The mote in God's eye

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Pocket Books, 1975 - Fiction - 560 pages
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In 3017 A. D. a strange ship with a dead alien creature on board leads the inhabitants of earth to their first and dangerous contact with beings on another planet.

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To quote a line "pretty good yarn". - Goodreads
The writing is mediocre. - Goodreads
A central love story. - Goodreads
The weakest part of the book is characterization. - Goodreads
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Firstly, the character writing is pretty dismal. - Goodreads

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The Mote in God's Eye is one of Larry Niven's best novels and one of the best science fiction books I have ever read. I read it first in the 80s when it came out and re-read it once in the 90s. Why is ... Read full review

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For some reason I always find Larry Niven much better with Jerry Pournelle than without; Inferno, Lucifer's Hammer and Footfall are all winners (they have collaborated on quite few other titles but I ... Read full review


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Larry Niven received his B.A. in mathematics in 1962. His first novel, World of Ptavvs (1966), was a success and launched his career. Niven has won five Hugos and one Nebula award, testimony that his colleagues in the science fiction world respect his work. Perhaps Niven's most well-known creation is Ringworld, a distant planet that may be taken as a metaphor for Earth, as it was once great but has since fallen into decay.

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