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Lucifer's Hammer

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He briefly attended the California Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics (with a minor in psychology) from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, in 1962. Another "nuclear" option shows up in the climax of the book when the main characters resort to homemade poison gas to stop the cannibal army. Apparently Niven originally pitched the book as a hostile first contact novel, where aliens divert a comet towards the Earth to destroy it. It's not that it's unbelievable that groups would resort to cannibalism (that actually seems somewhat plausible), its that the only large group of non-white characters are the cannibals.

If you don't want to see βeta then select 'Always Hide βeta' and the comments will be hidden for you. Some characteristics include: an insistence on referring to men by their last names only, flat characterization which tends to adhere to sterotypical gender roles, a focus on jobs/career as being a key part of identity, and a predominance of loveless relationships and adulterous affairs. Immediately after the strike, China, anticipating that the Soviet Union will become too cold for its people and must therefore invade its neighbor, launches a preemptive nuclear attack on its neighbor.Anyone familiar with my reviews are aware that I'm always the first to point out that judging a book written many decades ago by contemporary standards is unrealistic. Anything in the way is doomed Tim has to share the accolades with a teenage boy though, from Iowa named Brown.

Nuke 'em: The Chinese conclude that the Soviets that survive Hammerfall will need to migrate south to avoid future glaciers, and launch a preemptive nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. I even had to set down the novel because the tears prevented me from reading through the meteor crashes or the tidal waves or the mud falling from the sky for weeks.Sci-fi fans will probably think the book relatively weak in this area and would have hoped for much more depth in the science. For the most part, the people who survive the end of the world do so by being selfish, murdering, thieving bastards. The way the many characters were handled reminded me a bit of Kim Stanley Robinson's 'Mars' books - but those are better-written (sensing a trend here? Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: There are several instances throughout the novel, which is unsurprising when it involves the survivors of an apocalypse.

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