Now Reading: To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh by Greg Cox
Just Finished: Olympos by Dan Simmons
While I was hopelessly gripped by the tale, the middle third felt a bit jumbled, and I was distracted by a few viewpoint glitches here and there. The author was able to keep me guessing as to how the various conflicts would be solved, and for that matter, he kept me guessing as to how the various storylines would be tied together in the end. There were a few loose ends remaining, possibly left so with the aim to add a third volume to the series. Were the third volume a reality, I’d probably put it on my "someday" list rather than rushing off to the bookstore. The author’s allusions to literature were interesting details in Hyperion, took a larger role in Ilium, and nearly upstaged the other characters in Olympos. This is fine for those who like that sort of thing (there are obviously many such people) but I think I prefer my science fiction to be just a little less arty.