Fleeing the flooded cities and plains are farmers, tradesmen, students, bikers, black militants, rapists, murderers, army deserters. All are prepared to battle to the death for the precious highlands of central California where the last hope for a civilization is a feisty U.S. senator and his strong-willed daughter. They have turned their mountain ranch into a citadel against the marauding hordes of mercenary soldiers, murderous cannibals, and psychopathic religious fanatics.
Who will survive and what will the new world be like now that Lucifer's Hammer has hit With bloodchilling tension, spellbinding suspense and scientific accuracy, the prize-winning authors have written a provocative, shocking, and terrifying novel of today—and perhaps tomorrow.
Larry Niven is a three-time winner of the Hugo Award and a winner of the Nebula Award. His most famous novel, Ringworld, won both. He and his wife reside in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Jerry Pournelle, who holds degrees in engineering, psychology, and political science, was active in both the Mercury and Apollo space programs. He is the winner of the 1972 John Campbell Award. He resides in Studio City, California, with his wife and four sons.
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle are the co-authors of the celebrated novel, The Mote in God's Eye.