Helen of Troy is in mourning for her dead husband, Paris. Killed in single combat with the merciless Apollo, his body 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.
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The most authentically Homeric portrayal of the Gods that I have read in a modern work of fiction. The violence and terror are convincingly epic. (Tom Holland SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)
"...a mind-blasting look at the nature of humanity, and what it truly means to be a hero. Complex and multi-stranded, this free-wheeling and beautifully bonkers epic [is] more than worth the effort. " (Saxon Bullock SFX)
"A deeply satisfying and dark twist on the old comics idea of fictional heroes existing in parallel universes. The action is non-stop and it has an ending that's satisfying. Heavy but rewarding stuff." (Anthony Brown STARBURST)
"This is powerful stuff, rich in both high-tech sense of wonder and literary allusions, but Simmons is in complete control of his material as half a dozen baroque plot lines smoothly converge on a rousing and highly satisfying conclusion." (PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY)
Like so many epics and space operas, Olympos measures individual lives against a cosmic scale... combines the historical and literary Trojan war with biotechnology, nano-engineering, quantum physics, geology, astronomy, sex, politics, and religion. ( The Guardian)
The sequel to the bestselling and acclaimed ILIUM. Together these books are the SF event of the decade.
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Descrizione libro Orion Publishing Group, 2005. Condizione libro: Neu. neu, noch in Schutzfolie, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag 219167 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 920. Codice libro della libreria 321992
Descrizione libro Gollancz, 2005. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0575072628
Descrizione libro Gollancz, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110575072628
Descrizione libro Gollancz. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0575072628 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW4.0303731