The Hammer of God by Arthur C. Clarke

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A century into the future, technology has solved most of the problems that have plagued our time. However, a new problem is on the horizon-one greater than humanity has ever faced. A massive asteroid is racing toward the earth, and its impact could destroy all life on the planet.

Immediately after the asteroid-named "Kali" after the Hindu goddess of chaos and destruction-is discovered, the world's greatest scientists begin their search for a way to prevent disaster. In the meantime, Captain Robert Singh, aboard the starship Goliath, may be the only person who can stop the asteroid. But this heroic role may demand the ultimate sacrifice.

About Arthur C. Clarke

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Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead in 1917. During the Second World War he served as an RAF radar instructor, rising to the rank of Flight-Lieutenant. After the war he won a BSc in physics and mathematics with first class honours from King's College, London. One of the most respected of all science-fiction writers, he also won the KALINGA PRIZE, the AVIATION SPACE-WRITERS PRIZE,and the WESTINGHOUSE SCIENCE WRITING PRIZE. He also shared an OSCAR nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, which was based on his story, 'The Sentinel'. He lived in Sri Lanka from 1956 until his death in 2008.To discover more about how the legacy of Sir Arthur is being honoured today, please visit
Published November 30, 2012 by RosettaBooks. 240 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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This wouldn't matter, except that Kali is still on collision course--so Earth votes to blast it aside with a nuclear explosion;

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Classic SF author Clarke ( 2001: A Space Odyssey ) walks on well-trodden ground with this entertaining but forgettable book.

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Clarke's SF novel concerns an asteroid on a collision course with 22nd-century earth.

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When scientist first theorized that the extinction of the dinosaurs was a result of an asteroid striking Earth, many discounted this theory.

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