Finished Lord Valentine's Castle. And I liked it more on this reread. I'd basically forgotten everything except for a few major plot points and some scenes. Calling it science fiction is a stretch, even though it takes place on another planet with plenty of different alien races and high tech and Earth is pretty much a distant memory. It still feels like medieval times and there's telepathy and the story is just one long trek around a massive planet. I guess the underpinning is sci-fi but it feels completely like a fantasy. The main character wakes up without any memory, and as he joins a circus troupe and travels across the land, he slowly uncovers his hidden memory and a big conspiracy is revealed. It's really a slow read. It's so slow in the beginning that it's almost sleepy, but I still though it was great. It was a good, relaxing story after the way Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion messed me up. Now I gotta find something more epic and serious science fiction.