The Mote in God's Eye

The Mote in God's Eye

Book - 1974
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Baker & Taylor
The accidental killing of a group of emissaries to earth threatens man's survival

Simon and Schuster
Writing separately, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle are responsible for a number of science fiction classics, such as the Hugo and Nebula Award-winningRingworld, Debt of Honor, and The Integral Trees. Together they have written the critically acclaimed bestsellersInferno, Footfall, and The Legacy of Heorot, among others.
The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre.

Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [1974]
ISBN: 9780671218331
0671218336
Branch Call Number: SF Niven, L 200.1 1974
Characteristics: 537 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Pournelle, Jerry 1933-

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mammothhawk229e
Sep 08, 2017

Classic disastrous first contact book

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RichardPaul
Dec 01, 2012

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)

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dr4x0n
Jun 18, 2012

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.

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eplhts77
Feb 16, 2010

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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