Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Dan Simmons always writes interesting stories. As I read my way through Ilium and Olympos I marvel at his vision and ability to make you think.
In this series humanity has developed into humans and posthumans. The posthumans though have left earth and the remaining humans are unsure what this means.

Meanwhile on Mars resurrected Homer scholars find themselves tasked by seven foot tall Greek Gods to observe and record the siege of Troy which is being fought in a recreated Mediterranean.

Also robots working on Jupiter's moons decide to find out what has happened to the posthumans and set of to Mars to investigate the millions of giant statues being carved around the landscape.

This series is well worth reading. Get yourself a copy and read the words of a true thinker.