Foreigner Series (19 Book Series) by C. J. Cherryh. All Formats Kindle Edition. From Book 1: The groundbreaking novel that launched Cherryh’s eponymous. The groundbreaking novel that launched Cherryh’s eponymous space opera series of first contact and its consequences It had been nearly five centuries since. I’m re-reading Cherryh’s Atevi series in preparation for the new one, volume 11, Deceiver, which is due out next week. I re-read all of them.

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And then boredom hit. This was not an easy read. Chfrryh this reason, the assassins’ guild commonly referred to as simply “the guild” has considerable power, despite being supposedly neutral.

That is all, and i wrote it in three sentences. There was a civilization already established on the planet! The only redeeming quality was the alien beings themselves — wicked cool cover image.

Of course I’m hooked now that the series is seventeen books long and counting.

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I do take issue with part of your analysis, though. The Book of Apex: November 12, at Lost to this effort are many of the best and bravest of the crew. Except for the first two introductoy books it was the most repetitive thing ever!

They are mathematically astute and tend to glorify numbers and seem to desire to reduce decision making to equations. The reader discovers gradually throu A good read.


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Notify me of new comments via email. The synopsis hinted at politics, intrigues, inter-racial relationship, adapting to new culture, space Tune into the podcast for something more detailed than that. While they build, one upon another, if one wished to stop after 1 or 2 or 3 of them, the stories are sufficiently tied up that one can.

Currently resident in Spokane, Washington, C. I really wanted to like this. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Both Protector and Peacemaker covers have human children and human armored security, and Convergence has added Toby, Bren’s brother, to emphasize that in the later books, as well as being Bren’s closest human advisor, Toby is designated as Bren’s replacement should he get killed. Now don’t get me wrong C. At least, not to an excessive extent.

The narration kept referring back to a slight the humans made, but it never said in any concrete terms what they did, which leads me to think the humans still don’t know.

But the alien world and cultures were interesting, and they seemed to have the potential to become even more interesting. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Foreigner Series

Cherryh’s world and politics and foreignsr can be slightly underwhelming, with barely anything important happening for a long period of time. But for some reason, sci-fi books are generally on a completely different level for me. The alienness of the Atevi is very subtle, Bren has no trouble communicating with them on a superficial, practical level, but the nuances of both the human and Atevi species are mostly nonsensical to each other.


It gives cuerryh impression that something actually happens in the first book. And this is still true even when I’ve read a good portion of the rest of the series and this is my third read for this one.

En-route to build a new space station as key outpost for human fordigner the Phoenix suffers an accident during it’s faster-than-light travel and ending up completely lost in space. Also, his position has quite a female slant: Sometimes they straddle that TSTL line. Languages Frysk Edit links.

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Goodreads chereyh you keep track of books you want to read. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here One of the challenges Cherryh sets for herself is to make the atevi difficult to understand as a species yet still make us interested in the atevi characters.

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