Synopses & Reviews
Writing separately, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle are responsible for a number of science fiction classics, such as the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Ringworld, Debt of Honor,
and The Integral Trees.
Together they have written the critically acclaimed bestsellers Inferno, Footfall,
and The Legacy of Heorot,
The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre.
"One of the most engrossing tales I've read in years...fascinating." Theodore Sturgeon
"As science fiction, one of the most important novels ever published." San Francisco Chronicle
"A spellbinder, a swashbuckler....And, best of all, it has a brilliant new approach to that fascinating problem — first contact with aliens." Frank Herbert
"A superlatively fine novel...no writer has ever come up with a more appealing, intriguing, and workable concept of aliens." Columbus Dispatch
"Possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read." Robert Heinlein
"Intriguing and suspenseful...the scenes in which the humans and aliens examine one another are unforgettable." Minneapolis Tribune
About the Author
Larry Niven is the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of such classics as Ringworld, The Integral Trees
, and Destiny's Road
. He has also collaborated with both Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes on The Legacy of Heorot, Beowulf's Children
, and the bestselling Dream Park
series. He lives in Chatsworth, California.
Jerry Pournelle, a past winner of the John W. Campbell Award, has collaborated with Niven on numerous bestsellers. He has also written such successful solo novels as Janissaries and Starswarm. He lives in Studio City, California.
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle were the joint winners of the 2005 Robert A. Heinlein Award.