The Hammer of God



The Hammer of God 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. Best Read The Hammer of God [ By ] Arthur C. Clarke [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • The Hammer of God
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • English
  • 19 January 2017
  • 1857231945

10 thoughts on “The Hammer of God

  1. Althea Ann says:

    Read for post apocalyptic book club.Last month, we read Lucifer s Hammer , so in keeping with the hammer comet impact theme, we decided to compare and contrast This one is FAR better When I was around 13, Arthur C Clarke was my very favorite author I read and re read everything by him in the public library However, by the time this book came out, in 1993, he d kind of fallen off my radar It wasn t so much that my tastes had changed as that my li Read for post apocalyp...

  2. Bookwraiths says:

    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths ReviewsI was at my local public library trying to sign up for e book service Don t get me started on how annoying that was when I stumbled upon this book As I began reading, I wondered how I had missed this novel back in the 90s This was answered within two chapters, however, when I realized I had read this back in the day and just forgotten about it The premise of The Hammer of God is drum roll please an steroid on a collision course with Earth And yes Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths ReviewsI was at my local public library trying to sign up for e book service Don t get me started on how annoying that was when I stumbled upon this book As I began reading, I wondered how I had missed this novel back in the 90s This was answered within two chapters, however, when I realized I had read this back in the day and just forgotten about it The premise of The Hammer of God is drum roll please an steroid on a collision course with Earth And yes, there have been several novels exploring this same premise and also a couple movie released in 1998 For those keeping track, the movies were Deep Impact starring Robert Duvall and Morgan Freema...

  3. Carl Alves says:

    In The Hammer of God, a comet threatens to destroy human life on the planet Earth This doesn t represent all of humanity, since humans have colonized the moon and the planet Mars, so in a worst case scenario, the human race lives on Tasked with the monumental challenge of redirecting the comet is Captain Singh and his crew of scientists on the Goliath with a laser weapon that is designed to slightly redirect the course of the comet so that it doesn t splatter Earth Plan B is to use a massive In The Hammer of God, a comet threatens to destroy human life on the planet Earth This doesn t represent all of humanity, since humans have colonized the moon and the planet Mars, so in a worst case scenario, the human race lives on Tasked with the monumental challenge of redirecting the comet is Captain Singh and his crew of scientists on the Goliath with a laser weapon that is designed to slightly redirect the course of the comet so that it doesn t splatter Earth Plan B is to use a massive warhead attached to a missile, which still may not solve the problem, only splinter the comet into many smaller pieces, which still may do serious damage.If you strip down the book to its basi...

  4. Jake says:

    This is an especially important Clarke novel because its central plot is mitigating the threat of an asteroid impact The prospect of such an event, which many scientists regard as inevitable, plays out as a subplot in other Clarke novels, includingRendezvous with RamaBut here it is what the novel is all about While I felt this novel lacked the philosophical depth of2001 A Space OdysseyorChildhood s End , I enjoyed the science in it and Clarke s concise approach to plot development This is an especially important Clarke novel because its central plot is mitigating the threat of an asteroid impact The prospect of such an event, which many scientists regard as inevitable, plays out as a subplot in other Clarke novels, includingRendezvous with RamaBut here it is what the novel is all about While I felt this novel lacked the philosophical de...

  5. Ryan Stewart says:

    Great classic sci fi from one of the masters of the genre This is short but profound.

  6. David (דוד) says:

    3.5 StarsGood theme Story reminds us of possibilities of disaster if an asteroid or a comet crosses its path with the earth s orbit, and in such an instance what can us collectively as a so called intelligent species do try to intervene and avoid the disaster, or allow it to happen as Nature wants it so.Taking place in the year 2110, quite an amount of futuristic technology has been very well described where humanity has been successful in colonizing the Moon and Mars, where the latter is 3.5 StarsGood theme Story reminds us of possibilities of di...

  7. Arun Divakar says:

    The climb to higher pedestals of scientific achievement has made man snug in his confidence A confidence that erroneously makes him think that most if not all the challenges that nature throws at him can be averted by his technical toys Let s now take help from a talented sci fi author and fast forward into a technically muchadvanced future Mars and Moon have been colonized and man is perhaps at the Zenith of his technical prowess Now take one of the oldest points of terror of humanity The climb to higher pedestals of scientific achievement has made man snug in his confidence A confidence that erroneously makes him think that most if not all the challenges that nature throws at him can be averted by his technical toys Let s now take help from a talented sci fi author and fast forward into a technically muchadvanced future Mars and Moon have been colonized and man is perhaps at the Zenith of his technical prowess Now take one of the oldest points of terror of humanity a rain of fire from the skies and add it to this mix What comes of this concoction isThe Hammer of God .A meteor threatens humanity with extinction and a bold team of space cowboys goes out there to save all of us and that pretty much sums up the whole plot The point of difference between this novel and the likes of movies like Armageddon is definite...

  8. melydia says:

    This was my first Clarke book, and though I m generally pretty unenthusiastic about death comet hurtling towards Earth stories, this one was surprisingly good Clarke is clearly an idea guy much of the story is about the various technologies that have emerged over the next couple hundred years, with only smaller parts devoted to the trials of the characters Usually this sort of thing would turn me off, which probably says a l...

  9. Shivesh says:

    Not one of Clarke s best but as usual with his books this is an incredibly fast read one weekend afternoon took me from cover to cover, endnotes included All about Kali, an asteroid which head straight for Earth in the next century Poor on characterization but the novel is really concerned with how a civilization comes around to spotting a death asteroid like this and how we could plan on destroying it So a multitude of characters flit through the narrative, many of them which Clarke himsel Not one of Clarke s best but as usual with his books this is an incredibly fast read one weekend afternoon took me from cover to cover, endnotes included All about Kali, an asteroid which head straight for Earth in the next century Poor on characterization but the novel is really concerned with how a civilization comes around to spotting a death asteroid like this and how we could plan on destroying it So a multitude of characters flit through the nar...

  10. James says:

    It s certainly a short story I read the whole thing on my morning commute with time to spare In fact, I ll need to be careful that this review doesn t end up longer than the story The story describes the eponymous asteroid, heading towards Earth, expected to be an extinction event for humanity Comparisons are made to the previous such event which wiped out the dinosaurs A team is dispatched to attach an engine to the asteroid to push it out of the collision path Unfortunately religious ext It s certainly a short story I read the whole thing on my morning commute with time to spare In fact, I ll need to be careful that this review doesn t end up longer than the story The story describes the eponymous asteroid, heading towards Earth, expected to be an extinction event for humanity Comparisons are made to the previous such event which wiped out the dinosaurs A team is dispatched to attach an engine to the asteroid to push it out of the collision path Unfortunately religious extremists have sabotaged the plan and the team have to decide how much far they are willing to go to save humanity.It s a great little story Unfortunately it suffers from two problems, firstly that short stories are by their very nature short They don t take too long to read, but they don t give you much time to get into them It s a great idea, but I was left wishing it had been longer The second problem isn t really the story s fault, and it s that the p...

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