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Ilium

Author: Dan Simmons; Homer.
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the towering heights of Olympos Mons on Mars, the mighty Zeus and his immortal family of gods, goddesses, and demigods look down upon a momentous battle, observing - and often influencing - the legendary exploits of Paris, Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, and the clashing armies of Greece and Troy." "Thomas Hockenberry, former twenty-first-century professor and Iliad scholar, watches as well. It is Hockenberry's
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Simmons; Homer.
ISBN: 0575072598 9780575072596 0575072601 9780575072602
OCLC Number: 318117318
Description: x, 576 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Dan Simmons.
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Taking the events and characters of the "Iliad" as his jumping off point, Simmons creates an epic of time travel and savage warfare. Travellers from 40,000 years in the future return to Homer's  Read more...

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