Download PDF by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle: The Mote in God's Eye (CoDominium; Moties, Book 1)

By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

Again in 1974, the SFBC dubbed The Mote In God's Eye "a glossy masterpiece to rank with Dune and Stranger in an odd Land… the most interesting, suspenseful and literate technological know-how fiction novels of the previous decade." And as space-opera spectacle, it has withstood the attempt of time—a real unique, as smart because it is imaginative.

Set within the yr 3017, while guy has lengthy colonized area, it tells an engrossing story of first touch, completely inhuman extraterrestrial beings who harbor a dismal mystery, and humanity's designated method to a almost certainly harmful scenario. The Alderson force has made it attainable for people to shunt among platforms in 0 time, and, having by no means encountered one other clever species, guy reigns excellent. Or so it seems—only a boat seems out of nowhere, bearing an emissary from a civilization absolutely alien in creed and tradition, but our equivalent in strength and expertise. earlier than touch should be validated, the emissary is by chance killed, and a risk sign transmitted throughout house. Commander Roderick Blaine of the Imperial house army understands complete good the results of that unlucky stumble upon. Now he and his staff are compelled to make a determined voyage to discover the visitor's domestic international and take a look at to persuade its alien population of humanity's solid will. yet will they pay attention? Will they settle for Earth's provide to be equivalent companions in a relaxed universe? Or will they enable not anything lower than an all-out galactic conflict for supremacy?

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• initially released 1974 via Simon & Schuster.
• This Baen version comprises either the prequel novella Reflex and Jerry Pournelle's Building The Mote in God's Eye.
• regrettably, Baen has reused the ISBN of the 1993 Pocket Books paperback from which they scanned the publication. No, they weren't alleged to do this. convinced, they did it besides.

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Spock explained, "The standard warnings in this sector deal with probabilities of the unexpected. " Lao flinched. As well he might, Kirk thought. He himself had never seen a yagghorth—some ascribed the name to some ancient reader of H. P. Lovecraft in Starfleet, but there was disturbing evidence of different origins—but he'd been on board vessels that had been infested, and had helped retrieve the remains of crewmen from the vent tubes and ducts where the creatures customarily stored their prey.

Other than that, they might have been looking at a mirror image of the Enterprise, or any of the other eleven Constitution-class starships, save for the stained and rust-streaked black paint. Battered, meteor-dented, and burned, the triangular arrangement of the nacelles, the shape of the command saucer, and the sleek, familiar lines were unmistakable. " Spock clasped his hands behind his back and studied the screen. "Well, I'll be a pink-eyed mackerel," whispered McCoy, and so absorbed was Mr.

It took a lot, Kirk knew, to unsettle Mahase. " She whispered, "I don't believe it," even as her fingers tapped in the magnification code. The alien ship, the intruder from the secret hidden within the heart of the Crossroad Nebula, was a Federation starship. It was painted a matte, dead black, nearly invisible against the velvet pit of space. Only the trapped glow of ambient light in the dust curtain of the nebula backlit it and made it visible at all. The viewports across its sides were dark.

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