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. Read The Hammer of God – heartforum.co.uk

Arthur Charles Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction He spent the first half of his life in England, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956 He is best known for the novel and movie 2001 A Space Odyssey, which he co created with the assistance of Stanley Kubrick.Clarke was a graduate of King s College, London where he obtained First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics He is past Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Academy of Astronautics, the Royal Astronomical Society, and many other scientific organizations.Author of over fifty books, his numerous awards include the 1961 Kalinga Prize, the AAAS Westinghouse science writing prize, the Bradford Washburn Award, and the John W Campbell Award for his novel Rendezvous With Rama Clarke also won the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1972, 1974 and 1979, the Hugo Award of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974 and 1980, and in 1986 became Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America He was awarded the CBE in 1989.


      The Hammer of God
 By Arthur C. Clarke IBN : 1857231945 Format : Paperback – heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • The Hammer of God
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • English
  • 23 August 2018
  • 1857231945

10 thoughts on “ The Hammer of God

  1. Lyn says:

    Sir Arthur C Clarke one of the BIG THREE golden era hard science fiction writers, along with Robert A Heinlein and Isaac Asimov was still writing fresh and relevant, and scientifically exciting books in the 90s, almost 50 years after he began writing stories.The Hammer of God, first published in 1993 following th...

  2. 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 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 ...

  3. 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 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 cou...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 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 regar...

  6. Ryan Stewart says:

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

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 definitely the writing by Clarke Backed up with points of scientific fact and interesting view points on the growth of science in an excee...

  9. 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 lot for the talent of Clarke I read this book over the course o...

  10. Mike says:

    2.5 stars for The Hammer of God by Arthur C Clarke I d like to give itbut can t This has to be the basis for both Deep Impact and Armageddon movies Asteroid is discovered heading for Earth Team is sent by spaceship to adjust the orbit slightly They have to improvise due to problems and face the choice of sacrificing their lives to accomplish the mission Hope he got royalties from both movies Nice...

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