The Gripping Hand

The Gripping Hand

Book - 1993
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Robert Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read." The San Francisco Chronicle declared that "as science fiction, The Mote in God's Eye is one of the most important novels ever published." Now Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award winning authors of such bestsellers as Footfall and The Legacy of Heorot, return us to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler. There, 25 years have passed since humanity quarantined the mysterious aliens known as Moties within the confines of their own solar system. They have spent a quarter century analyzing and agonizing over the deadly threat posed by the only aliens mankind has ever encountered-- a race divided into distinct biological forms, each serving a different function. Master, Mediator, Engineer. Warrior. Each supremely adapted to its task, yet doomed by millions of years of evolution to an inescapable fate. For the Moties must breed-- or die. And now the fragile wall separating them and the galaxy beyond is beginning to crumble.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c1993.
ISBN: 9780671795733
0671795732
Characteristics: 401 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pournelle, Jerry 1933-2017

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JackPurcell
Sep 29, 2016

The long awaited sequel to Larry Niven's Mote in God's Eye......one of the several fine works of science fiction Niven produced in the 1970s-1980s as part of what was once referred 'Tales o Known Space' series.

Read it, but read Mote in God's Eye, first. Then read the entire series through the Ringworld finale. Niven's best, his legacy to the history of 20th Century science fiction is contained in that series.

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RichardPaul
Jan 31, 2011

The Gripping Hand ---- by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle c - 1993 ---- This is part of a series and you will love the time spent reading it! ---- Because it is very hard to put down. ---- Talk about Imagination!! ---- Enjoy! ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- Richard Paul Re-read this Story -- The Gripping Hand ---- To Start with Read -"The Mote in God's Eye". If you dont you will be confused. ---- "The Gripping Hand", is very well written and very complex. Take your time! The story takes time and will be worth, Time Spent. ---- The real plus is you will not have to wait 20 yrs. for the Sequel. ----Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul (finished 12-15-2012)

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