The Mote in God's Eye

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By Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Simon and Schuster, New York, 1974. ISBN 0-671-21833-6 [1]

This is a science fiction story about humanity's first contact with alien intelligence about 1000 years after attaining faster-than-light travel. The aliens contact humanity by sending a piloted laser sail to an inhabited human world.


  1. Niven, Larry and Pournelle, Jerry. The Mote in God's Eye. Simon and Schuster, New York, NY, 1974. BibTeX [Nivenetal1974]
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