A comic book adaptation was published by innovation comics in 1993. Lucifer s hammer was an apocalyptical novel by larry niven and jerry pournelle 1977. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading lucifer s hammer. A previously unknown comet is discovered only months before scientists realize it is on a nearcollision course with earth. The hammer is a comet, delivering the one type of cataclysmic destruction we could reasonably expect to face in our lives. Pdf lucifers hammer book by larry niven free download. Jan 24, 20 the postman was a movie based on the book the postman. As niven notes in playgrounds of the mind, luis alvarez declared, the dinosaurs were killed by lucifers hammer. Take, for example, the pairs hugonominated 1977 novel lucifers hammer, which depicts a small ranch of patriotic american farmers as. Lessons from lucifers hammer survival monkey forums. The main characters of this science fiction, fiction story are tim hamner, eileen hamner.
For those that have never read it, lucifers hammer is a classic shtf book written in 1977 and in my top 3 favorite books. Goodreads members who liked lucifer s hammer also liked. This is a discussion on books within the broken arrow forums, part of the gun forum category. Hammer was written before the theory of a spacebased dinosaur killer became popular. This book is getting a tad long in the tooth, being first published in 1977. A page turner, so to speak, which i find rare for a book of this length. Lucifer s hammer is a fullon 1970s disaster film, full of polyester flared slacks and unfortunate hair.
Lucifer s hammer, the gigantic comet, slams into earth, shattering civilization. Why has not lucifers hammer been made into a movie. Goodreads members who liked lucifers hammer also liked. Its got the format of a disaster movie like the towering inferno or airport where you meet a wide strata of characters all involved in different aspects of the disaster to. Lucifers hammer is the scifi book i use to measure all scifi books against. Lucifer s hammer is a postapocalyptic science fiction novel by larry niven and jerry pournelle, first published in 1977. Lucifers hammer by larry niven meet your next favorite book. Bright dust jacket with minor edge wear and rubbing on bottom edge. The best selling novel from prolific scifi authors larry niven and jerry pournelle gets the comics treatment in this sixpart, beautifully illustrated series. About lucifers hammer the first satisfying endoftheworld novel in years. For those that have never read it, lucifer s hammer is a classic shtf book written in 1977 and in my top 3 favorite books. First published in 1977, lucifers hammer was a late entry into that genre0 but what it lacked in timing it made up for in scale. Lucifers hammer is a classic in prepper fiction the plot of the book contains several interesting twists that are useful to begin a prepper conversation. In the 30 years since the book first came out, the impact theory is now well documented.
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Lucifer s hammer is the story of two amateur astronomers discovering the existence of a very large comet that promises to pass very close to earth. Books similar to lucifers hammer meet your next favorite book. Buy a cheap copy of lucifer s hammer book by larry niven. Jan 19, 2017 20 survival principles from the classic book, lucifers hammer january 19, 2017 7 reasons to protect your devices against electromagnetic pulse may 29, 2016 calling for backup. Find books like lucifer s hammer from the worlds largest community of readers. Could we be witness to the hand of providence reaching toward the children of the stars, sighing a silent breath of hope, wake, little ones, here s a piece of a star. Therefore it need a free signup process to obtain the book. Although the exact cause varies, many of the books that ive read, such as one second after, lucifers hammer, and patriots share a similar theme a rapid progression from normal, everyday life into a. Tim hamner, a wealthy manufacturer who has a private observatory in the sierras, and gavin brown, an iowa schoolboy who ground his own lenses for his homemade telescope, are credited with near.
The characters are diverse and the shtf scenario could happen. And china and the ussr launch nuclear rockets at each other. The 1970s were a golden age of disaster movies and books. I agree that lucifer s hammer would be a great movie.
The first edition of the novel was published in 1977, and was written by larry niven. Lucifer s hammer spends exactly the right amount of time building toward the cataclysm, and then continues to grip the reader all the way through. It was nominated for the hugo award for best novel in 1978. For the survivors, everyones nightmare becomes true. Cleveland plaindealer 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. How to stack the deck in your favor when a disaster strikes may 18, 2016.
