ilium By Dan Simmons Ilium The Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars observed and influenced from on high by Zeus and his immortal family and twenty first century professor Thomas Hockenberry is there to play a r

  • Title: Ilium
  • Author: Dan Simmons
  • ISBN: 9780380817924
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Ilium By Dan Simmons The Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars observed and influenced from on high by Zeus and his immortal family and twenty first century professor Thomas Hockenberry is there to play a role in the insidious private wars of vengeful gods and goddesses On Earth, a small band of the few remaining humans pursues a lost past and devastating truth as four sentientThe Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars observed and influenced from on high by Zeus and his immortal family and twenty first century professor Thomas Hockenberry is there to play a role in the insidious private wars of vengeful gods and goddesses On Earth, a small band of the few remaining humans pursues a lost past and devastating truth as four sentient machines depart from Jovian space to investigate, perhaps terminate, the potentially catastrophic emissions emanating from a mountaintop miles above the terraformed surface of the Red Planet.
    Ilium By Dan Simmons

    Ilium Definition of Ilium by Merriam Webster Medical Definition of ilium the dorsal, upper, and largest one of the three bones composing either lateral half of the pelvis that in humans is broad and expanded above and narrower below where it joins with Ilium anatomy Britannica The ilium is the most dorsal element and the only one extending forward of the socket of the leg acetabulum The ilium is fused with the synsacrum and the ischium, the latter of which is fused with the pubis All three serve as attachments for leg The Ilium Anatomy, Function, and Treatment Ilium Bone Definition, Anatomy Location Body Maps Jan , The ilium is the largest of three bones that fuse together over time to comprise the outer sections of the pelvis It is present in most vertebrates, excluding bony fish and most snakes In Ilium definition of ilium by The Free Dictionary SACROILIAC JOINTS The sacroiliac joints are on either side of your tail bone or sacrum, joining it, on each side, to the ilium bone, the largest bones that form the outer walls of the pelvis. Ilium Software Award winning mobile software for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Windows Mobile, Android, BlackBerry, Mac OS X and Windows PC This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our Ileum anatomy Britannica The ileum is about . metres . feet long or about three fifths the length of the small intestine and extends from the jejunum the middle section of the small intestine to the ileocecal valve, which empties into the colon large intestine.

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    1. J.G. Keely on said:

      I love the idea of a throwback, an author who takes cues from classics and puts a new spin on them Mieville took rollicking pulp and updated it, Susanna Clarke made fairy tales and the Gothic novel sing for a modern audience but if you re going to adopt a bygone style, take only the best, and leave the dross By all means, copy Howard s verve and brooding, but skip the sexist titillation Copy Lovecraft s cosmic horror, but skip the racist epithets Dan Simmon s Ilium feels like 50 s sci fi for all [...]

    2. Clouds on said:

      Christmas 2010 I realised that I had got stuck in a rut I was re reading old favourites again and again, waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works Something had to be done.On the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge, to read every book to have won the Locus Sci Fi award That s 35 books, 6 of which I d previously read, leaving 29 titles by 14 authors who were new to me.While working through this reading list I got married, went on my honeymoon, switched career and became a fat [...]

    3. seak on said:

      If someone were to describe this book to me if they even could , I don t know if I would believe how much I absolutely enjoyed it Dan Simmons is a mad genius.Shakespeare quoting humanoid robots, Greek Gods, post humans, and old style humans somehow make the craziest awesome story imaginable.Ilium is a story told through essentially three unrelated viewpoints First, there s Hockenberry This is told in first person Hockenberry is called a Scholic, a human from our the 20th century our time who was [...]

    4. Simona Bartolotta on said:

      15 02 17I ve only read one chapter but I can already tell the writing is so unbelievably brilliant Insta love for me 18 03 17 I m a little past page 100 and the writing is still brilliant, but all the rest isn t doing it for me sure enough I ve only been able to read 100 pages in 30 days I ve no doubt the world building is complex and thought out, but nothing is explicitly explained and the reader is supposed to glean all the information from the story itself as it unfolds normally I would love [...]

    5. Kane on said:

      Literary science fiction One of the words in this phrase struggles and strains against the other two like an 18 month old who doesn t want to be picked up It doesn t want to be associated with a genre that often is long on ideas and short on quality prose and sharp and distinct style It often succeeds in escaping the pull of science fiction s weak gravity Occassionaly, an author creates a story that is so dense that the word is held in place in an unstable orbit Ultimately many of those fail und [...]

    6. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy on said:

      Most excellent I like SF, and I like much of what gets lumped under the rather stuffy title classic literature Clearly, so does Dan Simmons Set in a very distant future, long after both AI and posthumans have merged, this novel contains three main storylines, all of which ventually intersect First, there s a group of languid, pleasure seeking old style humans living on old earth, all their needs taken care of by mechanical servitors left for them, presumably, by the posthumans Upon completing a [...]

