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The Gripping Hand

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

Twenty years after quarantining the Moties within their own solar system, thewall standing between them starts to crumble. 2 cassettes.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This adequate but inconsequential sequel to The Mote in God's Eye explores xenophobia and overpopulation in a futuristic world. (Jan.)
Flint Journal
" … fans of Niven and Pournelle … won't be disappointed with their latest effort."
Daytona Beach News Journal
"The Gripping Hand is a grand space adventure well worth the 18-year wait. Niven and Pournelle once again have proven a formidable writing team."
Nashville Banner
"Superbly crafted … This one was worth the wait. I recommend it to all science fiction fans … "
Booklist - Book list
" … it is a pleasure to return to the company of what is surely one of the most intriguing, endearingly quirky alien races in all of science fiction."
Bookpage - Book page
"The Gripping Hand is pure science fiction in the action adventure tradition."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476791234
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 5/3/2014
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,001,640
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Pournelle (right), 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.

Larry Niven (left) 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.
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle were the joint winners of the 2005 Robert A. Heinlein Award.

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