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That may make the author rich but it's patently unfair to the reader.
Also, there were a lot of silly coincidences in the book that just didn't make much sense except to make the story easier on the writer.
Most of the characters are not likable and what depth they have is mostly cliche' End of the world?
Other reviews for this book are all over the board, some love it, some hate it. Here's the deal. If you have read other titles by Charles Sheffield and enjoyed them, you'll enjoy... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Paul D. Cobbs
For most of the book, we get to follow Art and Dana, though we do get snippets of other people like the astronauts, the US President, the leader of the militant sect, etc. Read morePublished 14 months ago by S
Post holocaust type SF novel that has a touch of Allen Drury 1960's style political intrigue. The beginning is intriguing and fast paced, then the story settles down some. Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by Watson McFestus
Science fiction writers often base a plot on changing one variable in a set that readers simply accept as universal givens. Read morePublished on July 9, 2008 by Martin Asiner
Fantastic book, one of the best I ever read. I started reading it, and being is it is so interesting, lost track of time and 5 hours went by, it's THAT good. Read morePublished on January 27, 2008 by John Hancock
The problem with this one is that it has LOTS of different lil subplots and doesn't really center on Any of them. Read morePublished on March 2, 2007 by Brandt Goetz
I have to echo a number of other reviews, this was a decent book. My biggest gripe was that the author skipped over some interesting plotlines to finish the book. Read morePublished on January 22, 2007 by mr sachmo
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Everyone has heard the line "repent! The end of the world is near! Read more
Like many others who have posted reviews here, I have been a big reader of 'end of the world' novels for many years, from the excellent and highly recommended "Lucifer's Hammer"... Read morePublished on August 25, 2005 by Donald J. Bingle