- Publisher: Ballantine Books (1972)
- ASIN: B000HQVEJ8
- Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,543,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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|Paperback, January 1, 1972||
Disaster ravages Earth, making a story for fans of disaster as well as Space Opera fans.
The book is a tad long; way too many characters are introduced, and too much time is spent on the effects on Earth by the Wanderer.
I first tried reading "The Big Time", but could not finish it (only made it a third of the way through the book).
Fritz Leiber is known for Fantasy, both Swords and Sorcery and Urban Fantasy (a genre he practically invented), but The Wanderer is a mixture of disaster/apocalypse and first... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Michael Dea
A new planet appears in Earth orbit, and turns out to be a spaceship from a mature Type III (almost a "Type IV") civilization. Read morePublished 15 months ago by email@example.com
What a letdown. Seriously. The little Penguin Books penguin on the spine of this book should be covered with a black tape.
And I like Fritz Leiber. Read more
Lucifer's Hammer sort of set me up for disappointment with this novel. Both novels flip back and forth between a large cast of characters before and after a disaster that comes... Read morePublished on September 9, 2010 by Randy Stafford
Fritz Leiber's notion of a planet-sized visitor (the "Wanderer") to the Earth had huge potential but falls flat. Read morePublished on August 31, 2010 by zdevil
I guess I am not a fan of Fritz Leiber's writing. I first tried reading "The Big Time", but could not finish it (only made it a third of the way through the book). Read morePublished on March 16, 2010 by Neil Kiser
Always a master of the language, Leiber, author of the "Grey Mouser" stories, won a Hugo for this quintessential disaster novel when it first appeared in 1964. Read morePublished on September 8, 2008 by Michael K. Smith
I think Leiber is more well known for a certain fantasy series involving a pair of thieves than his SF work, although he has done some interesting tales. Read morePublished on February 24, 2008 by Michael Battaglia
While everyone's eyes are turned to the skies to watch a lunar eclipse, a planet appears out of nowhere. Read morePublished on June 26, 2004 by gac1003