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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 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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 1,278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,160

    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 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

    • Downbelow Station

    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 286

    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

    • 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 751
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 665
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673

    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

    • Inheritor

    • Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569

    Six months have passed since the reappearance of the starship Phoenix....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant and Imaginative

    • By AudioAddict on 04-14-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    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

    • 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 597
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 533
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 537

    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

    • Precursor

    • Foreigner Sequence 2, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511

    National best-selling author and winner of three Hugo Awards, C.J. Cherryh returns to the universe of her acclaimed Foreigner trilogy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book moves at a lightning-fast pace! Awesome

    • By AudioAddict on 01-07-15

    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 393
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364

    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

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