Just finished Lucifer's Hammer again! Oh what I'd give to see it as a mini series!!! They could start showing it on Hot Fudge Sundae which falls on a Tuesday!😆👍😜😉
Educated, Country, Southern, Fitness oriented, Patriotic, and PREPared.
while the plot does take quite a long time to develop with many key players weaving in and out of the story, it is definitely worth the listen in order to understand where this genre began and how it originated.
I really wanted to like this book, but it just didn't do it for me. My biggest complaint is you have to read 1/3 of the novel before anything happens. It's okay, very well written and thoroughly researched, and the narrator is fantastic, but it's not a book I'd recommend or listen to again.
Tim Hamner is a wealthy bachelor living off of the residuals from his family's soap business and playing seriously at being an amateur astronomer. Invoking the word “seriously” I mean that he has built his own professional grade observatory high in the Sierras and staffed it with a disgruntled graduate student. Harvey, an ex-war correspondent, wants to make a documentary about Tim's co-discovered new comet. This leads to lots of people taking an interest, and a lot of others laughing it off...right up until it hits the earth and civilization evolves.
Natural disasters as aftershocks, rioting, Lord of the Flies situations, desperate couplings of frightened people and cannibalism are just some of the areas the story lines brush up against. The folks who were interested from the start coined the phrase “Hot fudge Sundae but on a Tuesday”. As the date approached the survivalists preparing were said to have “Hammer Fever”. After impact, those remaining were reduced to a kernel of civilization and a whole lot of savagery.
The effects of impact were well thought out in this story yet I sense that they were scaled down from what really would have happened. I'm certain the co-authors argued back and forth about how much mayhem would leave them anything to work with in the aftermath for the story line. They did manage to produce an excellent work of Science Fiction. The Narration was well done also with voice range and delivery. Four units of nerdy satisfaction are thus assigned. Carry On!
I was recently introduced to this book by my friend Chris from Canada who has a signed first edition. when an avid sci-fi fan remarks on a book that impacts is life it's a temptation too great to avoid. despite the advances in technology the book is not outdated and focuses on the moral and personal struggles of the various protagonist. these tensions are still true today. the book is well written with lots of little tidbits. If you read it carefully you will find a reference to "the mule " . you can research that on your own. I have previously enjoyed longer serious such as The Change novels by SM Stirling and if you like those you will like this is well even though you wish the universe would continue on from this book. this is a classic!
living in California & being able to personnal relate to people/places
the premise of survival by cooperation
no particular moment, but several crystal clear scenes that my mind keeps going back to again & again.
A gritty journey thru the end of civilization
Marc is a great reader. He's the only one what can compete with Steven Pacy
Yes, but it's to long
i've read six books the past months on the end of the world and this one is probably the most entertaining one
This book is hard to get into, it is very slow going in the beginning, but ultimately very much worth the wait. It is truly a classic on par with Alas, Babylon. Do yourself a favor and listen to this one!