The Gripping Hand (Mote #2)
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
Well - I don't know. I like this, and I like all the complex, convoluted story line.. but I kind of lost track. It isn't a classic like "The Mote In God's Eye," but it is an enjoyable successor. I think I'd like more side stories like King David's Spaceship, a yarn set in the same "Second Empire of Man".