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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Fast forward years. The seriously twisted mental gymnastics of having to speak through numerology made me really believe, deep down, that these aliens were not only brighter than us, but they were also natural Shakespearean poets.

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The atevi now have televisions and airplanes, but the space station floating above them is a concern to them. Gotta keep reminding myself of this though to help me understand his strange ways. Cherryh puts her considerable gifts to work foreiger this introductory volume to her elephantine mega-series, as she begins a sensitive new tradition: Is he being set up to die?

Cherryh seems to like to convey this first contact story foreginer unconventional angles, and through her writing style, the alieness of this people.

It isn’t written densely and I found out that I can skim over complete passages without loosing anything meaningfut.

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Like other works, such as the Chanur novelsCuckoo’s Egg and her other alien centered novels, the Foreigner series brings in a peppering of alien names and concepts attached to the language. Luckily, they located a G-5 planet – not the one they were looking for, but it could sustain them with supplies. They allow their advanced knowledge to trickle into atevi culture, constantly trying to balance progress and profit with preservation. To me this book only builds up steam in the final chapters, and by then I’d ceased to care.


I found myself skimming paragraphs because it was either that or throw the book into the return chute at the library without finishing. The Foreigner series is easily accessible for non-hardcore sci-fi fans! The series centers on the descendants of a ship lost in transit from Earth en route to found a new space station. They’re also incredibly thin skinned and can be deeply offended by things like the number of words you use in a sentence when addressing them.

But of course, Bren might still fail the test. The colonists on Mospheira are comfortable and self-absorbed. I was about halfway through this book cgerryh said out loud “Yay, something happened! I might go back and finish Foreigner to continue on one day, but not for a long, long while.

She can do things like make the fourth book of A Song of Fire and Ice seem incredibly fast paced. Cherryh’s world and politics and it can be slightly underwhelming, with barely anything important happening for a long period of time.

Please update this article to fforeigner recent events or newly available information. Places and people seemed the same to me at first until I got the hang of it. Let me tell you something about sci-fi books Foreigneg if you find the concept interesting, you should know that the biggest problems occurred with the execution of the idea.


Someone is trying to kill you! Everything happens TO him, because he is completely under the charge and authority of the alien Atevi. The book has a real ending I would have preferred things laid out more clearly, rather than inferred but it is a real ending, with things almost back to foreitner quo; but how will things now re-arrange?

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Three and a half stars. It meant a preference for salad greens or iced drinks. By the halfway point of the book I was annoyed, bored and skimming. For now, no rating given as I pu It’s somehow proved impossible for me to get into this book. Somewhere between stream of consciousness and tight 3rd person. The general rule of thumb is, if your character is bored, your reader is bored.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The first eight books of the series are told exclusively from the viewpoint of Bren Cameron, the paidhi at the time of Phoenix’s return.

From this point, there is nothing particularly sci-fi about much of the story. Why would Tabini send him from one dangerous place to another? Open Preview See a Problem?