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The Hammer of God
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RosettaBooks 2012
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From one of the bestselling science fiction authors of all time comes this heart-stopping far future novel of an asteroid on a collision course with Earth.

A century into the future, technology has solved most of the problems that have plagued our time. However, a new problem is on the horizon—one greater than humanity has ever faced. A massive asteroid is racing toward Earth, and its impact could destroy all life on the planet.

Immediately after the asteroid—named "Kali" after the Hindu goddess of chaos and destruction—is discovered, the world's greatest scientists begin researching a way to prevent the disaster. In the meantime, Cpt. Robert Singh, aboard the starship Goliath, may be the only person who can stop the asteroid. But this heroic role may demand the ultimate sacrifice.

"Entertaining . . . [Clark] handles both ideas and characters with deftness and wit." —Chicago Sun-Times
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Street Date:
11/30/2012
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780795325540
ASIN:
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Arthur C. Clarke. (2012). The Hammer of God. RosettaBooks.

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Arthur C. Clarke. 2012. The Hammer of God. RosettaBooks.

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Arthur C. Clarke, The Hammer of God. RosettaBooks, 2012.

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Arthur C. Clarke. The Hammer of God. RosettaBooks, 2012.

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Immediately after the asteroid—named "Kali" after the Hindu goddess of chaos and destruction—is discovered, the world's greatest scientists begin researching a way to prevent the disaster. In the meantime, Cpt. Robert Singh, aboard the starship Goliath, may be the only person who can stop the asteroid. But this heroic role may demand the ultimate sacrifice.

"Entertaining . . . [Clark] handles both ideas and characters with deftness and wit." —Chicago Sun-Times
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        Classic SF author Clarke ( 2001: A Space Odyssey ) walks on well-trodden ground with this entertaining but forgettable book. In the early 22nd century, an enormous asteroid is discovered to be on a collision course with the Earth. Humanity, however, is not unprepared, having become an experienced spacefaring race with outposts throughout the solar system. A spaceship, the Goliath , built decades earlier for just such an emergency, is dispatched to deflect the asteroid from its apocalyptic rendezvous. But the mission goes awry, leaving Captain Robert Singh and his crew to find a way to to save the Earth. Clarke writes with dramatic flair, cutting between past and future with dizzying frequency. Nonetheless, the book fails to convey the tension of the situation he has set up. Clarke describes the setting and background with such loving detail that the asteroid seems almost an afterthought, creating a rush of action in the last quarter of the narrative. The characterizations, save for that of Singh, are fairly thin, and Clark's wit occasionally gives the prose a jarring, unintentionally satiric flavor. While this is a fast read, it is not a particularly impressive one.

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Immediately after the asteroid—named "Kali" after the Hindu goddess of chaos and destruction—is discovered, the world's greatest scientists begin researching a way to prevent the disaster. In the meantime, Cpt. Robert Singh, aboard the starship Goliath, may be the only person who can stop the asteroid. But this heroic role may demand the ultimate sacrifice.

"Entertaining . . . [Clark] handles both ideas and characters with deftness and wit." —Chicago Sun-Times
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