By J. R. Pournelle
Outies is a licensed sequel to The Mote in God's Eye and The Gripping Hand by way of best-selling SF duo Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. With a clean viewpoint, deep continuity, and page-turning plot twists, J.R. (Jennifer) Pournelle brings a mature new release of Moties to existence for a mature iteration of readers. Outies introduces new characters, provides intensity to cherished previous ones, creates a wealthy, conceivable global, and offers transparent voices to extraterrestrial beings and outsiders.
In a go back to the CoDominium universe of the second one Empire of guy, Outies pauses on the fringes of human area, on an outworld that by no means knew fossil fuels. New Utah in its place driven crude sunlight applied sciences to the boundaries of daily software. yet a planet is a giant position - and it is time for the recent Utahns to fulfill the friends. mixing challenging technological know-how and social technological know-how, Outies explores complexities of biology, geology, and ecology on the center of alien Motie society and evolution. whereas army technological know-how fiction in a feeling, that experience is particularly a lot of the wars of our time. Outies plunges during the confusion, chaos, factionalism, and unpredictability of low depth clash with realism, yet principally via civilian eyes. In a twist on conventional house opera, it introduces Asach Quinn - a wily, considerate, genderless, and diplomatic foil to reckless pilot Kevin Renner. Leaving the aristocratic manors of Sparta, Quinn burrows deep contained in the heads of participants of the Church of Him - who think that the pink dwarf seen twinkling throughout the Coal Sack Nebula is actually the attention of God. Pournelle - an ex-Army intelligence officer grew to become anthropologist - presents New Utah and its characters with a wealthy feel of position and deep motivations; tricks at what could turn into, over the following millenium, of Mormons, moties, and Earth islanders displaced via sea point upward push - or even masters a few Tok Pisin alongside the way.
At approximately 110,000 phrases (400 print pages), the publication is jam-packed with additional material designed to permit the reader to discover New Utah in as a lot intensity as wanted. For these new to (or desiring a refresher on) the Mote sequence, an in depth chronology lists key occasions over the 5 centuries previous Outies. the forged of characters is prepared via function and site, providing hints of relationships that unwind over the process the radical. A map lays out the continental-scale environs during which the tale is determined. An appendix offers a consultant to acronyms, information of spiritual background and association, an evidence of alien accounting structures, and evolutionary biology. there's even an unique musical rating, composed by means of track theorist J. Daniel Jenkins.