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The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye (aka The Gripping Hand) (Moties, Bk 2)
The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye - aka The Gripping Hand - Moties, Bk 2 Author:Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle Return to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler. — 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 th... more »e 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....« less