Jun 25, 2008 published in 1977, lucifer s hammer was the first major science fiction novel to try to deal realistically with the planetary emergency of an impact event. Lucifers hammer by larry niven, jerry pournelle alibris. Lucifer s hammer has 8 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace. Lucifers hammer by larry niven and jerry pournelle. The scifi roots of the far rightfrom lucifers hammer. July 1, 1977 forget all previous sensurround calamitiestheyre piddling minidisasters compared to lucifer s hammer, the huge comet that collides with earth, crushing civilization and inaugurating a new ice age. So many of my beloved books of childhood have failed to live up to memory. There will be room for lots more years and eons of hope, if practice is begun in prudent time, before lucifer s cruel hammer makes all hope futile. Free download or read online lucifers hammer pdf epub book. The chances that lucifer s hammer would strike the earth headon were one in a million. Lucifers hammer audiobook larry niven hd audio books. Forget all previous sensurround calamitiestheyre piddling minidisasters compared to lucifers hammer, the huge comet that collides with earth, crushing civilization and inaugurating a new ice age. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
When i was about 15, i read a book titled lucifer s hammer by larry niven and jerry pournelle. I thought lucifer s hammer was in the genre of bestseller type book, rather than straight scifi. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. As a very young teen, i read this novel in one sitting, gripped by the idea of our civilization so easily shattered. Spray a book with insect spray, drop it in a bag, add some mothballs and seal it. A novel mass market paperback may 12, 1985 by larry niven author. Lucifer s hammer is a science fiction postapocalypse survival novel by american writers larry niven and jerry pournelle, first published in 1977. Unlike other books or films the comet, in this case lucifers hammer, strikes about half way through the book. Lucifers hammer february 12, 1982 edition open library. This study guide consists of approximately 44 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of lucifer s hammer.
All the peril and pathos of an epic apocalyptic masterpiece, set around the hollywood normal lives of strangely familiar characters dramatically ripped asunder and the epic levels they go to. The packages piled up on the floor, each a book sealed in four plastic envelopes. As surely as a john grisham novel or tom clancy technothriller, lucifer s hammer compels the reader onward, heedless of time, hunger, or any constraint that would dare suggest putting down the book. Lucifer s hammer npr coverage of lucifer s hammer by larry niven and jerry pournelle. It ranks among the top 3 epic postapocalyptic novels alongside the stand and swan song. As previously stated it would be tough to get the right vibe. A previouslyunknown comet is discovered only months before scientists realize it is on a nearcollision course with earth. Lucifers hammer is filled with memorable characters and an epic scale of destruction and struggle. Tales of the midnight hour demo 1988 this was thrash metal. Lucifers hammer by larry niven, jerry pournelle, paperback. Lucifer s hammer kindle edition by niven, larry, pournelle, jerry.
Apocalyptic fiction is quite popular now, but i originally read this book many years ago, when lucifer s hammer and on the beach neville shute were the rarity. The novel follows the struggles of various people to survive. Lucifer s hammer ebook epub electronic book lucifer s hammer by larry niven for iphone, ipad txt format version, file with page numbers lucifer s hammer by larry niven kindle edition with audio multimedia cd video hardcover new or used, cheap audiobook pric theres also other available format to download. The first edition of this novel was published in 1977, and was written by larry niven. The story line is a classic end of the world scenario. Lucifer s hammer by larry niven, 97804492087, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by. But age has not removed the shine from this classic apocalyptic novel. What makes the book so effective, in my opinion, is how well it switches back and forth between the bigpicture descriptions of the global impact of the comet strike and the smallscale battles of the survivors to just make it through each day with their dignity and humanity intact. Jun 28, 2016 lucifer s hammer by larry niven my rating.
It starts out slowly, establishing various characters in their daily lives, and then calamity ensues. When i sat down to read it again as an adult, i hesitated. All this aside lucifer s hammer delivers a story of a world that is in the path of a comet. With a memorable band of characters, a doomsday clock ticks down along with the explanation of the odds of the comet hitting the my god i loved this book. Find books like lucifers hammer from the worlds largest community of readers. The rest of which is about the aftermath, the collapse of society and the various factions that vie for power. Nov 04, 2011 although the exact cause varies, many of the books that ive read, such as one second after, lucifers hammer, and patriots share a similar theme a rapid progression from normal, everyday life into a. The postman was a movie based on the book the postman. Why is lucifers hammer considered such a great book. Jan 24, 2017 i just saw an article on the 20 survival lessons from lucifers hammer.508 290 222 139 1600 1587 609 43 100 576 1001 380 632 20 105 1159 916 741 382 1018 245 1543 1475 662 1128 1448 366 413 987 600 1445 446 863 317 1310 1188 102 1486 264