This wiki is devoted to the award-winning Hyperion series of science fiction novels by author Dan Simmons. The story is centered around the events set into motion by the opening of the Time Tombs on the planet Hyperion. The story is divided into four separate novels - Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, and The Rise of Endymion - sometimes considered two larger stories each split into two parts for publication convenience. The short story Orphans of the Helix is also set in the Hyperion universe. The group of stories set in the Hyperion universe as a whole is sometimes referred to as the Hyperion Cantos, not to be confused with the Hyperion Cantos that form a major plot device within the stories themselves. This wiki allows fans of these stories to collaboratively create an extensive and comprehensive database of information related to the Hyperion universe.
The Bikura are a tribe of seventy seedship survivors who crash-landed on Hyperion many centuries before the beginning of Hyperion. They all carry a Cruciform parasite which has kept them alive over the centuries, but as a result of the imperfect nature of the Cruciform's resurrection they have all become bald, neutered, mentally stunted dwarves.