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C. J. Cherryh

Forfatter af Downbelow Station

224+ Værker 68,531 Medlemmer 1,203 Anmeldelser 275 Favorited

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A multiple award-winning author of more than thirty novels, C. J. Cherryh received her B.A. in Latin from the University of Oklahoma, and then went on to earn a M.A. in Classics from Johns Hopkins University. Cherryh's novels, including Tripoint, Cyteen, and The Pride of Chanur, are famous for vis mere their knife-edge suspense and complex, realistic characters. Cherryh won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1977. She was also awarded the Hugo Award for her short story Cassandra in 1979, and the novels Downbelow Station in 1982 and Cyteen in 1989. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af C. J. Cherryh

Downbelow Station (1981) 2,843 eksemplarer, 69 anmeldelser
Foreigner (1994) — Forfatter — 2,362 eksemplarer, 65 anmeldelser
Cyteen (1988) 1,843 eksemplarer, 54 anmeldelser
The Pride of Chanur (1982) 1,552 eksemplarer, 39 anmeldelser
The Faded Sun Trilogy: Kesrith, Shon'jir, and Kutath (1987) 1,504 eksemplarer, 25 anmeldelser
Invader (1995) 1,475 eksemplarer, 24 anmeldelser
Fortress in the Eye of Time (1995) 1,381 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Inheritor (1996) 1,362 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Chanur's Homecoming (1986) 1,207 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Precursor (1999) 1,198 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Chanur's Venture (1984) 1,194 eksemplarer, 17 anmeldelser
Merchanter's Luck (1982) 1,181 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Rimrunners (1989) 1,121 eksemplarer, 26 anmeldelser
Forty Thousand in Gehenna (1983) 1,106 eksemplarer, 21 anmeldelser
Defender (2001) 1,072 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Explorer (2002) 1,058 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
The Kif Strike Back (1985) 1,053 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
The Morgaine Saga (1979) 1,019 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Cuckoo's Egg (1985) 997 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
Heavy Time (1991) 980 eksemplarer, 17 anmeldelser
Serpent's Reach (1980) 969 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Paladín (1988) 969 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Destroyer (2005) 952 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Chanur's Legacy (1992) 943 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
Exile's Gate (1988) 941 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Tripoint (1994) 923 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Finity's End (1997) 908 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Rusalka (1989) 903 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Hellburner (1992) 901 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Fortress of Eagles (1998) 899 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Kesrith (1978) 864 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Hammerfall (2001) 853 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Pretender (2006) 837 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Kutath (1979) 826 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Shon'jir (1978) 800 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Deliverer (2007) 794 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Fortress of Owls (1999) 784 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Gate of Ivrel (1976) — Forfatter — 773 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Fortress of Dragons (2000) 750 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Angel with the Sword (1985) 716 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Hunter of Worlds (1977) 710 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Rider at the Gate (1995) 704 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
The Chanur Saga (2000) 652 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Brothers of Earth (1976) 633 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Regenesis (2009) — Forfatter — 623 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Well of Shiuan (1978) 606 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Cloud's Rider (1996) 601 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Conspirator (2009) 601 eksemplarer, 17 anmeldelser
Fires of Azeroth (1982) 588 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Soul of the City (1986) 577 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Cyteen I: The Betrayal (1989) 557 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Port Eternity (1982) 549 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
The Dreaming Tree (1979) 545 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Chernevog (1990) 542 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Forge of Heaven (2004) 539 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Deceiver (2010) 515 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Voyager in Night (1984) 501 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
The Tree of Swords and Jewels (1983) 500 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Dreamstone (1983) 491 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Fortress of Ice (2006) 454 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Betrayer (2011) 439 eksemplarer, 17 anmeldelser
Sunfall (1981) 437 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Wave without a Shore (1981) 428 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Hestia (1979) 424 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Cyteen II : The Rebirth (1989) — Forfatter — 418 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Cyteen III: The Vindication (1989) 417 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Collected Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh (2004) 417 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Intruder (2012) 413 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Visible Light (1978) 396 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Goblin Mirror (1992) 393 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Yvgenie (1991) 364 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Alternate Realities (2000) 347 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Protector (2013) 346 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
