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Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven

13 Ratings: 3.6
Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven - Science Fiction - Apocalypse

Product Description   The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. … see full wiki

Author: Larry Niven
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Apocalypse
Publisher: Del Rey (May 12, 1985)
Date Published: (May 12, 1985)
2 reviews about Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven
review by . January 25, 2010
The Hamner-Brown comet, separately but concurrently discovered by a pair of very excited amateur astronomers, was still a very, very long way from the earth in a typical high eccentricity orbit having barely begun its descent toward the sun. As the world's telescopes are trained on the incoming comet and its orbit is calculated to higher and higher degrees of accuracy, the possibility of an impact with the earth escalates to an uncomfortably high probability. The minute changes in mass and momentum, …
review by . November 08, 2008
Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven
Stephen King's 'The Stand' was virus, Robert R. McCammon's 'Swan Song' was nuclear, Thomas Disch's 'The Genocides' was alien plant growth, Walter J. Williams 'The Rift' was earthquake; and 'Lucifer's Hammer' is annihilation by comet. Each of these books are 'must have's' for fans of Apocalypse Fiction.     The major protagonist is Tim Hamner, a rich-boy with nothing to do but indulge his fascination with the stars. Hamner, along with a young boy named Gavin Brown from Iowa, discover …
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