Monday, January 21, 2013

Return of Lucifer's Hammer?

The return of Lucifer's Hammer?  (U.K pre-order)In a literal sense it appears so.  An upcoming book by Naomi FoyleSeoul Survivors.  The blurb:

A meteor known as Lucifer’s Hammer is about to wreak destruction on the earth, and with the end of the world imminent, there is only one safe place to be.
In the mountains above Seoul, American-Korean bio-engineer Dr Kim Da Mi thinks she has found the perfect solution to save the human race. But her methods are strange and her business partner, Johnny Sandman, is not exactly the type of person anyone would want to mix with.
Drawn in by their smiles and pretty promises, Sydney – a Canadian model trying to escape an unhappy past – is an integral part of their scheme, until she realises that the quest for perfection comes at an impossible price.

It has a kind of cool cover.  I hope it doesn't drag the U.S. release, but even though some of what I read has it coming out in February of 2013, I don't see any preregistration at either the U.K. or the U.S. Amazon.

I recall somewhere reading that there are motorcycle thugs in the Orient.  They have nuclear reactors, and I am sure they have something like the Girl Scouts.  So all the elements are there.  For those who started on the apocalyptic novel deal with zombie or vampire fare, you just won't understand.

This author seems like she might be a bit more "sensitive" than Niven or Pournelle,  but we shall see.

Projected cover


russell1200 said...


The publisher got back to me today. They have a pre-order up at Amazon-UK now, but not here yet in the States. I'll post the U.K. link.

PioneerPreppy said...

But do they have a Senator and a Black antagonist?

russell1200 said...

Pioneer: LOL. I did say that she was "sensitive". So the largest commanality is both the type of doom and the name attached to the doom.

What I find really interesting is that it is set in a non-Western country. Those novels are rarely published in English.