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by Arthur C. Clarke

Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Sci-fi
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN: 1857231945
ISBN13: 978-1857231946
Language: English
Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk; New Ed edition (April 1995)
Pages: 272
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The Hammer of God is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke originally published in 1993. It deals with an asteroid named Kali headed toward Earth

The Hammer of God is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. It deals with an asteroid named Kali headed toward Earth. Captain Robert Singh of the spacecraft Goliath is sent to deflect it. Kali is discovered by Dr. Angus Miller, an amateur astronomer on the planet Mars

The Hammer of God book. I read and re-read everything by him in the public library.

The Hammer of God book. However, by the time this book came out, in 1993, he'd kind of fallen off my radar. The first thing that struck me on reading this was, "Oh, yes, THIS is why I liked Clarke so much!"

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Clarke's short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more . Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke's is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.

Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Библиографические данные. The Hammer of God Arthur C. Clarke Collection (Том 15).

The Hammer of God. by Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Published in Dec. 2011 (Issue 19) 4502 words. You can’t argue with their logic-if you accept their premises. God, Allah, is testing us, and we mustn’t interfere. If Kali misses, fine. If it doesn’t, well, that’s part of Her bigger plan.

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Comments to eBook The Hammer of God
Another great Sci-fi story from one of my all time favorite authors. Not really a fan of the whole religious fanatics as the minor villains though. I also felt the jumping back and forth in the narrative was a little confusing. Other than those 2 points, which cost my rating to drop 1 star, I still loved the overall story.
I enjoyed this about as much as any of the 70s-80s-90s sci fi that is out there, and while there are a number of other books with the same premise (Lucifer's Hammer?), I always enjoy Clarke. However, this particular edition has a glaring flaw -- in chapter 19, the first few references to the star Sirius refer to it as Sinus. I don't know if that is a transcription error unique to this edition, or if they are all like that, but it's annoying.
Similarly, in Chapter 38 there is a reference to one of the crew having served on a ship that orbited the Sun and came nearer to the Sun than Mercury -- "point three five" A.U., we are told, which would be roughly 32.5 million miles from the Sun, which is fine. However, a few paragraphs later a different mission is referenced, this time as having come within "not much more than three A.U. from the Sun," saying that it was "spectacular." Which is all well and good, except that three A.U. is three times the distance from the Earth to the Sun, or roughly 279 million miles, which would be out in the asteroid belt.
The story blends facts about known meteor strikes on Earth with science fiction to spin a compelling story about humans and space. The book opens with the description of a meteor that appeared in the skies over western United States in August, 1972. By coincidence, it passed over our community and my father actually witnessed the event, which was widely reported at the time. There is a bit of wry humor that i liked, as well as a note of sentimentality that struck home. I enjoyed the book.
I've often found that the mark of a great book to be one where once you have finished you feel a lasting connection with the characters and the world that they live in, so much so that you yearn for sequels or prequels or any other possible window into their reality. This is not the case with this book. The plot was decently laid out and the author did a neat job of developing the main character. I did find some parts dry, however overall it is well written, and merited reading to the conclusion.
This reads at a fast pace and give much pleasure and maintains your interest. More than 30 years since it was written it is crammed with scientific facts along with fictional story line that keeps the reader's interest high.The 2012 incident in Russia which produced so much damage confirms the scientific story that objects from outer space are still threat to our earth!.
Not as good as the books written by Arthur C. Clarke alone. Aside from that I deeply resent the pressure and endless tricks used by AMazon to force a he reader into placing a review.
Clarke is at his best in this book. I read it in a couple of sittings, Science fiction is a beleaguered genre, but thank goodness Clarke and others like him have kept its fires burning.
This was a re-read for me. I first read it many years ago, when it first appeared in paperback. A serious writer with unfortunate geopolitical views. The books are eminently readable.
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