The Hammer of God

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Bantam Books, 1994 - Fiction - 240 pages
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"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  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

This is one of Clarke's later works, and less well known than his classics from his vintage period during the late 1970s and through the 1980s but it ranks with his best. All his finest traits are on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

This is one of Clarke's later works, and less well known than his classics from his vintage period during the late 1970s and through the 1980s but it ranks with his best. All his finest traits are on ... 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 has long been considered the greatest science fiction writer of all time and was an international treasure in many other ways, including the fact that an article by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Clarke--both fiction and nonfiction--have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide. He died in 2008.

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