The Mote in God's Eye

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The Mote in God's Eye

By Larry Niven; Jerry Pournelle; Dave Stern (Editor)

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780671741921, 592pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1991

Writing separately, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle are responsible for a number of science fiction classics, such as the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning "Ringworld, Debt of Honor, " and "The Integral Trees." Together they have written the critically acclaimed bestsellers "Inferno, Footfall, " and "The Legacy of Heorot, " among others.
"The Mote In God's Eye" is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre.

About the Author
Larry Niven is the award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces and fantasy including the Magic Goes Away series. His "Beowulf's Children", co-authored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, was a New York Times bestseller. He has received the Nebula Award, five Hugos, four Locus Awards, two Ditmars, the Prometheus, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award, among other honors. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

JERRY POURNELLE is an essayist, journalist, and science fiction author. He has advanced degrees in psychology, statistics, engineering, and political science.

Dave Stern has written and collaborated on previous works of Star Trek fiction, as well as the "New York Times" bestselling biography "Crosley". He lives in Massachusetts with his family.

Praise For The Mote in God's Eye

Robert Heinlein

Possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read.

San Francisco Chronicle

As science fiction, one of the most important novels ever published.

Columbus Dispatch

A superlatively fine writer has ever come up with a more appealing, intriguing, and workable concept of aliens.

Frank Herbert

A spellbinder, a swashbuckler...And, best of all, it has a brilliant new approach to that fascinating problem -- first contact with aliens.

Theodore Sturgeon

One of the most engrossing tales I've read in years...fascinating.

Minneapolis Tribune

Intriguing and suspenseful...the scenes in which the humans and aliens examine one another are unforgettable.