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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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • 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 1,279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,161

    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

    • Downbelow Station

    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 288

    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

    • Explorer

    • Foreigner Sequence 2, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464

    Explorer follows a human delegate trapped in a distant star system facing a potentially bellicose alien ship....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unlike Anything Else You've Listened To

    • By AudioAddict on 09-11-16

    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 599
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 535
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 539

    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

    • Cyteen

    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 36 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 769
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 692
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 701

    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

    • Defender

    • Foreigner Sequence 2, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455

    In this long-awaited sequel to Precursor, the alien atevi enter the treacherous politics of space travel-as their one human negotiator is caught in the throes of a mutiny....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This author has an awesome imagination

    • By AudioAddict on 08-11-15

    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 755
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675

    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

    • 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 259
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • First Book in the Series I Struggled to Finish

    • By Ingrid on 11-25-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Deceiver

    • Foreigner Sequence 4, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366

    The civil war among the alien Atevi has ended. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri, his son and heir, has returned to the Bujavid, his seat of power....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mildly disappointed

    • By Stephen on 05-28-13

    Regular price: $24.95

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