The Gripping Hand

The Gripping HandThe Gripping Hand

Moties #2

Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

2 of 5 Stars


After reading The Mote in God’s Eye, I was at least interested in reading this sequel.

And I was bored out of my skull. For the whole book.

The Mote in God’s Eye


The Mote in God’s Eye
Moties #1
Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
Ebook, 560 Pages
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


A first contact novel.

I liked that humanity was not portrayed as either the evil brainless aggressor or the helpless victim.
We deal with another sentient race that is as clever and duplicitous as we are. And we win, apparently.

Not a fast paced action book. Almost more along the lines of Rendezvous With Rama, where it is more about ideas than the action, but there was some action. Enough to keep me interested anyway. Probably will read the sequel, The Gripping Hand this year.