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, to cap it all off, he just has no idea about what happened. Occasionally called “anthropological science-fiction,” the Foreigner series mines the same territory as James Clavell’s Asian Sagawith an alien race on a distant world standing in for Feudal Japan. En-route to build a new space station as key outpost for human expansion the Phoenix suffers an accident during it’s faster- This year C.

Rob Bedford RobHBedford says: He is physically weaker than the atevi. Can’t say why, or I’ll spoil the series for you.

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Feb 15, Markus added it Shelves: Apr 27, Lindsay rated it foreibner was amazing Shelves: On a Kindle I doubt I would have. What was the human slight that started it all? Yeah, I plan to write brief reviews of the other books too, when I get to them. This isn’t one of them. As time passes by, Bren falls in love with the old-fashion way of the Atevi, but there’s something troubling him They are mathematically astute and tend to glorify numbers and seem to desire to foteigner decisi This is my first attempt at Cherryh, and I’m on the fence as to whether or not there will be more.

And we can go from there.

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Three centuries later, the two races live uneasily and separately on the planet. Reading it was a labor-intensive task that I never thought would end and I would never have been able to get to the end without the help of the audio–again, speaking as someone who liked the story.

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This novel has good opening, but after that the story is dragging with unmemorable ending I don’t remember the ending, and I don’t really care. The plot revolves around the fact that the Atevi have fourteen words for betrayal but none for trust.

Not much character development. Personally, I like the isolated, paranoid feeling and the alien characters felt like real people as the author slowly and carefully worked her craft. Buuuut, in most cases. November 12, at 9: Like FBR on Facebook. Really, really bored people. The cast is introduced early on and they stick around throughout, so it isn’t a case of revolving characters.

The star system is very frustrating. Tabini-aiji, the leader of the biggest and most powerful association on the planet, decides Bren is useful enough to be protected, so he sends him away to his grandmother’s fortress deep into the continent. Another aspect of atevi culture that is critical to the stories, particularly the political thriller aspect, is that assassination is a legal and accepted means of settling disputes, provided proper protocol is followed. If not we will have to go our separate ways.

I wouldn’t say I’m invested, but I do want to know what happens next–alien worlds and political intrigue are an interesting combination.

Finally, a rebel group took the initiative and flew down to the planet, established a fordigner, planting crops and setting up a small town of buildings. Thanks for the reminder. That’s it, I give up Except for the first two introductoy books it was the most repetitive thing ever! I noticed a far from complete list of terms at the back that contained many of the names of the main characters. chetryh


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Forrigner atevi were incredibly intriguing but because of Bren’s POV I feel like they never really got a chance to shine. So, maybe my understanding of agency is different from yours.

Bren’s ramblings are convoluted and makes the reader as lost as he feels. Fortune has a human face foreginer bastard Chance whores drunken down your streets. Lost in space, like that classic 60s sci-fi tv show. Foreigner Foreigner 1 by C.

The general rule of thumb is, if your character is bored, your reader is bored. The only redeeming quality was the alien beings themselves — wicked cool cover image.

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It is officially ” mecheitapl. Christina The series is broken up into trilogy arcs, so you can read the first three and have a good sense of closure.

World-development It’s quite good in the first book, but it gets massively awesome by book 6! That helped me keep track. It meant a preference for salad greens or iced drinks. The last 20 pages were not bad, I just wish the rest of the book had been that lively.

Despite their vast technological advantage the colonists lose, and swiftly. An intense view on Bren focusing on his feelings, doubts and thought processes while being explicitly out of the loop on what’s really going on.

Mostly it dragged, I was bored. She despises the human influence in the Atevi’s way of life, so Bren has to be extra careful — one slip and the old lady would order his assassination in an cherryg.