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1st Monthly Meetup - Lucifer's Hammer by Pournelle & Niven

  • Jul 8, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This story was originally published in 1977, so maybe a few of us have already read it, but it should be a fun book to discuss. This is a great summer fiction read. Nothing like reading about a giant comet on the way to destroy our world! Gulp! So this story could give us advice and tips in the event we ever have to survive a similar incident.

Here is the Amazon description - "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...."

The book is 600 pages, which gives us four weeks until the meeting. From the online reviews, people generally like the book. They do warn that the first 100 pages are spent setting up the many characters. But after that they indicate the book is a like a roller coaster. We can communicate as the July 8th gets closer to see how many of us will be able to complete the book.

This is an old book and every used book should have cheap copies. Via Amazon is $6.30 for the Kindle version and $7.19 for the paperback. Local libraries should also have copies.

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  • Dawn

    It was a fun group. Interesting tangents, to say the least!

    July 9, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Great meeting last night. Loved the small group!

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Jim C.

    Very stimulated discussion by a small but enthused group. Really enjoyable. Broad panoply of topics reviewed.

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Christina E.

    working grrrr..have a great night

    July 7, 2013

    • Steve H.

      Work = more books. :-) See you next time!

      July 8, 2013

  • Nikki

    I'm going to be stuck at work late tonight. I'm so bummed - I've been looking forward to meeting everybody. Next time! Sorry for the last minute RSVP change.

    July 8, 2013

    • Steve H.

      No problem. See you another time.

      July 8, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Added location, small group gets us the Fat Rabbit. Yummy beers. :-)

    July 6, 2013

  • James G.

    Do we have a location?

    July 4, 2013

  • Dharma W.

    Sorry, been sick with the stomach flu (TMI lol!) and am way behind on my reading. Enjoy the book and dinner!

    June 29, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Anyone want to offer up a suggestion for the first meeting?

    June 14, 2013

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