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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 Faded Sun Trilogy

    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Collected in one volume is all three books in C. J. Cherryh's epic The Faded Sun trilogy: Kesrith, Shon'jir, and Kutath....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very intriguing, very original..No Spoilers.

    • By Kevin Famighetti on 01-11-19

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Downbelow Station

    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 269

    Pell's Station, orbiting the alien world simply called Downbelow, had always managed to remain neutral in the ever escalating conflict between The Company....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator kills that book

    • By K. Krieger on 07-11-12

    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 747
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 672
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 681

    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

    • 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 570
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 512

    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

    • Emergence

    • Foreigner Sequence 7, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    The 19th book in the beloved Foreigner space opera series begins a new era for human diplomat Bren Cameron, as he navigates the tenuous peace....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, a little slow, didn't like narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Dreaming Tree

    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • Convergence

    • Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    Alpha Station, orbiting the world of the atevi, has taken aboard 5,000 human refugees from a destroyed station in a distant sector of space....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tying the ends together...

    • By Pam F on 06-04-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 726
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654

    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

    • Tracker

    • Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    Tracker is the sixteenth installment of C. J. Cherryh's acclaimed Foreigner series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beginning of a New Series in the Foreigner World

    • By Sires on 04-15-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 1,232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,120

    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

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