The Mote in God's Eye By Larry Niven



The Mote in God’s Eye has been a firm favourite of mine for over forty years. I have read it at least once in each of those forty years, and never tire of reading it.


Humanity has reached the stars, and after a thousand years has finally found an alien spacecraft… and accidentally kills the occupant.


There’s a sequel. I don’t think it comes close… but you’ll want to give it a go anyway.


You can order it from here.