The mote in God's eye

, #1

Paperback, 560 pages

English language

Published Nov. 11, 1980 by Macdonald Futura.

ISBN:
978-0-86007-906-4
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4 stars (16 reviews)

Science fiction classic about the rise, fall and subsequent rise of a civilization where the peak catastrophe is known as the "crazy eddy point". Introduces the concept of frictionless toilets that don't have any water in them but I suspect the authors didn't think it all the way through - I don't recall a negative air pressure that would keep odours in their rightfull place. Nevertheless a fascinating read. I haven't read this for donkeys years which is why I'm searching for an e-copy.

17 editions

Simply fantastic

5 stars

The authors did a great job on this one.

The setting in this is superb. It starts out with a chronology of events that immediately made this world really interesting to me. I loved it all the way. Characters are good.

Having watched quite a bit of Star Trek old TV shows really helped me picture a bunch of the things and dialogues in this. It made it really enjoyable.

The Moties are one of the most interesting species I've seen, even if I couldn't take it seriously as a name, its just too cute, which I guess makes sense. Their discovery and their history is quite interesting too, so many what ifs.

It is not the most action packed or the most intense book overall, but it has its moments of great suspense and thrill. I found it quite realistic and the plot developed really well, and the way …

Review of "Mote in God's Eye" on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Quite simply The Mote in God's Eye is one of the top five science fiction works ever written. Niven & Pournelle started out to create the ultimate First Contact novel, and they did it. If you have any interest at all in Space Opera Science Fiction, The Mote in God's Eye is your next book.

Period.

Review of "La Paille dans l'Oeil de Dieu" on 'Goodreads'

1 star

Il était bien épais, ce roman.
Et en même temps, c'est normal, vue la complexité de l'histoire qu'il raconte.
Dans un empire humain galactique futuriste, un voilier solaire extra-terrestre traverse un système spatial depuis une zone inexplorée, et qu'on croyait inhabitée. Evidement, on va envoyer des vaisseaux militaires explorer la zone. Et évidement, ils vont tomber sur des extra-terrestres. Seulement, la rencontre se fera d'une manière raisonnablement inédite avec ses extra-terrestres mélangeant plusieurs espèces.
Bon, le bouquin est plutôt épais, et mon résumé plutôt médiocre.
J'ai du mal à avoir un avis réellement clair sur ce roman, qui ronronne gentiment du début à la fin. Finallement, la seule partie qui secoue un peu le lecteur est le voyage des trois enseignes sur la planète des pailleux. Voyage qui, hélas, se termine assez brutalement.
Dès ce voyage-là terminé, on revient à une espèce de routine dont la conclusion en forme de …

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