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The New Brotherhood believe him, mainly because they've all committed unspeakable acts and want to believe they've been forgiven. I guess if the entire comet had hit it would just completely obliterate the Earth and these smaller impacts just wipe out civilization as we know it. Some people may have difficulty with the first several hours up until right before the comet makes landfall. 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. He adapted his story Inconstant Moon for an episode of the television series The Outer Limits in 1996.

Maureen's lover is Air Force Colonel Johnny Baker, an astronaut who laments the end of the Apollo program and holds out hope that Maureen and her father can pass funding for a manned mission to study the comet as it passes near Earth. The only one they give any level of credence to is the group in Colorado Springs because a) the person making the proclamation is the former Speaker of the House and thus might actually have legal authority and b) apparently NORAD survived and they still have nukes and working bombers. Although using the perspective of many allows for the reader to understand the largeness of the scope of disaster, it makes emotional connection with any one character almost impossible.Believable characters, a sufficient backstory to endear you towards the main protagonists, and a well-developed plot that doesn't rely on too many overused tropes in the post-apocalyptic genre. Several of those listed begin assembling at a party in Los Angeles: Tim Hamner is heir to the Kalva Soap Company and an amateur astronomer who announces he's just discovered a comet, a dim smear not far from Neptune now known as the Hamner-Brown Comet.

It’s one of the most action-oriented sections, somewhat compromised by allowing one of the major narrators to go into an existential funk and his storyline to be taken over by a new character. His daughter Maureen Jellison has inherited a passion for the sciences from her father but struggles to forge an identity of her own.

My major issue with the story is that the story seems overly race aware in some instances, and outright racist in a major plot point. I needed it to know who I was supposed to pay attention to, because so many people were introduced for only four pages. BookTrackr highlights the books you've read, your favorites, what you're reading now and what you want to read next. Of course, this was written only a handful of years after Dune, so the authors hadn't realized the weight of the public's imagination by that time.



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