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20th Apr '18 12:14:27 PM NelC
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** Also in the first book, one Mediator shocks the others by [[spoiler:killing her Fyuck(click)]]. It is clear to the reader, however, that she realized that he faced a SadisticChoice, and identified him with so thoroughly that she shared the dilemma and took this as the third option [[spoiler: between suicide and risking the human race by capture]].

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** Also in the first book, one Mediator shocks the others by [[spoiler:killing her Fyuck(click)]].Fyunch(click)]]. It is clear to the reader, however, that she realized that he faced a SadisticChoice, and identified him with so thoroughly that she shared the dilemma and took this as the third option [[spoiler: between suicide and risking the human race by capture]].
10th Mar '18 3:31:19 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** "Come, I will conceal nothing from you". Renner (and Renner's fyunch(click!) make a point of complete candor... even though, perhaps because it puts other humans off-balance.

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** "Come, I will conceal nothing from you". Renner (and Renner's fyunch(click!) fyunch(click!)) make a point of complete candor... even though, perhaps because it puts other humans off-balance.
14th Nov '17 6:04:19 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* LivingMuseumExhibit: The Moties let some humans visit their museum. Not only have they replicated entire habitats in the museum, but the museum also contains non-sapient Moties. It's hinted at as to what their purpose is, [[spoiler:as they are called Meats]].
4th Jun '17 12:21:59 PM Pavlov
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* WithDueRespect: The ''correct'' way to contradict a Senator is to say "That turns out not to be the case."

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* WithDueRespect: The ''correct'' way to contradict a Senator VIP is to say "That turns out not to be the case."" Kevin Renner acknowledges the cleverness of what he ''should'' have done the first time it comes up, then uses it the second time to keep from causing an incident.
4th Jun '17 12:06:22 PM Pavlov
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* ColonyDrop: the Moties got this one covered by virtue of there being no fissionables left in their star system. Luckily, there were plenty of asteroids around, until they were moved further out in the system to prevent further use as bombardment tools.

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* ColonyDrop: the The Moties got this one covered by virtue of there being no fissionables left in their star system. Luckily, there were plenty Ancient excessive use of asteroids around, until they wiped out the species on the planet, which required recolonization. All the remaining asteroids and comets were moved further out in the system into circular orbits to prevent further use as bombardment tools.tools, a feat requiring staggering levels of fuel.
2nd Feb '17 7:30:55 PM Nohbody
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* ArcWords: "Come, I will conceal nothing from you". Renner (and Renner's fyunch(click!) make a point of complete candor... even though, perhaps because it puts other humans off-balance.

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* ArcWords: ArcWords:
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"Come, I will conceal nothing from you". Renner (and Renner's fyunch(click!) make a point of complete candor... even though, perhaps because it puts other humans off-balance.



* AristocratsAreEvil: Subverted in ''Mote'', in which [[TheGoodCaptain Captain Blaine]] is a nobleman (heir-apparent to a Marquis), and is a decent guy. WordOfGod is that ''Mote'' is set in a time when the Empire is in a dynamic, expansionist phase, with the aristocrats generally more concerned with duties than privileges. By the time of ''Hand'', there are references that may indicate that the reverse is gradually becoming true, and the Empire is starting to exhibit signs of decadence (at least on the capital world). Blaine himself is still a decent guy, though.
** The Motie Masters, on the other hand (sorry!), seem almost entirely motivated by self-interest.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: AristocratsAreEvil:
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Subverted in ''Mote'', in which [[TheGoodCaptain Captain Blaine]] is a nobleman (heir-apparent to a Marquis), and is a decent guy. WordOfGod is that ''Mote'' is set in a time when the Empire is in a dynamic, expansionist phase, with the aristocrats generally more concerned with duties than privileges. By the time of ''Hand'', there are references that may indicate that the reverse is gradually becoming true, and the Empire is starting to exhibit signs of decadence (at least on the capital world). Blaine himself is still a decent guy, though.
** The Motie Masters, on the other hand (sorry!), alternately, seem almost entirely motivated by self-interest.
11th Jan '17 7:02:34 PM Gillimer
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* ArcWords: "Come, I will conceal nothing from you". Renner (and Renner's fyunch(click!) make a point of complete candor... even when it puts other humans off-balance.

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* ArcWords: "Come, I will conceal nothing from you". Renner (and Renner's fyunch(click!) make a point of complete candor... even when though, perhaps because it puts other humans off-balance.off-balance.
** "I can't read your mind." Bury's fyunch(click!), continual trying to reassure him.. And achieving just the opposite.



** The Motie Masters, on the other hand (sorry!), seem almost entirely motivated by self-interest.



* ExplosiveBreeder: [[spoiler:Every species of Motie - except the Mediators and Keepers (Mediators are sterile physically-female mules; Keepers are sterile males)]]. It's at one point explicitly stated that the only method of contraception available for them is infanticide.

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* ExplosiveBreeder: [[spoiler:Every species of Motie - except the Mediators and Keepers (Mediators are sterile physically-female mules; Keepers are sterile sterilized males)]]. It's at one point explicitly stated that the only method of contraception available for them is infanticide.
9th Jan '17 12:56:09 PM Gillimer
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* ArcWords: "Come, I will conceal nothing from you". Renner (and Renner's fyunch(click!) make a point of complete candor... even when it puts other humans off-balance.
13th Dec '16 1:55:48 PM Xtifr
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''The Mote in God's Eye'', by Creator/LarryNiven and Jerry Pournelle, is a science fiction novel that was first published in 1974. The story is set in the distant future of Pournelle's ''Literature/{{CoDominium}}'' universe, and charts the FirstContact between humankind and an alien species. The title of the novel is a wordplay on Luke 6:41-42 and Matthew 7:3-5. ''The Mote in God's Eye'' was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards in 1975.

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''The Mote in God's Eye'', by Creator/LarryNiven and Jerry Pournelle, Creator/JerryPournelle, is a science fiction novel that was first published in 1974. The story is set in the distant future of Pournelle's ''Literature/{{CoDominium}}'' universe, and charts the FirstContact between humankind and an alien species. The title of the novel is a wordplay on Luke 6:41-42 and Matthew 7:3-5. ''The Mote in God's Eye'' was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards in 1975.
19th Nov '16 2:10:34 PM CaptainPedant
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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Horace Bury is not pleased with his first name, and devoted time, trouble and money to locating the Navy officer who suggested it to his father. Suffice it to say that the Navy officer does not enjoy the last laugh.
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