    7. Jake on said:

      My review of Ilium in a nutshell I liked it AMBISHUN DAN SIMMONS HAZ IT I m not sure if it is possible to be too ambitious when creating a plot for a novel, but Dan Simmons seems to be on a mission to find out There are concepts, there are high concepts, and there are Dan Simmons concepts When it s time for Simmons to begin a new novel, I picture something like this Dan Simmons is smoking a pipe made from the bones of an aurochs , deep in the bowels of Stately Simmons Manor Inspiration hits He m [...]

    8. Anthony Ryan on said:

      Masterly far future sci fi epicness from Dan Simmons Thousands of years into Earth s future the human population has stagnated into a contented form of indulgent immortality no one dies and no one goes hungry, but also no one really does anything interesting than take part in the occasional sex party or get eaten by a cloned Allosaur Meanwhile a present day historian has been resurrected on Mars, apparently at the whim of the ancient Greek gods in order to act as observer to the siege of Troy, [...]

    9. David on said:

      A fantastic sci fi epic in the tradition of Simmons s Hyperion Cantos In Ilium, as in the Hyperion books, Simmons really shows off his knowledge of classical literature He obviously knows the Iliad and the Odyssey inside and out, but the author through his characters also fills this book with literary and historical references to Shakespeare, Proust, and a dozen other sources It s ingenious and it made me to resolve to finally get around to reading the Iliad myself once I ve finished this series [...]

    10. James Williams on said:

      According to the cover for Ilium, it was nominated for the Hugo Novel of the Year in 2004 It absolutely deserved it It also didn t win, and it deserved that as well Don t get me wrong It s a great book and I loved reading it indeed, this was the second time I read it and I think I enjoyed it the second time It s really three stories all happening in different places in the solar system at the same time, inevitably approaching one another It s rare to find a book tries this and does it well, and [...]

    11. Stephanie on said:

      Prepare to have mind blown.I like dense reads, and I like immersing myself in complex worlds created by brilliant minds but never, NEVER have I read a astonishingly complex novel 1 2 the way through this gigantic mind bender I was still completely without a clue about what was going on in the book The fact that I and so many others rate this book so highly tells you a little something about our Mr Simmons and the quality of his writing Who get s away with this Nobody does excpet for Dan Read th [...]

    12. Scott Rhee on said:

      I can t seem to say enough in the way of praise for Dan Simmons The guy is a frickin genius and one of the best writers working in any genre today Ilium is his science fiction magnum opus It is a grand epic in the same way Tolkein s Lord of the Rings trilogy and Frank Herbert s Dune series were grand epics in their genre The funny thing is Simmons s Ilium is a sci fi epic ABOUT one of the greatest epics of all time, Homer s The Iliad Well, it s not so much about The Iliad as it is a very strange [...]

    13. Mark on said:

      The Iliad serves as the starting point here Sing, O Muse, of the rage of Achilles , and from there Dan Simmons proceeds to amaze you with some of the most literate science fiction you ll ever read The story unfolds in three parts, which are skillfully woven together to increase dramatic tension as the plot lines spiral closer to each other The end of Ilium is a soft stop, there is some closure but it leaves much open for the next book Olympos The science fiction is the good stuff that sci fi fan [...]

    14. Nicholas Armstrong on said:

      A book should not be hard to read To pick up a book, and to read the words and enjoy them should not be hard, it should just be Reading this book was hard Every moment I normally would pick up a book to read a little I would pick up this, and every time I did not look forward to it.It baffles me I could have sworn that I enjoyed Hyperion and that it was well written, could I have been so wrong This was not enjoyable, it was not well written, and it was so hugely disappointing 700 pages is a lot [...]

    15. Javir11 on said:

      Primero de todo decir que he le do este libro en la versi n de dos vol menes y por lo tanto solo me he le do esta primera parte.La historia de cada una de las tres tramas me parece muy original y fresca, pero si tuviera que quedarme con alguna ser a sin duda aquella que hace referencia a la Il ada de Homero.Esa mezcla de Guerra de Troya, Dioses griegos posthumanos y ese toque de ciencia ficci n, me ha parecido una verdadera locura Ojala todo el libro fuera sobre ello XDLa incertidumbre de no sab [...]

    16. Mitch on said:

      In spite of the violent content, I really like Dan Simmons Hyperion and its sequel This book looked like it had potential For reasons unknown, the Greek gods are kicking it on Mars and the Trojan War is being fought with a lot of their participation.Now the book starts throwing in all sorts of sci fi wondersce, but not enough to save this.First it s far too detailed and has too many repeated references to the Iliad Second, some seriously unbelievable things happen several times And third, it s c [...]

