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Whats this Sci-Fi book? - Please help
« on: 27 August, 2009, 02:13:49 PM »
It's about Humanity's first contact with an alien race. They discover that the aliens genetic structure forces them into overpopulation (the only way to stop it is through a continuous cycle of civil wars). The aliens declare war on the humans. In the end, the humans manage to end the war by (I think) altering the aliens genetic structure. I think the book was released in the 50's or 60's.
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Re: Whats this Sci-Fi book? - Please help
« Reply #1 on: 27 August, 2009, 03:54:38 PM »
Is it The Mote in gods Eye by Larry Niven? (written in 1974 )

]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mote_in_God%27s_Eye]
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Re: Whats this Sci-Fi book? - Please help
« Reply #2 on: 27 August, 2009, 04:12:07 PM »
Is it The Mote in gods Eye by Larry Niven? (written in 1974 )

]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mote_in_God%27s_Eye]

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Re: Whats this Sci-Fi book? - Please help
« Reply #3 on: 27 August, 2009, 07:06:56 PM »
Great book! The much later follow up, "The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye", not so good. In fact, duff. But the original? Superb.

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Re: Whats this Sci-Fi book? - Please help
« Reply #4 on: 27 August, 2009, 07:36:53 PM »
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The much later follow up, "The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye", not so good. In fact, duff. But the original? Superb.

S'right.  The scenes in the Motie museum, and the bit with the spacesuit, are some of my favourite SF moments.  I'd opine that anyone who enjoyed this would also enjoy the arachnoform antics of Vernor Vinge's A Deepness in the Sky, the prequel-in-a-not-crap-way to the mind-blowing A Fire Upon the Deep.

 Actually scratch that:  anyone with the faintest whiff of a liking for SF should love anything that Vinge has written.  He's just plain super.
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Re: Whats this Sci-Fi book? - Please help
« Reply #5 on: 27 August, 2009, 08:58:12 PM »
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The much later follow up, "The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye", not so good. In fact, duff. But the original? Superb.

S'right.  The scenes in the Motie museum, and the bit with the spacesuit, are some of my favourite SF moments.  I'd opine that anyone who enjoyed this would also enjoy the arachnoform antics of Vernor Vinge's A Deepness in the Sky, the prequel-in-a-not-crap-way to the mind-blowing A Fire Upon the Deep.

Actually scratch that:  anyone with the faintest whiff of a liking for SF should love anything that Vinge has written.  He's just plain super.
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