AUTHOR

C. J. Cherryh

I've written sf and fantasy for publication since 1975...but I've written a lot longer than that. I have a background in Mediterranean archaeology, Latin, Greek, that sort of thing; my hobbies are travel, photography, planetary geology, physics, pond-building for koi...I run a marine tank, can plumb most anything, and I figure-skate.

I believe in the future: I'm an optimist for good reason---I've studied a lot of history, in which, yes, there is climate change, and our species has been through it. We've never faced it fully armed with what we now know, and if we play our cards right, we'll use it as a technological springboard and carry on in very interesting ways.

I also believe a writer owes a reader a book that has more than general despair to spread about: I write about clever, determined people who don't put up with situations, not for long, anyway: people who find solutions inspire me.

My personal websites and blog: http://www.cherryh.com
http://www.cherryh.com/WaveWithoutAShore
http://www.closed-circle.net

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    • The Dreaming Tree

    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The classic fantasy duology, combining The Dreamstone and The Tree of Swords and Jewels, is in an omnibus for the first time....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story and performance

    • By Steven on 09-28-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Foreigner

    • Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,099

    The first book in C.J.Cherryh's eponymous series, Foreigner begins an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient alien race....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • struggled to relate to human

    • By kesia martin on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Cyteen

    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 36 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 735
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 662
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 672

    The saga of two young friends trapped in an endless nightmare of suspicion and surveillance, of cyber-programmed servants and a ruling class with century-long lives – and the enigmatic woman who dominates them all.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is a Heavy Book (lovely too)

    • By troy on 05-20-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Visitor

    • Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    It's been a year of upheaval since Bren Cameron's return from space - a year since he and the aiji-dowager, one of his most powerful atevi allies, returned home....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For me, the best in the series

    • By GP on 04-23-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Well of Shiuan

    • Morgaine, Book 2
    • By: C.J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The world of Shiuan was doomed. Rising waters and shattering earthquakes had sealed its fate....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong narrator

    • By K. Campbell on 08-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Chanur's Venture

    • Chanur, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    In the sequel to Pride of Chanur, Tully returns, and brings with him a priceless trade contract with human space - a contract that could mean vast power, riches, and a mess of trouble for Pyanfar Chanur....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As in my last review, great books great story. ,

    • By Josie on 02-16-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Invader

    • Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 713
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 634
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 642

    Nearly two centuries after a human colony is abandoned on an alien planet, the two races have reached a tenacious peace agreement. But when the human ship returns unexpectedly, both governments are thrown into chaos....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Art of Negotiating with Aliens

    • By AudioAddict on 06-28-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Pride of Chanur

    • Chanur, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 562
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 501
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 504

    No one at Meetpoint Station had ever seen a creature like the Outsider....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great, fascinating, and exciting

    • By Gentle Reader Jill on 08-22-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Protector

    • Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    It's coming up on Cajeiri's birthday. The boy has been promised he can have the young human children he knew from his voyage sent down from the space station for a two week stay....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • New to the Series? Don't Start Here

    • By Sires on 12-31-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Fires of Azeroth

    • Morgaine, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    There was a star Gate in Azeroth marked by alien fires that Morgaine must seal. But Morgaine and Vanye have brought devastation to the peaceful land....

    Regular price: $19.95

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