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Описание: There are those who worship it. C. The shrike is a marvellous machine, or perhaps a godlike mechanical beast, most simply described as being chrome and steel, and spikes and claws, whose unlucky victims he hangs on a metal tree of tormented souls to live forever in mortal agony (Dan Simmons does this beast justice; I don?t!) The "players" are a father (with his daughter, a baby), a priest, a warrior, a treeship pilot, a poet, a woman with a computer/avatar in her head, and a freelancer/rogue - Quite a collection! The majority of the first book (a good 85%) alternates between the tale of their journey from the treeship to the "Time-Tombs" (home of the Shrike) and the telling of each of the traveller's tales of how and why they cam. ”“Belief in one's identity as a poet or writer prior to the acid test of publication is as naive and harmless as the youthful belief in one's immortality and the inevitable disillusionment is just as painful. 1990. I suppose the fact that I?m writing this opinion on the series of four books is a clue as to the fact that I did eventually read them, and liked the first one enough to continue and read the last three. 00 *HeThe image you are seeing is the actual book you will be receiving,not a stock photo. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. C. Overall a solid copy at a great price!Please note that Subterranean Press will be publishing The Rise of Endymion sometime later this year. She had always felt that the essence of human experience lay not primarily in the peak experiences, the wedding days and triumphs which stood out in the memory like dates circled in red on old calendars, but, rather, in the unself-conscious flow of little things - the weekend afternoon with each member of the family engaged in his or her own pursuit, their crossings and connections casual, dialogues imminently forgettable, but the sum of such hours creating a synergy which was important and eternal. It is the first book of a two book sequence which is followed by a second two book sequence set somewhat later in the same universe. These include: Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Connecticut (CT), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Indiana (IN), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Massachusetts (MA), Nevada (NV), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), NThese include: Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Connecticut (CT), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Indiana (IN), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Massachusetts (MA), Nevada (NV), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), NThis lot of Dan Simmons novels includes:Hyperion. The Terror.