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Lucifer's Hammer

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Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven
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"It's The End of the World as We Know It"
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This is an ambitious story. About a comet impact on earth, before, during and after. It covers such a wide range of events and people that it sometimes feels a bit ‘documentary’ like. Not bad though, I enjoyed it. If you like disaster stories and end of the world tales then you will like this one. Not the best book in the world, but a worthwhile read.

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Monumental devastation will sweep across the globe if the newly-discovered Hamner-Brown comet collides with the one major obstacle in its path: Earth. For millionaire Tim Hamner, the comet is a ticket to immortality. For filmmaker Harvey Randall, it's a shot to redeem a flagging career. And for astronauts John Baker and Rick Delanty, it's a second chance for glory in outer space. But for a world gripped by comet fever, fascination quickly turns to fear. And only those who survive the impact will know the even greater terror, when rich and poor, politicians and killers, turn to each other or against each other--and the remnants of humanity grow savage to battle for what little remains . . . Including an all-new introduction by the authors!

Author Biography

Larry Niven was born in 1938 in Los Angeles, California. In 1956, he entered the California Institute of Technology, only to flunk out a year and a half later after discovering a bookstore jammed with used science-fiction magazines. He graduated with a B.A. in mathematics (minor in psychology) from Washburn University, Kansas, in 1962, and completed one year of graduate work before he dropped out to write. His first published story, "The Coldest Place," appeared in the December 1964 issue of Worlds of If. He won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1966 for "Neutron Star" and in 1974 for "The Hole Man." The 1975 Hugo Award for Best Novelette was given to The Borderland of Sol. His novel Ringworld won the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the 1970 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the 1972 Ditmar, an Australian award for Best International Science Fiction.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 1997
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Fawcett
Pages
640
Dimensions
108x178x27
ISBN-13
9780449208137
Product ID
3137062

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