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. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true... show more
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. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey, following a civilization from the age of steam through early space flight to confrontations with other alien species in distant sectors of space. It is the masterwork of a truly remarkable author.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 7th 2004
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: Foreigner (#1)
Series: Foreigner #1 This audiobook was a good way to revisit the Foreigner universe. I’m much further along in the series in my regular reading and I haven’t read this book since I was a teenager, so a lot of it felt new-ish. I mean, I remember roughly what happened in the series, but not necessa...
At the beginning of this book, the starship Phoenix accidentally ends up lost in space, far away from its original destination and anywhere else familiar to its human crew. Approximately 150 years later (I think), it comes across the atevi homeworld. First contact with the atevi is nerve-wracking bu...
Re-reading an old favorite since I've lost track of the details over the years. While the book gets off to a slow start during the world-building, I love how Cherryh plays with the concept of speaker-to-others here (as she has also done in other books).
I have to say that I am biased as she is one of my favorite story tellers and can write no wrong. If you dare, be ready to commit to a 16 or is it 17 book relationship for this series. This is book one. It was slow to start...but then...BUT THEN comes can't put it down and need to read what happens ...
I've been reading CJ Cherryh's Foreigner series--I just finished Invader and am going on to Inheritor next. I came across her name in several places simultaneously, one of them being Jo Walton's "If you like the Vorkosigan books" post on Tor.com. She said, "There’s a lot of thematic similarity, but ...