View Full Version : Simmons` ILIUM becomes Digital Domain`s

01 January 2004, 09:23 PM
"Simmons' ILIUM is set on Mars in the future where the Greek gods have recreated the Trojan War and play it out with resurrected Greek and Trojan soldiers, with the greatest philosophical and scientific minds from Earth's history ordered to watch the battle and then comment on it to the gods. Meanwhile, those on Earth are undergoing a quest for humanity's true origins while in Jupiter orbit a group of sentient robots (who are also fans of Shakespeare) are voyaging to Mars to learn the mystery behind a cosmic riddle. Just as Simmons drew inspiration from Thomas Chaucer's CANTERBURY TALES and Mark Twain's THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER when he wrote his HYPERION novels, he's using Homer's epic ILIAD poem as the launching point for this ambitious new sci-fi epic. "

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01 January 2004, 09:08 AM
Have you read Ilium yet? I loved Hyperion/Endymion, Summer of Night and some of his other books. I was really excited to see Ilium at the bookstore (haven't bought it yet). Surprised to see the movie get picked up so quickly (considering how long Hyperion's been out w/out similar happenings...)



01 January 2004, 11:18 AM
That should be Geoffrey Chaucer.

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