Festival Moon (1987) — Bidragyder — 315 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Peacemaker (2014) — Forfatter — 304 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
A Dirge for Sabis (1989) 297 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Faery in Shadow (1993) 289 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Fever Season (1987) — Bidragyder — 286 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Reap the Whirlwind (1989) 284 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Tracker (2015) — Forfatter — 276 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Visitor (2016) — Forfatter — 269 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Convergence (2017) — Forfatter — 236 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Legions of Hell (1987) 218 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Troubled Waters (1988) — Bidragyder — 218 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Emergence (2018) — Forfatter — 213 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Gates of Hell (1986) 207 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
At The Edge Of Space (2003) 201 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Wizard Spawn (1989) 201 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Divine Right (1989) 197 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Sword of Knowledge (1995) 196 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Smuggler's Gold (1988) 193 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Arafel's Saga (1983) 193 eksemplarer
Alliance Space (2008) 192 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
Alliance Rising (2019) — Forfatter — 184 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Flood Tide (1990) 176 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Endgame (1991) — Redaktør — 171 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Resurgence (2020) — Forfatter — 166 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Kings in Hell (1987) 158 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Deep Beyond (2005) 154 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Chanur's Endgame (2007) 149 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Divergence (2020) — Forfatter — 145 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Lois & Clark: A Superman Novel (1996) 119 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Complete Morgaine (2015) 116 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Devil to the Belt (2-in-1: Heavy Time / Hellburner) (2000) 107 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Defiance (2023) 69 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Gate of Ivrel: Claiming Rites (1987) 48 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Cyteen, tome 1 (1988) 38 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Glass and Amber (1987) 36 eksemplarer
Deliberations (2012) 33 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Cyteen, tome 2 (1999) 30 eksemplarer
Invitations (2013) 25 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Cassandra [short story] (1978) 17 eksemplarer
Faery Moon (2009) 17 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Ealdwood [novella] (1981) 12 eksemplarer
The Scapegoat (novella) (1985) 9 eksemplarer
The Writing Life: A Writer's Journal 7 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Highliner (1981) 6 eksemplarer
Pots (1985) 6 eksemplarer
The Dreamstone [short story] (1979) 6 eksemplarer
The Dark King (1982) 6 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Only Death In The City (1981) 6 eksemplarer
The Last Tower [short story] (1982) 6 eksemplarer
The Chanur Series: Books 1-5 (1992) 5 eksemplarer
A Thief in Korianth [novelette] (1981) 5 eksemplarer
The Haunted Tower [short fiction] (1981) 5 eksemplarer
Threads of Time [short story] (1978) 5 eksemplarer
O poço de Shiuan - 2 4 eksemplarer
Alliance Unbound (The Hinder Stars) (2023) 4 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Tempos duros - 1 (1995) 4 eksemplarer
Wings (1989) 4 eksemplarer
Companions [novella] (1984) 4 eksemplarer
The General (1981) 3 eksemplarer
Tempos duros - 2 3 eksemplarer
As Labaredas de Azeroth 1 (2001) 3 eksemplarer
A Gift of Prophecy (1987) 3 eksemplarer
O poço de Shiuan - 1 3 eksemplarer
The Unshadowed Land (1985) 3 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
As Labaredas de Azeroth 2 (2001) 3 eksemplarer
Nightgame (1981) 3 eksemplarer
Of Law and Magic [short story] (1985) 3 eksemplarer
Ice [short story] (1981) 3 eksemplarer
Endpiece 2 eksemplarer
Ribelle genetico (2001) 2 eksemplarer
Groundties 2 eksemplarer
Frères de la Terre (1976) 2 eksemplarer
Masks (2004) 2 eksemplarer
A Wizard Of Wiscezan 2 eksemplarer
The Brothers [novella] (1986) 2 eksemplarer
Mech [short story] (1992) 2 eksemplarer
Willow (1982) 2 eksemplarer
Sea Change (1981) 2 eksemplarer
Heavytime 1 eksemplar
Rusalka (Revised) (2010) 1 eksemplar
Chernevog (revised) (2012) 1 eksemplar
Chanur - 1 (2018) 1 eksemplar
FADED SUN: SHON'JIR 1 eksemplar
L'Ange à l'épée (1985) 1 eksemplar
Brama wygnania (1994) 1 eksemplar
Soleil mort - Kesrith (1978) 1 eksemplar
Yvgenie (Revised) (2012) 1 eksemplar
O Poço de Shiuan-1 1 eksemplar
נוסע בלילה 1 eksemplar
Les Oubliés de Gehenna (1983) 1 eksemplar
Dagger In The Mind 1 eksemplar
The Best Of Friends 1 eksemplar
Other Stories 1 eksemplar
Frontpiece 1 eksemplar
Prologue 1 eksemplar
Legacies 1 eksemplar
Winds Of Fortune 1 eksemplar
Death In The Meadow 1 eksemplar
Armies Of The Night 1 eksemplar
Witching Hour 1 eksemplar
Downwind 1 eksemplar
Ischade 1 eksemplar
Lexicon 1 eksemplar
Seeking North 1 eksemplar
The Kutath 1 eksemplar
The Kesrith 1 eksemplar
Homecoming [short story] (1979) 1 eksemplar
The Hanan Rebellion (2003) 1 eksemplar
Monday Morning [Short fiction] (1986) 1 eksemplar
Marking Time [Short fiction] (1986) 1 eksemplar

