By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
Robert Heinlein known as it "possibly the best technological know-how fiction novel i've got ever read." The San Francisco Chronicle declared that "as technological know-how fiction, The Mote in God's Eye is without doubt one of the most crucial novels ever published."
Now Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award profitable authors of such bestsellers as Footfall and The Legacy of Heorot, go back us to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler.
There, 25 years have handed when you consider that humanity quarantined the mysterious extraterrestrial beings referred to as Moties in the confines in their personal sunlight process. they've got spent 1 / 4 century interpreting and agonizing over the lethal danger posed via the one extraterrestrial beings mankind has ever encountered—a race divided into unique organic kinds, each one serving a distinct functionality. grasp, Mediator, Engineer. Warrior. every one supremely tailored to its activity, but doomed via thousands of years of evolution to an inescapable destiny. For the Moties needs to breed—or die. And now the delicate wall isolating them and the galaxy past is starting to crumble.
• initially released 1993 via Pocket Books.
• regrettably, Baen has reused the ISBN of the 1993 Pocket Books hardcover from which they scanned the booklet. No, they weren't purported to do this. sure, they did it besides.
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