The Mote in God's Eye (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

Pocket Books, 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.

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.