The Mote in God’s Eye

Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

1974

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The human race controls 200 planets throughout the galaxy.  A navy is employed to keep order, using the Alderson drive to jump from planet to planet.

In a region of space far from Earth a small sub-light space craft is discovered moving away from an area of space known as the Mote in Gods eye. When the ship is recovered it is found that the sole occupant of the ship is dead.  An expedition is launched to the Mote to make contact with this newly discovered race of beings.

What they encounter is an advanced civilization that seems peaceful and open to their visitors.  But as time goes on it becomes clear that these creatures are hiding something.  A secret so dangerous it could destroy the entire human empire.

If you like a good page turning adventure with a decent plot, look no further.

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4 thoughts on “The Mote in God’s Eye

  1. Wow this read looks like a good time. Based off of the summary I don’t know how there’s not a movie out yet! It’s an interesting idea when the humans are the aliens, ruling 200 planets and such, instead of the norm that we are the ones being invaded. Will definitely look into your recommendation!

    • Hi JP. This book just begs to have a movie made out of it. There’s plenty of action, and the story is good as well. the empire of 200 planets is interesting as the way the Alderson drive works creates a life for the crews of these ships that is similar to how it would have been when we were exploring the world in sailing ships. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      Mike.

  2. This book does seem really interesting. I’m always intrigued by space exploration stories because it’s really fun to imagine what it would be like if we could actually get to other planets and start exploring the universe. I guess others find this interesting as well because there are many books and movies about these things.

    • Hi Luke. It’s amazing how much they can learn through telescopic observation, but wouldn’t it be great if we could actually travel to other solar systems and explore them as they do in this story. One day maybe. Thanks for the comment.

      Mike.

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