The Hammer Of God

The Hammer Of God #2020

The Hammer Of God 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
  • Title: The Hammer Of God
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
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  • Page: 297
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 the earth, and its impact could destroy all life on the planet.Immediately after the asteroid named Kali after the Hindu goddess of chaos and destructionA 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 the 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 their search for a way to prevent disaster In the meantime, Captain 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.
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    Read for post apocalyptic book club.Last month, we read Lucifer s Hammer review show , 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 life was a bit chaotic at the time not ap [...]

    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 [...]

    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 war [...]

    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, including Rendezvous with Rama But here it is what the novel is all about While I felt this novel lacked the philosophical depth of 2001 A Space Odyssey orChildhood s End, I enjoyed the science in it and Clarke s concise approach to plot development The man nev [...]

    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 at thi [...]

    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 much advanced 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 [...]

    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 of about 30 [...]

    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 himself adm [...]

    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 extremist [...]

    2.5 stars for The Hammer of God by Arthur C Clarke I d like to give it but 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 short chapters but he includes extraneous stuff that doesn t support the storyline like a new reli [...]

    Hammer of God, was in my opinion neither Clarke s best work or among my favorite novel of his Still, it was a higher grade of writing and intelligence then a large number of science fiction novels out there The plot was highly readable and the characters were interesting I like how Clarke used the back stories to create a bit depth I appreciated Clarke s articulation of the effects of an asteroid hitting earth, the plausibility of the system developed to detect asteroids, and the actions taken [...]

    Well, I m getting behind in my reviews One of my favorite sci fi books is Clarke s Childhood s End, which I will probably reread this year to see if I still like it I liked Hammer because each chapter was only a couple of pagesI like feeling like I m progressing when I read a book Context wise, I liked that the Hammer was explained right away in being the asteroid, Kali, and that its path was directly towards Earth The book jumps around in time, but follows the captain, Robert Singh, mostly The [...]

    So far so ehMy first real book since I got my Kindle is not living up to expectations Arthur C Clarke, Real Hardcover, Real Sci Fi And I feel nothing.

    Vintage Clarke fast paced, fun, clever, occasionally mischievous, full of interesting speculation, and scientifically sound.Why isn t this a movie

    Well, at least it was coherent, unlike his previous novel This story is best when ACC is explaining orbital mechanics and things related to the planets Again he hatefully attacks all religion except Hinduism, sort of and asserts judgmental claims without support and shows he knows little about real politics, human sexuality, and women Sigh Unlike PKD, and like Heinlein, I m glad to be done reading all his novels.

    This was an interesting book to read I almost wish I had read it way back when it first came out I found myself wondering if he would have changed anything prior to releasing the book if it had been written and released after Shoemaker Levy collided with Jupiter It was a decent book it held my interest throughout the entire reading It was not a nail biter, by any means, but it was still a fun read.It has a lot of sections chapters building the backstory and building up to the present I think the [...]

    I went to the library looking for Lucifer s Hammer it was out after writing a flash fiction piece about a meteor strike and wound up picking this off the shelf for a quick read instead.Written in 1993, this one of Clarke s last works and it clocks in at a relatively short 212 pages It was actually a perfect length for the amount of story Clarke has to tell, which wasn t much.Getting the basics out of the way, Clarke is a legendary writer, but his skills were suited to the Golden Age of Sci Fi t [...]

    Not my favorite Clarke, but parts of it were breathtaking mainly scientific theoretical and although his characters are never very complex, in this book they were deplorably one dimensional But the whole concept makes up for it I loved his afterword at the end of this edition.

    This novel has an episodic nature, with many short chapters, dealing with different aspects of the story some of quite small importance , jumping through time and space Scientific background about asteroids and interesting facts about past impacts, also dedicating a chapter to father and son geologists Luis Walter Alvarez and the Cretaceous Paleogene extinction event Robert Singh s life and memories, mentioning casually relationships sex topic Goliath, Singh s ship, and David, the main computer [...]

    As good as always, it felt like reading early Clarke though it s one of his last ones Want to say that every time I read Clarke s novels I feel somehow cosy and totally absorbed by the book I ve read this one in three days, wich is both bad and good good cause it was fucking brilliant, bad cause it s finished for now It s the first time I ve read one of his books after his death, and I d like to say that we ve lost a truly prominent person, his vision of the future is quite unique and reassuring [...]

    This is a novelization of a shorter work by the same title commissioned by Time magazine entitled, Beyond the Year 2000 issued in October 1992 It s about an asteroid named Kali that is discovered to be in a collision with the Earth.Lots of science, action and a religious cult called Chrislam thrown in to stir things up It is an entertaining later solo Clarke novel.Rather straight forward Not a big sense of wonder type story, but rather, it is about perpetual problem solving.

    A quick read, Arthir C Clarke s The Hammer of God is interesting, kind of fun, old school Sci Fi Clarke can t help but present a hopefully future in which SCIENCE is the stuff that helps us sort out the trials and tribulations of a future where we ve got ourselves out into the solar system despite our troubled humaness Esentially optimistic, despite the grim, existential threat of the story, this the kind of story Clark is best known for, a vision of our future selves with a well concieved story [...]

    When this story was written and first published, few outside a small group of astronomers had any idea that there were still meteors out in space capable of destroying all life on this planet, after all, the last time it had happened was 65 million years ago.Now, with the power of the Internet, almost everyone knows and we ve had a few relatively recent examples of what even small ones can do

    Largely based on a short story, The Hammer of God is hardly substantial Always with the potential to excite and shock, its big issues are hampered by brevity Nevertheless, a fast and fun read, charting the mission to deflect the asteroid Kali from its course which is hellbent on Earth.Read as the June contribution to my Arthur C Clarke 2013 Reading Challenge.

    Great idea but Clarke s characterization is lacking He certainly does raise the alarm about asteroids.

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