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Storm Season (1982) — Bidragyder — 902 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Face of Chaos (1983) — Bidragyder — 826 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Wings of Omen (1984) — Bidragyder — 686 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Dead of Winter (1985) — Bidragyder — 617 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Bidragyder — 571 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Blood Ties (1986) — Bidragyder — 515 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Sword and Sorceress II (1985) — Bidragyder — 486 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Lore of the Witch World (1980) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver461 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century (2001) — Bidragyder — 455 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Bidragyder — 421 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Uneasy Alliances (1988) — Bidragyder — 393 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (1991) — Bidragyder — 382 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Stealers' Sky (1989) — Bidragyder — 353 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Blood of Ten Chiefs Vol. 1 (1986)nogle udgaver349 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery (2010) — Bidragyder — 299 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century (2001) — Bidragyder — 297 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Heroes in Hell (1986) — Bidragyder — 279 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
The Book of Swords (2017) — Bidragyder — 273 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Science Fiction: DAW 30th Anniversary (2002) — Bidragyder — 263 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Return to Avalon (1996) — Bidragyder — 248 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Amazons! (1979) — Bidragyder — 242 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Hugo Winners: Volume Four (1976-1979) (1985) — Bidragyder — 221 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Cats in Space...and Other Places (1992) — Bidragyder — 220 eksemplarer
The 1986 Annual World's Best SF (1986) — Bidragyder — 216 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The 1982 Annual World's Best SF (1982) — Bidragyder — 213 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Flashing Swords! #5: Demons and Daggers (1981) — Bidragyder — 206 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Bidragyder — 203 eksemplarer
Northwest of Earth: The Complete Northwest Smith (2007) — Introduktion — 187 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Strange Dreams (1993) — Bidragyder — 187 eksemplarer
Wings of Fire (2010) — Bidragyder — 185 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Four From the Witch World (1989) — Bidragyder — 183 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Carmen Miranda's Ghost Is Haunting Space Station 3 (1990) — Bidragyder — 168 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Magic in Ithkar (1985) — Bidragyder — 167 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Rebels In Hell (1986) — Bidragyder — 154 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Hecate's Cauldron (1982) — Bidragyder — 149 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Treasures of Fantasy (1997) — Bidragyder — 147 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Moonsinger's Friends: In Honor of Andre Norton (1985) — Bidragyder — 144 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (1982) — Bidragyder — 144 eksemplarer
Future on Ice (1998) — Bidragyder — 144 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Body Armor/2000 (1986) — Forfatter — 143 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1998) — Bidragyder — 135 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Shattered Sphere (1968) — Bidragyder — 125 eksemplarer
Enemies of Fortune (2004) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
Angels in Hell (1987) — Bidragyder — 118 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Bidragyder — 110 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Alien Stars (1985) — Bidragyder — 108 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Prophets in Hell (1989) — Bidragyder — 107 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The 1979 Annual World's Best SF (1979) — Bidragyder — 106 eksemplarer
Nebula Winners Fourteen (1980) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 3 (1977) — Bidragyder — 103 eksemplarer
Masters in Hell (1987) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
War in Hell (1988) — Bidragyder — 88 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Crusaders in Hell (1987) — Bidragyder — 88 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
After War (1985) — Bidragyder — 80 eksemplarer
Women of Futures Past: Classic Stories (2016) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 8 (1982) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (2015) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (2019) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Green Gods (1961) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver53 eksemplarer
A Quest-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (2002) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Fantasy Annual V (1982) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Future Crime: An Anthology of the Shape of Crime to Come (1992) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Lawyers in Hell (2011) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Swords Against Darkness (2016) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 47 • April 2014 (2014) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Drabble II: Double Century (1990) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
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Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 7, March 2014 (2014) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
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Gates of Ivrel makes clear at the start that this is a fantasy world by way of post-post-apocalypse scifi. Long ago, a race called the qhal built a galactic empire by utilizing "gates", technology which permitted instantaneous travel over distance and time. As is often the case, the qhal messed around with time too much and accidentally obliterated themselves in the process.

However, the gates still remain. It's never outright stated, but it seems enough time has passed that each world has developed its own post-qhal culture, with qhalian artifacts forgotten and shunned. You can see snippets of the qhal's influence in the language and history of the world (the specfic world in this book is called Andur-Kursh), but these descendants are strictly separate from them.

The danger of the gates - through malicious purpose, accident, or malfunction of the machinery itself - prompted the need for an organization (their origins never made clear) to send agents out to close the gates across the worlds.

