Book Reviews of The Gripping Hand (aka The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye) (Moties, Bk 2)

The Gripping Hand (aka The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye) (Moties, Bk 2)
The Gripping Hand - aka The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye - Moties, Bk 2
Author: Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
ISBN-13: 9780671795740
ISBN-10: 0671795740
Publication Date: 1/1/1994
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Gripping Hand (aka The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye) (Moties, Bk 2) on
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While the characters and plot line were true to the first book, this one was tedious and dry. The authors did not convince me to care about the protangonists, or their fate. The resolution was a little too pat.
reviewed The Gripping Hand (aka The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye) (Moties, Bk 2) on + 122 more book reviews
Abridged. 2 tapes, 3 hours
reviewed The Gripping Hand (aka The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye) (Moties, Bk 2) on + 495 more book reviews
Sequel to Mote in God's Eye
reviewed The Gripping Hand (aka The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye) (Moties, Bk 2) on + 122 more book reviews
This book was pretty good. It started off sort of slow and then really picked up in the middle and didn't stop. This story concentrated more on Bury and Renner, with a few minor charactors thrown in and some old charactors making cameo appearances through out the book. This book showed that some of the Moties had a darker side but most just wanted a solution to their endless wars. I do think I liked the first one better though.
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18 years in the making, here is the sequel to the Mote in God's Eye.....25 years have passed since humanity quarantined the Moties. Now the fragile wall is beginning to crumble.
reviewed The Gripping Hand (aka The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye) (Moties, Bk 2) on + 146 more book reviews
Great story about humans and aliens
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this is a sequel to "the mote in god's eye."

quite frankly, the authors know better and should have left well enough alone.

the original was a delightful ground-breaking adventure about mankind's first contact with aliens. this one was barely interesting.
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There, twenty-five 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 fuction. 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...