The Hammer of God

The Hammer of God

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by Arthur C. Clarke
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Clarke's SF novel concerns an asteroid on a collision course with 22nd-century earth. (Nov.)
Library Journal
As an asteroid named ``Kali'' hurtles toward earth on a collision course that spells the end to life on the planet, a lone spaceship armed with a weapon to alter the asteroid's path attempts to carry out its perilous mission--unaware that others are simultaneously working for earth's destruction. In the capable hands of science fiction veteran Clarke, a standard cosmic disaster plot becomes a lucid commentary on humanity's place in the cosmos. A good choice for science fiction collections.
From the Publisher
"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.

"Entertaining. . .[Clark] handles both ideas  and characters with deftness and wit; in short,  the outstanding living science fiction writers is romping."—Chicago  Sun-Times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553095579
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/1993
Pages:
240

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