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Lucifer's Hammer

Lucifer's Hammer

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Yamamoto, in her review for the Library Journal, said that the novel was full of "good, solid science, a gigantic but well developed and coordinated cast of characters, and about a megaton of suspenseful excitement". Niven and Pournelle originally pitched the story to publishers as an alien invasion story in which the aliens drop a comet onto Earth after humanity fights them. It helps make for very interesting reading, and I think I’ve added several new books on my to-read list. I read this in 1982 and I vividly remember reading the comparison of the shape of the comet to an ice-cream cone.

By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. The last third of the story is the survival aspect, and lives of many of the characters start to intersect.I do think it will appeal to fans of The Stand, as to me that was also a period piece where women and people of color play very stereotypical roles.

Col Rick Delanty, a black astronaut, docking in Spacelab with two Soviet kosmonauts, Pieter Jakov and Leonilla Malik, M. Chummy Commies: The joint Apollo-Soyuz mission to study the comet means two of the four people involved are USSR cosmonauts, General Pieter Jakov and Dr. Cult Defector: Hugo Beck, who is forced to join the New Brotherhood Army after being ejected from the ranch community, eventually manages to flee — though not without having to kill his lover in the process.Oh, then there's the part about that cannibal army forming around a group of Black Nationalists who were going on a crime spree when the Hammer fell. It's repeatedly referenced that if humanity had been just a bit more advanced - that is, just that much better at nuclear physics (and space development) - they would have been able to prevent the impact.

It's very exciting stuff, and also fairly realistic in how it approaches both the social and technological challenges of survival in a post-armageddon scenario. Hammer and Policeman represent two different approaches to disaster, one macro, one micro, and just guess which one I liked better.He married Marilyn Joyce "Fuzzy Pink" Wisowaty, herself a well-known science fiction and Regency literature fan, on September 6, 1969. Science fiction does not usually age well, and this epic written before mobile phones, internet and laptops is strange and hard to get used to initially.



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