Published in 1974, The Mote In God’s Eye was a runaway success. It fused the space opera of Star Trek, the world-building of Dune, and the militaristic elements of Starship Troopers. It’s 537 pages of space-faring goodness. And if you think Europe has a lot of museums, just wait until you get to Mote Prime.
Unlike Star Trek, Dune and Starship Troopers, The Mote In God’s Eye shows its age. Race still divides people.