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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The production will include a cast of voice actors and an original score, with a soundscape by sound designer Tim Knofler. To me this book only builds up steam in the final chapters, and by then I’d ceased to care. The ship emerges in a binary solar system with huge radiation hazards.

The only snag is my previous reading of her books did not go well. The names got confusing, though. Not much character development. I noticed a far from complete list of terms at the back On the surface this seems like kind of a dull read.

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Assassination is legalized in fact, the assassin’s guild is one of the most respectable institution on the planetwords such as “friend” “love” “feelings” are absent from their vocabulary and they are also EASILY offended by the weirdest things such as NUMBERS! He has no power to steer the foreigher. View all 16 comments. I need to start the Foreigner series one of these days.

A human colony ship got lost in space after a bad hyperspace jump. I had trouble with it too, originally. To ask other readers questions about Foreignerplease sign up.


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Although Cherryh uses the third person, we only get Bren’s very limited point of view and the narration feels very much like a stream of consciousness, as we follow his thoughts, fears and doubts.

Maybe I will get the next book at some point. This well-intentioned choice is still an invasion and eventually leads to war between humans and atevi. One files a document of Intent which liberates the target to file one back. They allow their advanced knowledge to trickle into atevi culture, constantly trying to balance progress and profit with preservation.

What I most enjoyed I think was learning that the Atevi are super good at maths and also have strictly regimented ways to sort problems: Open Preview See a Problem? The habitable environment that the damaged starship can reach is the homeworld of the atevi, a green and living world, already populated by aliens with steam age technology. This was the january pick for Magical Space Pussycats, and I look forward to discussing it in detail in episode 9 soon!

One can hope, that there will be more plot development in the next installments? The plot revolves around the fact that the Atevi have fourteen words for betrayal but none for trust. The initial amity between the newcomers and the locals didn’t last for long and, a few years and MANY misunderstandings later, a war ensued between the two species.

For that alone, I would pick up the second book. The other characters were even shallower than Bren. Cherryh’s cherryj and politics and it can be slightly underwhelming, with barely anything important happening for a long period of time. No, I’m not talking about movies or TV series, and yes, Astronomy was one of my favorite subject in school. View all 15 comments. Luckily, they located a G-5 planet – not the one they were looking for, but it could sustain them with supplies.


The humans give the atevi technology their chdrryh is at first far behind in technology, but the gap is narrowing in exchange for being allowed to survive in cheryh face of the atevi’s vast numerical advantage. However, the story line intrigued me. Then I found out that this book is the first of a pretty long series around 20 years in the making between book 1 and book This results in endless pages of monologues about wondering what is going on.

A small technologically-superior force could not hold out long against the fierce intelligent and more numerous atevi soldiers. I understand there are a lot of these books, what sort of arch or closure would I get if I only read the first two or three? Four stars is a bit of a stretch, but I’m a sucker for first contact stories.

And, to cap it all off, he just has no idea about what happened. Buuuut, in most cases My only experience with her has been the Fortress series — and, as you say, those first were nearly foreeigner. Maybe not right away though because a break is in order after that slog, but as soon as the audio for the second book is available, I’m on it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

I think this serves a good purpose as an introduction to this planet and the human: