All the Time in the World

My taste in reading material is wide and varied: SF/fantasy/"speculative fiction", mysteries (police procedurals, mostly), history, fanfic, straight fiction, smutty vampire books, biographies, poetry, cereal boxes, assembly instructions, the fine print, and your mind.

The Mote in God's Eye

The Mote in God's Eye - Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle Sometimes when I revisit a book I read many years ago, it doesn't hold up very well. Glad to say that this one did. Yes, I agree that it starts off pretty slowly, but all that exposition gives you the context on which the rest of the action - particularly the military structure and decision-making - is based.

One aspect I really appreciated is that, given the usual first contact choice of "aliens bad/dangerous" and "aliens harmless/have great tech they're willing to share", the answer Niven & Pournelle chose to go with was... both.