Ilium - Dan Simmons


By Dan Simmons

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 84 Ratings


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 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.

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  • Epic in it's Scope

    By Dwardeng
    Obviously based on The Iliad this huge story blends Science Fiction with literal influences from Homer and Shakespeare. The true genius here is how he makes it all work. An amazing work.
  • Simply stunning

    By Laziejim
    One of the most ambitious books I've ever read! Simmons delivers in every possible way!
  • Homer would dig it.

    By Jhary
    Great stuff, especially for us Homer aficionados. While Simmon's sf epic is anything but short, his mixture of Homer's heroic poem with Shakespeare, Proust, quantum mechanics, robots, and posthumans makes for an eclectic and smart novel.