The Mote in God's Eye

Niven, Larry

Book - 1974
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Mote in God's Eye
"Writing separately, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle are responsible for a number of science fiction classics, such as the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Ringworld, Debt of Honor, and The Legacy of Heorot, among others. The Mote of God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre."--P. [4] of cover.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c1974
ISBN: 0671741926
Branch Call Number: SF NIVEN 1974
Characteristics: x, 560 p. ;,18 cm


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An alien ship ventures into the Empires of Man, but its pilot is accidentally killed before the races can meet. But it is almost too late before humanity learns the true danger posed by these beings so alien in mind and, as it turns out, body.

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Dec 01, 2012
  • RichardPaul rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Mote In God's Eye ---- by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle c - 1974 (PBk - Sci-Fi) ---- Five Stars! ---- This is an Excellent Story! The imagination in this joint writing is easy to follow, there is not allot of tricky alien language to try, or over-tax your brain. ---- These two masters kept it simple in thier own complex way. That made the Novel more enjoyable: a story that I will recomend to friends. ---- This is a re-read for me because the books were not available at the same time, nor could I obtain them, due to moving around for work. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul (finished 12-1-12)

Jun 18, 2012
  • dr4x0n rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is great book about first contact with an alien species that was ahead of its time. Written in the 70's before we had handheld computers, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, invented the concept of personal handheld computers that we see everywhere.

Feb 16, 2010
  • eplhts77 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A bizarre concept to look at life from a different angle. Which, as it is becoming more obvious each day we get more info on possible planets around distant stars, may not be so far fetched after all.


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