Only 2000 copies issued in hardcover, and becoming much less available than even a few years ago. SIGNED and inscribed "to Bruce" by Simmons boldly on the title page. Winner of the Hugo Award and Locus Award for Best Novel.
Near Fine+ in Fine- Dust Jacket. Outwardly a nice pleasing copy, the main shortcoming is some light foxing most prominent on the right-hand edge of the text block i. The page edges with a hint at the upper text-block and almost non-existent at the lower text block.
Tiny hint of waviness to the jacket almost imperceptible. The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons Hardcover First Edition - First Printing Doubleday 1990. Includes errata sheet to "fix" the printing error in which page 306 was printed twice and page 305 was omitted. Reportedly only 4000 copies issued in trade hardcover first printing copies. SIGNED and inscribed "to Jim" by Simmons boldly on the title page.
Winner British SF Society Award and Locus Award for Best Novel. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket, a perfect copy. Free Bonus Book: Hyperion first trade paperback (not mass market), issued simultaneously with the hardcover, offered as a free reading copy.Edition note: Hyperion was Simmons' third novel after Carrion Comfort and Song of Kali, his first published book. Reportedly only 2000 copies were issued in trade hardcover, many copies going to libraries, the balance issued in trade paperbacks. Doubleday may have feared that such an esoteric and literally science fiction novel would not appeal to average readers. Early on, Simmons had bad luck getting published. Apparently, one of his short stories was accepted and then the magazine went defunct before it was published. Song of Kali was accepted by another publisher which went defunct before it was published. Bluejay published Song of Kali finally but it went defunct shortly thereafter. Shortly thereafter, Simmons published the Hyperion/Fall of Hyperion duology which is in my opinion one of the best science fiction novels up there with Dune by Herbert. The structure of Hyperion is loosely based on Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.
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