The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye

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Humankind has spent years agonizing over the deadly threat posed by the only aliens they have ever encountered, the Moties. A race divided into distinct biological forms, each serving a different function. Now the Moties are isolated - until the empire is threatened. By the authors of "Footfall".

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THE GRIPPING HAND

His Excellency Horace Hussein Al-Shamlan Bury, trader and magnate, had hoped never again to hear mention of the gripping hand. Moties, the only aliens mankind has ever encountered, have two delicate right arms with small, wonderfully dextrous hands – and one powerful left arm, which wields the gripping hand…

RETURN TO MOTE PRIME

While Bury is investigating an excess of cash on the Imperial planet Maxroy’s Purchase, his long-time friend and pilot Kevin Renner first sounds the alarm: the dreaded Moties have escaped quarantine. And so begins for Bury and Renner an adventure unsuited to men of their age, which returns them to Mote Prime, launches them into battle in space…and reveals, once more, their unorthodox appreciation of Motie intelligence and ingenuity.

“A major novel, sure to be one of the most popular books of the year”
SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE

“Moties are one of the most fascinating species ever evoked. As mythical demons defending the structure of reality – their phrase – they make a formidable read. This is state-of-the-art SF”
THE TIMES

About the Author:

Larry Niven trained as a mathematician. On turning his hand to writing he met with immediate success. He has since won three Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award with novels such as the classic ‘Ringworld’ (which won both awards) and ‘Tales of Known Space’. He and his wife live in Los Angeles.

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