Wizard Spawn (The Sword of Knowledge, #2)

It is 500 years since the fall of the Sabrin Empire, an empire whose rulers sealed their fate by refusing to countenance the devel opment of weapons that could have saved them from the barbarians. Now the Sabirn have fallen on hard times indeed, & lie supine beneath the boot of the Ancar, laboring in mines & fields & stretts at w ork no member of a "higher" race would touch. But rumors abound that among the Sabirn are some who retain...

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At the Edge of Space (Hanan Rebellion Omnibus)

Brothers of Earth is pretty good for a first novel (well, it's Cherryh's first novel...) The plot and the setting are pretty straightforward. Just an enjoyable read. Hunter of Worlds is edgier - the dominant characters in it are not the point-of-view character nor the human character but their iduve mistress. The iduve are a humanoid but ferocious species, stringent in their rituals and honour that barely keep them from ripping each other apart....

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Pretender (Foreigner, #8)

Exhausted from a two-year rescue mission in space, the crew of the starship Phoenix return home to find disaster: civil war has broken out, the powerful Western Association has been overthrown, and Tabini-aiji, its forceful leader, is missing. In a desperate move, paidhi Bren Cameron and Tabini's grandmother Ilisidi, the aiji-dowager, along with with Cajeiri, Tabini's eight-year-old heir, make planetfall and succeed in reaching...

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Rimrunners (The Company Wars, #3)

This is something of an unusual book for Cherryh.Her viewpoint characters tend to be intelligent, somewhat highly strung, and to try to use logic to navigate through their problems.Here, she gives us Bet Yeager.While Bet is certainly not stupid, she operates more on guts or instinct and determination than thought.You will frequently find Bet described as a strong woman or female character."Strong female character" and "strong woman" are terms...

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Hunter of Worlds (Hanan Rebellion, #2)

A million people were about to die! The entire population of the planet Priamos was marked for death if one person on the surface could not be found in time. The staggering order was emotionless and inhuman — exactly like the iduve, the strange aliens who had handed down the decree.Perhaps the most advanced and least understood race in the known universe, the idvue lived in giant spaceships that roamed in random patterns around the...

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Hellburner (The Company Wars, #5)

Lt. Ben Pollard thinks he's traded the perils of the Belt for security as an Earth-based computer jockey for United Defence Command. Then he's forced to perform a mission of mercy - and lands on an isolated, intrigue-riddled space station. In Hellburner, her newest novel, Hugo Award winner C. J. Cherryh returns to the best-selling universe of Heavy Time, Cyteen, and Downbelow Station, and creates a story of multi-global conspiracy, power...

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Shon'jir (The Faded Sun, #2)

SF legend John Campbell once challenged his colleagues to show him an alien that thinks "as well or better than a man, but not LIKE a man." Well C.J. Cherryh said “you got it big boy” and has made a living doing just that. TheFaded Sun Trilogy, is another strong example of Cherryh’s talent for creating well-drawn, three-dimensional alien races that are highly intelligent but differ from humans...

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Geklont. Die Cyteen- Trilogie in einem Band.

In einer futuristischen Welt der Kybernetik und Gentechnik sehen sich zwei junge Freunde gefangen in einem Alptraum aus Verdächtigungen, Überwachung, programmierbaren Dienern, einer jahrhundertealten Herrscherklasse und einer rätselhaften Frau, die alle beherrscht -- Ariane Emory. Justin Warrick ist ein brillanter Programmierer, und Grant ALX, sein Bruder, der als Azi-Klon aufgezogen wurde, weigert sich, die Unlogik seines Bruders...

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Kesrith (The Faded Sun #1)

This is the story of three people: Sten Duncan, a soldier of humanity; Niun, last warrior of the mri, humanity's enemies; and Melein, priestess-queen of the final fallen mri stronghold. It is the story of two mighty species fighting for a galaxy, humanity driving out from Earth, and the enigmatic regul struggling to hold their stars with mri mercenaries. It is a story of diplomacy and warfare, of conspiracy and betrayal, and of three...

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Yvgenie (Russian Stories, #3)

I liked the other two books in the series and this one wasn't horrible but I just really couldn't get over the ending. It was too wtf. I'm still not quite sure what happened. The whole Chernevog/ Yvgenie mixup was really confusing and never quite fully explained. Also, Pyetr's second daughter definitely came out of nowhere and it's never quite resolved what happens with her either. I guess she hooks up with Sasha and they have kids. And we're...

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Brothers of Earth (Hanan Rebellion #1)

The sole survivor of a spaceship battle, Kurt Morgan's survival capsule finds an Earth-type planet in this unknown system. Stranded for life, he must adapt quickly to the strange terrain and even stranger inhabitants or face extinction. But would it be possible for him to learn the ways of this totally alien culture & to entirely adapt his human reactions to their fabulous civilization and complex mores? Kurt didn't know it yet, but before...

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Port Eternity (Age of Exploration, #1)

Port Eternity is a stand-a-lone novel taking place in the Alliance-Union universe. It is about the relationships among a super-wealthy born-women (Dela) and her born-man lover with her several owned Azi servants who have been exposed to tapes meant for born-men only. It explores the in depth interaction between two races: Human and Azi as only Cherryh can accomplish. The prohibited tape concerns the Arthuran legend. Each of the Azi was...

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The Chanur Saga (Chanur, #1-3)

A perfectly acceptable, yet overly complicated, space opera series. Here's the problem: there isn't enough depth to warrant how confusing the plot is. There seems no reason for the confusion - the author simply fails to tell us things when it would be most useful for us to know them. Instead, she tells us those things much later, if at all, and by then, we're already confused about other things. This isn't like Cherryh's classic Downbelow...

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Peacemaker (Foreigner, #15)

At last—Cajeiri has his young guests from the starship, three young folk entranced by weather and trees and creatures with minds of their own. It’s all he dreamed of...But now safety is foremost: Cajeiri’s grandfather has been assassinated, hostile Assassins Guild invaded Great-uncle’s house, and now Bren Cameron, paidhi-aiji, who was sent to keep the aiji’s son safe, has more than the young guests on his mind. The aiji-dowager knows...

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The Rebirth (Cyteen, #2)

A brilliant young scientist rises to power on Cyteen, haunted by the knowledge that her predecessorand genetic duplicatedied at the hands of one of her trusted advisors. Murder, politics, and genetic manipulation provide the framework for the latest Union-Alliance novel by the author of Downbelow Station. Cherryh's talent for intense, literate storytelling maintains interest throughout this long, complex novel.

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