Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven

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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. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival—a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known….

About Larry Niven

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Larry Niven received his B.A. in mathematics in 1962. His first novel, World of Ptavvs (1966), was a success and launched his career. Niven has won five Hugos and one Nebula award, testimony that his colleagues in the science fiction world respect his work. Perhaps Niven's most well-known creation is Ringworld, a distant planet that may be taken as a metaphor for Earth, as it was once great but has since fallen into decay.
Published January 1, 1977 by Fawcett Crest. 642 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math. Fiction

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When bored millionaire Tim Hamner discovers a new comet, he’s excited to finally accomplish something without the help of his family.

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