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The Mote Series, also called the Moties Series, is a series of novels written by Larry Niven, J. E. Pournelle, and J. R. Pournelle. It is a sub-series of the CoDominium series. The novels are The Mote in God's Eye, The Gripping Hand, and Outies. The series also includes a short story and a poem.

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Why wasn't the Moties planet overrun by Watchmakers?

In the book "The Mote in God's Eye", by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, the humans are forced to evacuate one starship due to it being overrun by the rapidly breeding Watchmaker caste of 'Moties'. ...
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Bury's actions and attitude towards the Moties

In "A Mote in God's Eye", nearing the end of the book, Bury got hold of his "special" air-bottle: Bury pushed and clawed his way toward the air-bottle locker. Ah. It was still there. He seized ...
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Mote In God's Eye, Chapters 14 and 15, Open Mysteries

Re-reading the Mote for the first time in many years. In these two chapters there are two things that seem to be setting up mysteries to be answered later. But I have not found where they are ...
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What are the different classes of Motie?

I read 'The Mote in God's Eye' thinking there were only a few variations of Moties: Master Mediator Engineer Doctor Warrior Farmer But then I read 'The Gripping Hand' and now it seems like there are ...
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Any artists' concepts of Moties published in 20th Century?

I was fascinated with the unusual design of the Moties described in the Niven & Pournelle novel The Mote in God's Eye. I don't recall ever seeing any illustration showing a Motie. Have any ...
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What is the origin of the phrase "on the gripping hand?"

Where does the phrase "on the gripping hand" come from and what does it mean in the context of that work, The Gripping Hand? I'll add that I just finished reading The Mote in God's Eye and this is ...
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