The Forge of God is a science fiction novel by Greg Bear.
First Europe (as in the sixth moon of Jupiter) disappears, then a strange cinder cone/spaceship including a sick and dying alien is found in Death Valley and a giant new mountain/spaceship including robots is found in the desert of Australia. The sick alien is predicting doom and destruction for all humankind and the robots are just saying that everything is rosy and that they are here to help us.
I enjoyed this book a lot – the basic idea of it is not as interesting as the one in Eon, but it's a lot better written and the characters are interesting in themself, which I can't remember seeing in Bears writings before. A lot of the energy of the book is on the characters and how they react and cope with the reality of the aliens and the possible end of mankind as predicted by the sick alien.
Written on 1st May 1999 by TC.
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