Hyperion
by Dan Simmons
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On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike.  There are those who worship it.  There are those who fear it.  And there are those who have vowed to destroy it.  In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move ba... More

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The lieutenant took his time scanning their visa chips, letting them wait in the drizzle, occasionally making a comment with the idle arrogance common to such nobodies who have just come into a small bit of power.
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The lieutenant took his time scanning their visa chips, letting them wait in the drizzle, occasionally making a comment with the idle arrogance common to such nobodies who have just come into a small bit of power.
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Finally Al added one more sentence that I have been thinking about ever since. 'And if you did it again', he said, 'we would have to kill you again'.

We stared at each other for some time after that; each convinced, I am sure, that the other was a total idiot.
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Finally Al added one more sentence that I have been thinking about ever since. 'And if you did it again', he said, 'we would have to kill you again'.

We stared at each other for some time after that; each convinced, I am sure, that the other was a total idiot.