Shiva Descending Author:Gregory Benford, William Rotsler The first strikes destroyed Cleveland, Tunis, and parts of Alaska, Canada, and Australia. That was barely the beginning. — The swarm-- a cloud of meteors and asteroids 50,000 miles across--was coming. Hundred of missiles put Earth under siege forcing the world in a panicked hell of anarchy and catastrophe. Riots and orgies rampaged in the rubble.... more » And worse waited.
Because at the swarm's heart was Shiva--a 30 billion-ton comet set to hit earth with the force of 250,000 H-bombs. The impact would turn seas into vapor and mountains into dust. pray, scream, get drunk, or run amok--but no one could escape it. No one could survive it.
End of the world disaster novel. Large on ramifications of east vs. west vs. the rest of the world. Needed a bit more "after" for me to give it 5 stars. Great adjectives; a rainy day favorite. "Lucifer's Hammer" was a perfect 5 1/2 stars! This one is about low 4'ish.