The Hammer of God

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Bantam Books, 1994 - Fiction - 240 pages
23 Reviews
"Entertaining. . .[Clark] handles both ideas and characters with deftness and wit; in short, the outstanding living science fiction writers is romping".-- "Chicago Sun-Times".

In the year 2110 technology has cured most of our worries. But even as humankind enters a new golden age, an amateur astronomer points his telescope at just the right corner of the night sky and sees disaster hurtling toward Earth: a chunk of rock that could annihilate civilization. While a few fanatics welcome the apocalyptic destruction as a sign from God, the greatest scientific minds of Earth desperately search for a way to avoid the inevitable. On board the starship Goliath Captain Robert Singh and his crew must race against time to redirect the meteor form its deadly collision course. Suddenly they find themselves on the most important mission in human history--a mission whose success may require the ultimate sacrifice.

"Clarke is still at the top of his game".-- "The Detroit News".

"As good as any anything he's written. . .for a hard-science-fiction treat, I suspect "The Hammer Of God" won't be topped".-- "Star Tribune", Minneapolis.

"Classic Clarke. . .a good story".-- "The Denver Post".

  

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User Review  - Troy - Goodreads

Excellent classic "hard" science fiction. I read this awhile ago. Got even more out of it now, especially the matured viewpoint of the main character. Read full review

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User Review  - MVV - Goodreads

Light, fast paced, entertaining, and adroitly mixed with real science and history, I finished this book in two days. A very good read. Read full review

Contents

oruzoou 1972
3
The Senator
6
The Scientist
7
Chance and Necessity
8
Bay of Rainbows
9
A Machine for Living
10
Farewell to Earth
11
The Sands of Mars
12
EXCALIBUR
18
The Unexpected Answer
19
The Reborn
20
Death Sentence
21
Routine
22
Alann
23
Shore Leave
24
V
25

TUNGUSKA SIBERIA 1908
13
The Amateur
14
The Prophet
15
Paradise Circuit
16
Encyclical
17
The Wisdom of David
172
Contingency Plan
180
Terminal Diagnosis
192
Command Decision
203
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Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, on December 16, 1917. During World War II, he served as a radar specialist in the RAF. His first published piece of fiction was Rescue Party and appeared in Astounding Science, May 1946. He graduated from King's College in London with honors in physics and mathematics, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. His first book, Prelude to Space, was published in 1951. He is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. His other works include Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, The Garden of Rama, The Snows of Olympus, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey. During his lifetime, he received at least three Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards. He died of heart failure on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90.

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