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The Mote in God's Eye - Prologue Summary & Analysis

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Prologue Summary

Faster-than-light travel means the time needed to travel between different solar systems via jump points is null; humanity has expanded rather than possibly becoming extinct. At the same time, the species has continued to find a way to apply this technology to conflict and war.

Prologue Analysis

The prologue begins by setting the stage for the story. The year is 3029 AD, humanity has spread to the stars via faster-than-light travel, conducted a war on a grand scale, all while still remaining mostly ignorant of all the distance between the individual star systems that have been colonized. The reader is presented with the information that mankind has created incredible advancements and retained some of the least favorable characteristics of the species. By pointing out that vast areas in the galaxies still remain a mystery to the star-faring empire, the authors begin foreshadowing what's to...

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