    17. Josh on said:

      Ilium defies description It s epic sci fi with huge twists, characters tempting fate, some fickle and furious Greek gods, Achilles and Hector from Homer s Iliad, Shakespeare spouting robots from Jupiter, oh, and some trippy worm holes It s good stuff Video thoughts at youtube watch v zIeLP

    18. Jason on said:

      Dan Simmons, one of my favorite authors This book has it all, it has the Trojans, Troy, and the Iliad Aliens, robots, and Gods of all sizes This book is a blast to read and will appeal to fantasy readers, science fiction readers, and even to historical fiction readers A must read.

    19. Katharina on said:

      Holy bloody freakin incredible hell Or Hades Whatever I m I have no words Seriously This was beyond brilliant I don t know who took Dan Simmon s brain, drugged it up, sprinkled it with colours and glitter to come up with THAT but please do it again Often Ilium is a wild mixture of science fiction, fantasy, a history or should I say literature lesson, and awesomeness And it s only the first part don t think you can get in other books between Ilium and its sequel Olympos I wanted to, but now I can [...]

    20. John Boettcher on said:

      I thought that the best I was ever going to read from Simmons was his Hyperion series That thought was seriously challenged with Ilium, and it s sequel, Olympos The way that Simmons weaves the tale of Troy into a science fiction masterpiece is absolutely astounding For high school and college student who struggled greatly and mightily through Homer s epic poems, these two books should be required reading BEFORE reading Homer s actual work Simmons s knowledge of the stories, it s characters, and [...]

    21. Becky on said:

      Hands down the best scifi that I ve read in the last ten years This was the first time that I d read Dan Simmons and I was floored by the depth of his characters, the complexity of his plot, and the intricate and fascinating world s he created I personally liked the feeling over never really knowing than any of the characters I enjoyed the mystery of being on level with the characters, unsure of what would come next Nothing about this is a light read The book treats you like an adult, and you r [...]

    22. Matt on said:

      The plot of this book is to complex to even attempt to go into but it has a dead historian recording events of the Trojan war for the gods, strange humans on a seemingly distant future earth, a machine race of explorers living on the outskirts of the solar system, and Shakespeare Believe it or not they all go together in not such a surreal way as you might think The characters are well rounded and evolve with the story I don t know that it has important moral implications in the world but it was [...]

    23. Aurélie on said:

      Je crois que j ai encore plus appr ci ce roman la 2e lecture Je gardais un souvenir confus de certains passages ou certaines destin es , mais des impressions tr s nettes d autres sc nes, que j ai revisit es avec plaisir.A moi Olympos maintenant

    24. Lel on said:

      I went through a full spectrum of emotions while reading this book Swinging between laughter, horror, sadness, boredom and confusion The first half of the book I had no idea really what was going on, who was who and what the main plot of the story was I mean there are aliens, Greek gods on Mars and a dinosaur Who puts that lot into one story I still dont think I can really explain the plot and characters to someone who hasn t read this book without sounding crazy and just rambling.About 50% into [...]

    25. Derek on said:

      This is an absolute marvel, its ingenuity is second to none genre wise I totally enjoyed this, though for the life of me, I anticipate explain why it has taken me than six months to read this beautiful book On and off of course It wasn t as straight forward as most other Dan Simmons I ve read, and yes, I did struggle just a bit at the beginning, but once I got the plot mechanism, everything flowed like a charm The story is beautifully crafted, the characters are amazing and the warping of the e [...]

    26. Ivan Lutz on said:

      ZApravo puno lo ije nego sam o ekivao Opet, Simmons pi e kao nitko, precizan je i pjevan ritmi an i bogat No, pri a kao pri a me malo krc malo, puno umorila, eto.

    27. grimaud on said:

      Me ha gustado bastante No llega a ser tan buena como la saga de Hiperi n pero esto ya lo esperaba, es dif cil superar aquello Hay tres lineas argumentales distintas que acaban conectando hacia el final de la novela, un final que queda totalmente abierto para la continuaci n, titulada Olimpo.En la primera estamos en la guerra de Troya El protagonista es Hockenberry, un profesor del siglo XXI especialista en cultura griega cl sica, que ha sido devuelto a la vida y que actua como observador en el c [...]

    28. Damien Sulla-Menashe on said:

      There are a lot of very polarizing views on this book, people either love it or hate it I think I m right in the middle I m entertained by Dan Simmons writing in general and a story centered on the Iliad written as a sci fi epic is an intriguing idea at the least However, it takes half the book before you even have a clue of what is going on and even longer to really get how the world s are connected What I mean is that the Iliad is on Earth in the BCs and the post humans playing Gods are center [...]

    29. Liutauras on said:

      this started painfully, but burst into nice reading Dan is building the story long and from a lot of directions that usually culminated in the last 100 pages and all happens at once Hyperion was that and here you will find a lot of similarities only the referral is to Iliad and done quite masterfully want to read and that is the best evaluation in my mind.

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