Olympos (Mass Market Paperbound)
Beneath the gaze of the gods, the mighty armies of Greece and Troy met in fierce and glorious combat, scrupulously following the text set forth in Homer's timeless narrative. But that was before twenty-first-century scholar Thomas Hockenberry stirred the bloody brew, causing an enraged Achilles to join forces with his archenemy Hector and turn his murderous wrath on Zeus and the entire pantheon of divine manipulators; before the swift and terrible mechanical creatures that catered for centuries to the pitiful idle remnants of Earth's human race began massing in the millions, to exterminate rather than serve.
And now all bets are off.
“Explores the relationship of history and culture to the idea of humanity. An exceptional creation.”
-Library Journal (starred review)
“[OLYMPOS] manages to mix great literary pastiche with some highly original storytelling...thoughtful, inventive, clever and action-packed.”
-Sunday Denver Post
“Ambitious, witty, moving: Simmons at his best.”
“Insanely ambitious . . . Ilium and OLYMPOS together solidify [Simmons’s] reputation as one of science fiction’s genuine modern masters.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“A thoughtful but fast-paced tale that will leave heads spinning and hearts racing.”
-Newark Star Ledger
“Philosophy, physics and literature 101, wrapped up in the trappings of Buck Rogers-style space opera: great fun.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Fans of epic, action-driven science fiction will talk about this inventive and highly-addictive thriller for years.”
-School Library Journal