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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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.

Cherryh is among my favorite genre authors, though some of her books cgerryh left me cold. From there a station is built orbiting the inhabited planet.

This book should really be retitled “Much to do About Nothing”. Lists with This Book. November 13, at 8: For other uses of the term “Foreigner”, see Foreigner disambiguation.

And then the next three, coreigner the next Or can he rely on his gut reactions? A small technologically-superior force could not hold out long against the fierce intelligent and more cherryh atevi soldiers. This complete switch in pacing was hard to take. They somehow end up lost and the only place they can reach to refuel is a planet already inhabited by an alien civilisation – the Atevi – so they set up a mini colony there. I noticed a far from complete list of terms at the back that contained many of the names of the main characters.

Jul 30, Josh rated it did not like it. My history with this series is a bit confused.

Foreigner Series by C.J. Cherryh

He carries on worrying every little thing to death without coming to a decision or resolution. The humans give the atevi technology their society is at first far behind in technology, but the gap is narrowing in exchange for being allowed to survive in the face of the atevi’s ccherryh numerical advantage.


Luckily, they located a G-5 planet – not the one they were looking for, but it could sustain them with supplies. He could not leave his apartment alone.

Foreigner Series

He knows something big is going on but he can only deal with the little matters around him, since left in the dark, and thus he tries to do the best he can, while over analysing everything. Retrieved February 28, Meanwhile, the human paidhi’s role was to guarantee all demands are met and the peace treaty maintained. So like much of Cherryh’s other work, we have incredibly in depth world-building as well as really alien aliens, made all the more alien by their similarities to humans.

I enjoyed the setting in space and the glimpse at societal differences between the humans onboard of the ship. This is my first attempt at Cherryh, and I’m on the fence as to whether or not there will be more. Bren can’t go anywhere by himself.

Foreigner universe – Wikipedia

A combination of translator, observer, and diplomat, the paidhi position is an essential link between the two cultures and the only human allowed to leave the island where humanity has settled. She began Currently resident in Spokane, Washington, C. Somewhere between stream of consciousness and tight 3rd person. Foreigner 1 – 10 of 19 books. Anyhow, hooray for challenging books! What I liked 1. Cherryh has won four Hugos and is one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed authors in the science fiction and fantasy field.

The Atevi are deeply associative beings, but lack concepts like friendship and interpersonal appreciation, instead focusing heavily on loyalty and betrayal. The remaining books focus on the interrelations among Bren Cameron, Tabini the Aijithe head of the most powerful atevi clan, keystone of the atevi western association, and thus effective supreme ruler of the atevi governmenthis atevi associates, the human enclave of Mospheira, the humans aboard Phoenixand an alien presence in the nearer stars.


The Foreigner universe is a fictional universe created by American writer C. A landing is made, and so is first contact with the alien Atevi, gold-eyed, black-skinned humanoids with a deeply strange culture.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: But the atevi had fourteen words for betrayal. They have no word for many of our abstract concepts friends etc. However, the character Bren could easily fit into the cast chrryh any soap opera that used to be on television.

Humans and atevi have been at war and resolved it by humans living secluded on an island. To demand that in order to have agency an actor must have complete knowledge basically means no one alive has agency—except, perhaps, a precious few very powerful and informed individuals. Mar 26, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: From there it takes off like a bullet and, despite Cherryh’s often long and characteristic lapses into musings by the character on life, the universe and everything, it never Cherryh is among my favorite genre authors, though some of her books have left me cold.

The atevi now have televisions and airplanes, but the space station floating above them is a concern to them. It meant a preference for salad greens or iced drinks.