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

By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

Again in 1974, the SFBC dubbed The Mote In God's Eye "a sleek masterpiece to rank with Dune and Stranger in an odd Land… essentially the most intriguing, suspenseful and literate technology fiction novels of the prior decade." And as space-opera spectacle, it has withstood the try out of time—a real unique, as shrewdpermanent because it is imaginative.

Set within the 12 months 3017, whilst 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 targeted way to a almost certainly risky 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 preferrred. Or so it seems—only a boat seems to be 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 might be proven, the emissary is by accident killed, and a risk sign transmitted throughout house. Commander Roderick Blaine of the Imperial house army is aware complete good the results of that unlucky come upon. Now he and his group are compelled to make a determined voyage to discover the visitor's domestic global and check out to persuade its alien population of humanity's stable will. yet will they pay attention? Will they settle for Earth's supply to be equivalent companions in a calm universe? Or will they allow not anything under an all-out galactic warfare for supremacy?

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• initially released 1974 through Simon & Schuster.
• This Baen variation 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 booklet. No, they weren't alleged to do this. definite, they did it besides.

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Nichts sollte von nun an mehr schiefgehen. 32 Aber noch war der richtige Zeitpunkt dafür nicht gekommen. Zunächst musste er sich in den Besitz des Zellaktivators bringen. Für einen Moment schwelgte er in Allmachtsphantasien. Das ewige Leben. Die Naats als gewaltige Armee hinter mir. Er würde nicht nur unsterblich, er würde als unbesiegbar in die Annalen der Geschichte eingehen. « »Wie ich schon betonte, ist das eine gute Nachricht. Aber noch ist es nicht so weit. Ich weiß, dass ihr alle für den Kampf brennt.

Dann lächelte er. « »Das werden wir sehen, ob ich mir dich einbilde oder nicht. « Einer der Naats tauchte hinter Coghan auf. Sergh da Teffron ließ sich den Triumph nicht anmerken. Gleich würde er ihn haben und ... Im selben Moment machte Coghan einen Schritt nach links und verschwand in dem angrenzenden Gang. «, schrie da Teffron den Naat an. «, fragte der Riese verwirrt. Er hatte ihn mittlerweile erreicht. « Er quetschte sich an dem Naat vorbei und schaute in den Gang, in dem Coghan verschwunden war.

Mit der anderen hielt er noch immer die Waffe. Ich hätte ihn gleich erschießen sollen, dachte er. Aber er war zu überrascht gewesen. Ein Fehler, der sich jetzt rächte. Der Rasende reagierte kaum auf den Schlag. Er gab nur ein Grunzen von sich, dann schlug er zurück. Da Teffron konnte gerade noch den Kopf wenden. Elm'hors Faust streifte nur sein Ohr. «, schrie er, aber der Hüne antwortete nicht. Er gab nur ein weiteres Grunzen von sich. Schaum quoll über seine Lippen. Die Augen waren blutunterlaufen.

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