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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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Foreigner is the opening volume of what has turned out to be C. The pacing varies, some times it’s brilliant, fast, exciting, while other times it can be slow and repetitive. As time passes foreivner, Bren falls in love with the old-fashion way of the Atevi, but there’s something troubling him Or can he rely on his gut reactions?

Currently nineteen novels have been published between and November 13, at 9: That helped me keep track. Cherryh’s world and I love it! Try him and see. The first two sections of Foreigner fast-forward through their journey, their arrival in the new system, the horrific challenges they face as they realize there is no way home. Really, really bored people.

Can’t say why, or I’ll spoil the series for you. Spending a good amount of time in Bren’s head and listening to him over-analyzing and going through a fofeigner for 10 times until he comes up with an awesome idea can be slightly boring. On the surface the humans encounter the atevi, a race of ebon-skinned humanoids, for whom math is as intrinsic as breathing. We should be just as hard on big-name authors when they goof-up as we are on new writers.

It is one of the most boring plot lines I have ever read.


Trivia About Foreigner Foreig Cherryh Far Beyond Reality. He carries on worrying every little thing to death without coming to a decision or resolution. But it’s here where the story break down for me. She is his political adversary, and she does not approve of humans or their technology. First the 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.

May 06, Neil rated it liked it. All of the humans live in a territory called Mospheira, while the atevi live in cities, towns and farms surrounding Mospheira.

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Other characters will be cast later. Yes, the old ladies are awesome, the Atevi female characters are even more awesome, but when it comes to the young female characters Could have been fantastic, but isn’t explored as much as I would have liked. The end result is a slow, often confusing but foreugner rewarding novel. At the same time it makes for a uniquely immersive experience.

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What I liked 1. Refresh and try again. Finally, a rebel group took the initiative and flew down to the planet, established a base, planting crops and setting up a small town of buildings. If not we will have to go our separate ways. The names got foreifner, though. I have put a hold on the next book, Invader at the library.

A loom is gathering dust and needs rethreading, a wooden ship model awaits construction, and the cats demand their own time much more urgently. Retrieved July 15, In terms of the politics and relationships of humans and Atevi I liked the book a lot and learning the differences in culture was great. Some of the crew have taken the Phoenix to explore the galaxy they found themselves in, while others land on a nearby occupied planet in the hope of finding a new home and to make first contact with the native sentient race called the Atevi.



And despite my aversion to politics in real life, I actually love reading them in books — especially between humans and interesting alien species. The Dreaming Tree is challenging.

Is it right to do so? She has also created one of my all-time favorite characters in Ilisidi, the very old and very autocratic grandmother of the current ruler of the most powerful association on the planet. Cherryh began her story, jumped through in time, began another story, then jumped through time again to start what was actually the bulk of the book. Of course I’m hooked now that the series is seventeen books long and counting. Mental processes of the two races are so different there are concepts beyond comprehension to the other.

Currently resident in Spokane, Washington, C. I was reminded a lot in this book about how foreigners feel in Asian chfrryh, where concepts that Western culture take for granted can be construed as offensive or unintelligible. It was wonderful to get a view about the first foreitner as it has been so long since I read it and Bren has grown so much in the series.

Jan 15, Jokoloyo rated it it was ok. The Foreigner series offers a broad socio-political tapestry, from the various factions on the human side to the complex structure and history of the atevi.