Hyperion. It’s finally here, and I’m so pleased to show you all the last year’s work.
Dan Simmons’ “Hyperion” is an absolute masterpiece as a standalone model and as a four part quartet known as the “Cantos”.
This has been a long road indeed and I have gone through many iterations of prototypes and design to end up with what we have here. One thing you will notice is that I haven’t shared information on the Roman Numeral Edition, and that’s because I’m still not ready with that version yet.
There are numerous themes that run through this series of books, and I always try and pick one that feels right. When designing for a series it makes the process much more difficult as you want cohesion between each book of the series.
Hyperion, Dan Simmons:
There are three tier’s in total for this series :
Deluxe/Numbered Edition – 300 copies (150 for rights holders, 150 for general sale)
Lettered Edition – 26 copies
Roman Numeral Edition – 8 copies
The Lettered/Deluxe rights holders will be contacted following this announcement to purchase their respective designation of Hyperion. Any copies not redeemed will be made available on public pre-order.
Whilst prices have unfortunately risen, I really believe you get a lot of book for your money. The Numbered Edition is akin to some Lettered Editions out there. I just felt Hyperion needed to have the boat fully pushed out as it’s such an iconic title. Apologies to anybody priced out of this edition, genuinely.
Rights holders will be contacted following this announcement to purchase the book. They will have until Monday 6th November at 21:00GMT to exercise their rights.
Public Pre-Order is set to November 7th at 20:00 GMT.
Any untaken copies will be made available at public pre-order. The books purchased with publishers rights will be chosen randomly and announced by Friday 10th of November.
Quickly becoming my favourite artist, Jaime Jones has been doing some phenomenal work on this project, and I’m very pleased to confirm him for the second book. The first arc spans the first two books, so it’s just right that Jaime carries this on.
Jaime’s pedigree is unrivalled. He has worked on Hollywood Movies like The Batman, Man of Steel and Star Wars; The Last Jedi. Not only that he has worked on AAA-rated games like Destiny, dabbled with Magic the Gathering and illustrated several books.
For this edition of Hyperion, Jaime is doing 8 full colour pieces and 23 B&W line drawings. The colour images are being oil painted by Jaime and the line drawings are indian ink with crow quill.
The feature image for this production is below and is not unique to a particular tier, it will be included someway with each one:
A selection of Jaime’s B&W sketches for the interior. There are 23 in total.