|Plot Summary of The Mote in God's Eye|
|"In the far future, mankind has just encountered their first ever aliens. Roderick Blaine captains the mission to make first contact, and must balance between scientific and military goals, while searching for the truth about the aliens - the Moties, as they're called. And the Moties are definitely hiding something...but what?"
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|"This story is set at the 31st century, when the human race running a vast interstellar empire. The book is about the first contact with the amazing aliens called "moties": but do they really are as harmless as they look and claim to be?"
Dimitri Melamoud, Resident Scholar
|"In distant future humanity encounters a mysterious alien race. The aliens are hiding something and when it is discovered what they are hiding they fight to keep their secret hidden."
Eduard Gaskin, Resident Scholar
|"The Mote In God's eye is about humanity's first encounter with an alien race; the Moties. As the two races explore each other, the human ambassadors begin to suspect that that the moties are hiding something. As Captain Roderick Blaine deals with his own problems, ranging from the paranoia of his superior, Admiral Kutuzov, to an unexpected infestation, the Moties also have their own problems to deal with; namely that the humans not discover the secret that could spell the destruction of the entire human race."
Mitchell Simonsen, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Mote in God's Eye|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 25%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 35%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- generally friendly contact with alien(s)
Political power play
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- navy soldier
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
- Smarter than most other characters
- an entire race
- Domed/Underground City
- futuristic human warship
- alien spaceship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- primitive aliens
- big overbuilt futuristic city
- very controlled society
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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