Gripping Hand

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Turtleback Books, Jan 1, 1994 - Fiction - 413 pages
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Robert Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read." "The San Francisco Chronicle" declared that "as science fiction, "The Mote in God's Eye" is one of the most important novels ever published." Now Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award winning authors of such bestsellers as "Footfall" and "The Legacy of Heorot, " return us to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler.

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And the ending felt rushed and sloppy. - Goodreads
The second complaint I have is about the ending. - Goodreads
The ending seemed to happen WAY too fast. - Goodreads
The plot thickens from there. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lukas R - Goodreads

The Mote in God's Eye while I though flawed in it's speed and storytelling was rather original so, despite the dismal reviews, I continued on in the series. The Gripping Hand has more of exactly the ... Read full review

Review: The Gripping Hand (Moties #2)

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Prefer Mote in God's Eye Read full review

About the author (1994)

Larry Niven (left) is the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of such classics as "Ringworld, The Integral Trees", and "Destiny's Road". He has also collaborated with both Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes on "The Legacy of Heorot, Beowulf's Children", and the bestselling "Dream Park" series. He lives in Chatsworth, California.
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle were the joint winners of the 2005 Robert A. Heinlein Award.

Jerry Pournelle (right), a past winner of the John W. Campbell Award, has collaborated with Niven on numerous bestsellers. He has also written such successful solo novels as "Janissaries" and "Starswarm". He lives in Studio City, California.
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle were the joint winners of the 2005 Robert A. Heinlein Award.

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