Review of 'The Forge of God'

The Forge of God by Greg Bear

In Death Valley a mysterious mound is discovered with a dying alien found outside. After discussions it appears as though Earth is doomed to be consumed by a race of planet-eating aliens (or their machines). At the same time another spacecraft is found in Australia containing robots professing peace for mankind. Obviously, something is going on. The US is crippled with an ineffective president who effectively gives up and announces that the end of the world is coming then goes into hiding. The truth is terrible and agonizing in it's execution leading one to wonder how the book will end. I won't spoil the ending though it is not terribly suprising, though, perhaps it should have been? A good page-turner from one of the masters of Science Fiction.

Rating: “A bit better than average”

Review Date: 2004-11-27

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Legend

Publication Date: 1987

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