Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Lucifer's Hammer - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Meteors, asteroids, what else can you hit the earth with and write a book about it? How about a comet? Yep, that is what has been done here. Apart from sounding cooler, you get the usual nastiness and struggles as those alive in the aftermath have to deal with trying to stay alive.

New power structures, violence and eating take up a lot of the time.

3 out of 5

1 comment:

Kathy said...

In 1977, when it first came out, this was an excellent book, with a very chilling view of what it would really be like if we were hit by something that nearly devastated humanity.

My only complaint about the book, which I read when it came out, was that it sometimes bogged down, but since Larry Niven's science always makes sense, it woke me up to the possibilities of future catastrophes.