Today I wanted to leave you with a short list of books that are similar, if not in all aspects - at least some, to the Hyperion series. I have always thought that "Dune" by Frank Herbert is the only book that rivals Hyperion in the sheer scope, creativity, and atmosphere. If you have yet to open the pages of "Dune," maybe you have seen the film, do yourself a favor and give it a try.

Hyperion Cantos

The if you are left hungry for more, here are some other books that are similar in some way or another, and you want to give them a try:

  • "A Fire Upon the Deep" by Vernor Vinge
  • "Book of the New Sun" by Gene Wolfe
  • "Ilium and Olympos" by Dan Simmons
  • "Lord of Light" by Roger Zelazny
  • "Anathem" by Neal Stephenson

I will say this, the last two books are not as epic as the first three, but have a similar tone. All of them are extremely creative, however.

I'll stop now, before this just turns into a list of my favorite books which have a similar flavor to Hyperion are.