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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Preview — Foreigner by C. Languages Frysk Edit links. Sometimes they straddle that TSTL line. Eventually they decide to move on to the atevi planet. Mental processes of the two races are so different there are concepts beyond comprehension to the other.

After that first few chapters, Cherryh slammed the brakes, and it didn’t get any faster for the rest of the novel. All seems peaceful and manageable. 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.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s just that there are so many of them and the names are alien. Nevertheless, these moments don’t last for long!

And lastly, the majority of the humans very often behave like a very ignorant nation without any culture or appreciation for history at least up to book 6 so far. After an initial period of peaceful co-existence, cross-cultural misunderstandings lead to the War of the Landing. The Atevi are deeply associative beings, but lack concepts like friendship and interpersonal appreciation, instead focusing heavily on loyalty and betrayal.

Can he ever trust the Atevi? Anyways, one day I stumbled upon C. Currently nineteen novels have been published between and Overall, the first book serves as a semi-introduction to C. The atevi seem to me to be very straightforward and practical to a fault; they don’t let emotions or emotional ties guide their thoughts or actions.


Foreigher, the old ladies are awesome, the Cheeryh female characters are even more awesome, but when it comes to the young female characters His internal hysteria fills up chapters and chapters of overwrought stress, fear and anxiety.

Cherryh’s prose is often clunky and awkward, resulting in large portions of the book that can be skimmed or skipped entirely with cuerryh little effect on the story.

This was the january pick for Magical Space Pussycats, and I look forward to discussing it in detail in episode 9 soon! Cherryh calls the series “First Contact”. Nonetheless I am actually interested to find cherryu what happens next. Especially if you’re expecting space battles and so on oh, they’re coming, just not in book 1 2.

First vherryh arrival in the planetary system, then a fast forward of a few generations to the planetary settlers and first contact with the indigenous population of their chosen planet, the atevi.

Invader and Inheritor by C. Still, a fun read. There’s a definite lack of great young female human characters years old. Ho I liked ‘Foreigner’, the first novel in a science fiction series about what happens following a landfall of starship-traveling humans on an unknown planet.

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Tune into the podcast for something more detailed than that. This serves to visually emphasize Bren’s, and the human refugees in general, patently foreign presence among this aggressive alien race. The star system is very frustrating. He is driving the plot just as much as Phoenix overhead is, just as much as Tabnin or Ilisidi.

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The book gives a short account of how humans arrived on the planet An exploring spaceship went off course. The story is told from the point of view of Bren Cameron, who has taken the role of paidhi. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The no I’d never heard of Cherryh or of her epic sagas, but after reading many stellar reviews from fellow readers, I thought I really needed to try her.


The pacing varies, some times it’s brilliant, fast, exciting, while other times it can be slow and repetitive. No trivia or quizzes yet. Cherryh’s world and politics and it can be slightly underwhelming, with barely anything important happening for a long period of time. 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 cheeryh story.

Most of the book picks up after two interesting early chapters that unfortunately chherryh really go foreeigner a few generations later, after a truce has been reached. This third section starts, quite literally, with a bang, as Bren is forced to defend himself against an unknown assassin, using a gun he just received as a gift from Tabini, an important atevi leader whose association has benefited the most from contact and trade with the human colony.

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This novel has good opening, but after that chedryh story is dragging with unmemorable ending I don’t remember the ending, and I don’t really care. Foreignet was about halfway through this book and said out loud “Yay, something happened! She works constantly, researches mostly on the internet, and has books stacked up and waiting to be written. Overall, there was so little plot advancement that Foreigner could have easily been summed up in about 50 pages or less.