The titular Morgaine is one such agent tasked with closing these gates. Who or what she is is not made clear in this book, and while her goal will ultimately help the world by closing the gates, that is of distant benefit to her. She is both an alien and legendary figure, treated more like a demon than a human. There's a mutual distance, distrust and fear between her and the inhabitants of the land.

Our protagonist, Vayne, is one such inhabitant. He is a royal bastard who is exiled at the start of the book and eventually becomes Morgaine's companion and servant via coincidence and fairly intricate contract law.

His story and character arc at first seem predictable: a skilled bastard who is ill-treated and eventually exiled when he becomes too much of an inconvenience, only to be swept up in a grand adventure where he's able to flourish and become the hero he was always meant to be.

But that is not Vayne. As the layers of the onion are peeled back, Vayne is revealed to be a sad and even pathetic character. He is a self-admitted coward, fearing death above all else, and apart from his code of honor he has little to call his own. He is loyal to Morgaine, for that is his greatest strength, but he is as often a burden and liability to her quest as an asset.

These wrinkles make Vayne into an extremely interesting character, particularly when contrasted against the stoic and driven Morgaine, who has weaknesses and a certain type of cowardice of her own. Exploring how their relationship evolves is one of the core threads throughout the book.

My greatest enjoyment came from the many character dynamics at play in Gates of Ivrel. Supporting characters might start as an ally only to turn foe and then back again depending on the situation. Andur-Kursh is politically complicated, and Morgaine herself is treated like a force of nature that can be coaxed in certain advantageous directions by opportunistic schemes.

Both Vayne and Morgaine are hanging by a thread for almost the entire book, just barely outrunning one plot only to stumble immediately into the next one. It makes for exciting writing, but at its worst it comes across like a Saturday morning cartoon where villains pop up with almost comical timing.

It's a quick read, but it would have been stronger for having a number of slower sections to give the plot a breather and to help convey the great distances being travelled. As it stands, the land of Andur-Kursh feels small, as characters are able to travel too quickly and set up confrontations and ambushes in ways that feel at odds with the geography she describes.

As far as genre goes, it's interesting to read a book in which the reader knows it's scifi but is treated in-world as a fantasy. You can intuit what the gates are and how the technology Morgaine wields works, but everything is strictly through the lens of Vayne who does not understand any of it. He'll describe events using his understanding and language, and all of a sudden it'll click what he's actually experiencing from "our" perspective. These are very satisfying moments in the book, so I won't spoil them here.

I know nothing of the Morgaine Cycle or Cherryh herself when I started this book, but I've quickly become a fan and I plan to read the next book (Well of Shiuan) in short order.
… (mere)
 
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MKMILQUETOAST | 17 andre anmeldelser | Jul 18, 2024 |
Well written and well thought out. Perhaps a bit long... might have been two books. A good balance between the struggles of the individual and the large questions facing unions and alliances (no pun intended) and species.
 
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keithostertag | 20 andre anmeldelser | Jun 7, 2024 |
My first introduction to Cj Cherryh and I think I like it. The good bits were very good indeed, though there are vast swathes of things where I am not sure whether all will be revealed in another book or that's all there is. Worth a read.
 
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elahrairah | 68 andre anmeldelser | Jun 2, 2024 |
Nice adventure space opera tale, told from the point of view of a Hani trader who makes first contact with a new, unknown species: a human being. Or second contact, because the human being has just escaped from the claws of the bellicose Kif, who want him for their own nefarious purposes.

A lot of intrigue, persecutions and a single space battle follows, as the appearance of a new species challenge the fragile equilibrium of a trading agreement between several different alien species.

The most interesting thing about it, apart from the appealing story, is the way Cherryh immerses us in alien cultures and ways of thinking. I'm giving it 4 instead of 5 stars because the writing always seemed a bit strange, probably on purpose because the story is told from an alien's point of view, but that certain clumsiness of the story flow prevented me from enjoying it unreservedly.… (mere)
 
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jcm790 | 38 andre anmeldelser | May 26, 2024 |

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Randall Asplund Cover artist
Ken Barr Cover artist
Mike Embden Cover artist
Steve Youll Illustrator
Fran Grove Cover artist
Rolf Mohr Cover artist
Richard Heufkens Translator
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John Berkey Cover artist
Tom Kidd Cover artist
Chet Jezierski Cover artist
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Gary LaSasso Cover artist
Ken W. Kelly Cover artist
Miquel Barceló Introduction
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Michael Whealan Cover artist
Miquel Barceló Introduction
G-Force Design Cover designer
Larry Elmore Illustrator
Rowena Morrill Cover artist
Katie Anderson Cover designer
Micah Epstein Cover artist
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Værker
224
Also by
83
Medlemmer
68,531
Popularitet
#194
Vurdering
3.9
Anmeldelser
1,203
ISBN
716
Sprog
17
Udvalgt
275

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