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free download The Mote in God's Eye Larry Niven Ñ 3 free download review å eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Larry Niven In 3016 the 2nd Empire of Man spans hundreds of star systems thanks to faster than light Alderson Drive Intelligent be. 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 uite a few other titles but I have not read them yet The Mote in God s Eyeis generally considered to be their partnership s best book have a look at Larry Niven s Goodreads pageI believe the blurb by Robert A Heinlein that appears on many editions of the book s cover has been around since its first publication in 1974 and it has undoubtedly helped to shift thousands of copies mine included I guess it is a little like if you were a guitarist and Jimmi Hendrix tells people you can shred like a demented mofo Who can resist that kind of recommendation Is it just hyperbole though Is The Mote in God s Eye worthy of the accolade Yes it is This is a first contact story rendered very believable and engrossing by the authors skills and attention to details The Moties are one of the most well conceived alien races I have ever come across An earlier example of very alien aliens aliens so alien they alienate me Although they are very alien very strange they are imbued with enough human character traits to be understandable Of course completely inscrutable aliens are fun but the understandable aliens can be emotionally invested in I love the concept of specialized subspecies of the Moties there are several variations in their species evolved for specialized tasks such as technicians warriors mediators etc A Motie Warrior art by yoggurtAs the novel was written in the 70s its age inevitably shows in places There are terms like hyperspace and pocket computer that we do not see in modern sci fi Today s authors tend to invent new words for hyperspace and pocket computer sounds very uaint as they are now commonplace in the form of smartphones and tablets These few terms notwithstanding I would argue that The Mote in God s Eye stands the test of time very well The alien s design and their extreme specialization are just as wonderfully SF nal on this reread as it was when I first read about it decades ago I have no idea who write what in the Niven Pournelle partnership but they clearly work very well together there is a unified voice in their highly readable prose style The characters are better than just flat plot devices though the book is clearly about the plot than the characters Both authors are excel at writing hard science fiction and the science details make the story that much vivid and believable without ever bogging the book down with excessive infodumping The dramatis personae at the beginning of the book kindly provided by the authors to help the readers keep track of a fairly large cast of characters is an interesting feature However the book is written so well that I never found it necessary to refer to it at any timeThe central and very human theme of this book seems to be how difficult it is for different races to coexist peacefully when there is a conflict of interest and when negotiations are hampered by deceptions The issue is not entirely resolved in this book but leaves a lot of room for the readers to speculate and draw their own conclusions There is a less well received seuel called The Gripping Hand which I am not sure I will read as I am than satisfied with this book s endingOne of the all time greats IMO Heinlein s blurb reads possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read

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free download The Mote in God's Eye Larry Niven Ñ 3 free download review å eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Larry Niven St one million years old are welcoming kind yet evasive with a dark problem they have not solved in over a million yea. The Mote in God s Eye is probably the finest contemplation of a human alien first contact that I have ever read The story deals out a sizable cast of characters without seeming overwhelming Mote explores every issue from multiple perspectives leaving no room for good vs evil simplifications despite that fact that some characters are not likable The core theme of the book that a superior alien intelligence is limited by its inability to tolerate ideas based in hope and imagination evolves slowly enough to maintain interest and tension throughout the slower ie non action packed sections of the book However Mote does not suffer from its lack of astounding plot twists rather its intricate storyline builds a believable sympathetic and ultimately engrossing fictional universe Scarred Experiments with Violence in Gujarat read The story deals out a sizable cast of characters without seeming overwhelming Mote explores every issue from multiple perspectives leaving no Confessions of a Listmaniac The Life and Times of Layla the Ordinary room for good vs evil simplifications despite that fact that some characters are not likable The core theme of the book that a superior alien intelligence is limited by its inability to tolerate ideas based in hope and imagination evolves slowly enough to maintain interest and tension throughout the slower ie non action packed sections of the book However Mote does not suffer from its lack of astounding plot twists The Penguin Food Guide to India rather its intricate storyline builds a believable sympathetic and ultimately engrossing fictional universe

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  • The Mote in God's Eye
  • Larry Niven
  • English
  • 15 June 2019
  • 9781568650548