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The mote in God's eye,

Author: Larry Niven; Jerry Pournelle
Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster [1974]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the year 3016, the Second Empire of Man spans hundreds of star systems, thanks to the faster-than-light Alderson Drive. No other intelligent beings have ever been encountered, not until a light sail probe enters a human system carrying a dead alien. The probe is traced to the Mote, an isolated star in a thick dust cloud, and an expedition is dispatched. In the Mote the humans find an ancient civilization--at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Niven, Larry.
Mote in God's eye.
New York, Simon and Schuster [1974]
(OCoLC)607752878
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Niven; Jerry Pournelle
ISBN: 0671218336 9780671218331 0671741926 9780671741921
OCLC Number: 934734
Description: 537 pages 23 cm
Responsibility: by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

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In the year 3016, the Second Empire of Man spans hundreds of star systems, thanks to the faster-than-light Alderson Drive. No other intelligent beings have ever been encountered, not until a light sail probe enters a human system carrying a dead alien. The probe is traced to the Mote, an isolated star in a thick dust cloud, and an expedition is dispatched. In the Mote the humans find an ancient civilization--at least one million years old--that has always been bottled up in their cloistered solar system for lack of a star drive. The Moties are welcoming and kind, yet rather evasive about certain aspects of their society. It seems the Moties have a dark problem, one they've been unable to solve in over a million years.

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Frank Herbert A spellbinder, a swashbuckler...And, best of all, it has a brilliant new approach to that fascinating problem -- first contact with aliens. Robert Heinlein Possibly the finest science Read more...

 
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