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Downbelow Station - C.J. Cherryh
Downbelow Station
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A legend among sci-fi readers, C. J. Cherryh's Union-Alliance novels, while separate and complete in themselves, are part of a much larger tapestry—a future history spanning 5,000 years of human civilization. Here is the 20th anniversary edition of Downbelow Station, the book that won Cherryh... show more
A legend among sci-fi readers, C. J. Cherryh's Union-Alliance novels, while separate and complete in themselves, are part of a much larger tapestry—a future history spanning 5,000 years of human civilization. Here is the 20th anniversary edition of Downbelow Station, the book that won Cherryh a Hugo Award for Best novel in 1982. A blockbuster space opera of the rebellion between Earth and its far-flung colonies, it is a classic science fiction masterwork.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780756400590 (0756400597)
Publisher: DAW
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Series: Company Wars (#1)
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Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
5.0 Mercantilism in Space
Downbelow Station brings the politics of European colonialism into an interplanetary setting. The Earth Company (a private colonial firm similar to the East India Company) dominates the inhabitants of humanity’s space colonies as Earth remains the only source of food and supplies. But then Pell’s Wo...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 Downbelow has been found?
The planet Downbelow was a planet orbiting Tau Ceti. Et voila! http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121219084102.htm
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 Downbelow Station / C.J. Cherryh
Pell's Station, orbiting the alien world simply called Downbelow, had always managed to remain neutral in the ever escalating conflict between “The Company,” whose fleets from Earth had colonized space, and its increasingly independent and rebellious colony worlds. But Pell's location—on the outer e...
traciloudin
traciloudin rated it
0.0 Downbelow Station
As much as I wanted to, I just couldn't get anywhere with this book. Sometimes you just have to surrender and admit that a book just isn't to your taste. I started getting intrigued a little once we found out who Josh really is, but wherever I'd put the book down, I just felt no inclination to pick ...
caseyreads
caseyreads rated it
Close to getting 4 stars, but I never was rooting for any one character. Maybe that's just how Cherryh depicted every one? There's not necessarily a "hero" per se, and I did like that about the novel. Yet, all the characters seemed so cold.At first this is a hard book to follow because Downbelow doe...
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