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 technology has cured m

  • Title: The Hammer Of God
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • ISBN: 9780575056169
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 r 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.

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    1. Arthur C 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.

    2. 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 [...]

    3. 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 y [...]

    4. 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 mass [...]

    5. 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 ma [...]

    6. 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 [...]

    7. 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 more 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 [...]

    8. 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 abou [...]

    9. 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 [...]

    10. 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 [...]

    11. 2.5 stars for The Hammer of God by Arthur C Clarke. I’d like to give it more 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 storylin [...]

    12. 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 more 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 a [...]

    13. Интересна книга с бързо и стегнато темпо. Въпреки че книгата разглежда борбата с наближаващ Земята астероид, първата половина е заета основно от биографията на главния герой, която не мисля, че е свързана с останалата част по някакъв начин. Очевидно можеш да гониш обем и в к [...]

    14. 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, mostl [...]

    15. 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.

    16. Vintage Clarke: fast-paced, fun, clever, occasionally mischievous, full of interesting speculation, and scientifically sound.Why isn't this a movie?

    17. 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.

    18. 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. [...]

    19. 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 more suited to the Golden Age of [...]

    20. 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.

    21. 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 m [...]

    22. 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 a [...]

    23. 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 more about perpetual problem solving.

    24. 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 concieve [...]

    25. 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

    26. Largely based on a short story, The Hammer of God is hardly more 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.

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

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