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Encyclopedia > C. J. Cherryh
Carolyn Janice Cherry

C. J. Cherryh at the 39th World Science Fiction Convention (Denvention Two), Denver, Colorado, 1981
Pseudonym(s): C. J. Cherryh
Born: September 1, 1942
St. Louis, Missouri
Occupation(s): Novelist, short story author, essayist, high school teacher
Genre(s): Science fiction and Fantasy

C. J. Cherryh (born September 1, 1942) is the slightly modified working name of United States science fiction and fantasy author Carolyn Janice Cherry, the sister of artist David A. Cherry. She has written more than 60 books since the mid-1970s, including the Hugo Award winning novels Cyteen and Downbelow Station, both set in her Alliance-Union universe. She has also had an asteroid, 77185 Cherryh, named after her. Referring to this honor, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory writes of Cherryh: "She has challenged us to be worthy of the stars by imagining how mankind might grow to live among them." [1] C. J. Cherryh at 39th World Science Fiction Convention (Denvention Two), Denver, Colorado, 1981 Photo Credit: Frank Olynyk Source: http://fanac. ... Worldcon, a. ... Nickname: The Mile-High City Location of Denver in Colorado Coordinates: City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area    - City 401. ... A pseudonym (Greek: false name) is a fictitious name used by an individual as an alternative to his or her legal name. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or subject matter (content). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... haha For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... haha For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... David A. Cherry is an American artist. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Downbelow Station is a science fiction novel written by C. J. Cherryh and published in 1981 by DAW Books. ... The Alliance-Union universe is a fictional universe developed by Science fiction and Fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... Asteroid, minor planet, and planetoid are synonyms, and are used to indicate a diverse group of small celestial bodies that drift in the solar system in orbit around the Sun. ... 77185 Cherryh is a main belt asteroid. ... NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in La Cañada Flintridge, near Los Angeles, California, USA, builds and operates unmanned spacecraft for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ...


Cherryh (pronounced "Cherry") appended a silent "h" to her real name because her first editor (Donald A. Wollheim) felt that "Cherry" sounded too much like a romance writer. Her initials of C.J. were used to disguise the fact that she was female (at the time almost all science fiction authors were male). Her middle name is pronounced [dʒəˈniːs], with the accent on the second syllable (and not the more common pronunciation [ˈdʒænɪs]). [2] Donald Allen Wollheim (October 1, 1914 - November 2, 1990) was a science fiction writer, editor, and publisher. ... A romance novel is a novel from the genre currently known as romance. ... This is a concise version of the International Phonetic Alphabet for English sounds. ...

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Biography

Cherryh was born in 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri and raised primarily in Lawton, Oklahoma. She began writing stories at the age of ten when she became frustrated with the cancellation of her favorite TV show, Flash Gordon. 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ... Lawton is a city located in Comanche County, Oklahoma. ... Flash Gordon is a science fiction comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond, first published on January 7, 1934. ...


In 1964 she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin from the University of Oklahoma (Phi Beta Kappa), with academic specialisations in archaeology, mythology and the history of engineering. In 1965 she received a Master of Arts degree in classics from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was a Woodrow Wilson fellow. After university, she taught Latin, classics, and ancient history in the Oklahoma City public school system. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The University of Oklahoma, often called OU or Oklahoma, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Key The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an academic honor society with the mission of fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... Bold textSUCK ON THAT MUTHA FUCKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech/discourse) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... // The word mythology (Greek: μυθολογία, from μυθος mythos, a story or legend, and λογος logos, an account or speech) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use supernatural events or characters to explain the nature of the universe and humanity. ... Engineering is the application of scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problems. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... Classics, particularly within the Western University tradition, when used as a singular noun, means the study of the language, literature, history, art, and other aspects of Greek and Roman culture during the time frame known as classical antiquity. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Independent City... The State Capitol of Oklahoma Looking at Downtown Oklahoma City The Flag of Oklahoma City Oklahoma City (sometimes abbreviated as OKC) is the capitol and largest city of the state of Oklahoma in the United States of America. ...


Cherryh did not follow the professional path typical of science fiction writers at the time, which was to first publish short stories in science fiction and fantasy magazines and then progress to novels. In fact, Cherryh did not consider writing short stories until after she had several novels published. This article is in need of attention. ... This article is about the magazine as a published medium. ...


Instead, Cherryh wrote novels in her spare time away from teaching and submitted these manuscripts directly for publication. Initially, she met with little success. In fact, she was forced to re-write several of her early works from scratch when various publishers lost her original manuscripts. (Cherryh often submitted her original and only copies to publishers during this period, lacking the money to pay for photocopying services).


Cherryh's breakthrough came in 1975 when Donald A. Wollheim purchased both manuscripts she had submitted to DAW Books, Gate of Ivrel and Brothers of Earth. The two novels were published in 1976, Gate of Ivrel preceding Brothers of Earth by several months (although she had completed and submitted Brothers of Earth first). The books won her immediate recognition and the John W. Campbell award in 1977 for Best New Writer of the Year. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Donald Allen Wollheim (October 1, 1914 - November 2, 1990) was a science fiction writer, editor, and publisher. ... Categories: Stub ... Gate of Ivrel (DAW Books, 1976), the first novel in the Morgaine Cycle The Morgaine Stories, also known as The Morgaine Cycle, are a series of science fantasy novels by science fiction and fantasy writer C. J. Cherryh, published by DAW Books. ... Brothers of Earth (1988 re-issue) Brothers of Earth is a 1976 science fiction novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The John W. Campbell Award for the Best New Writer in Science Fiction is awarded annually by the World Science Fiction Society. ...


Although not all of Cherryh's works have been published by DAW Books, during this early period she developed a strong relationship with the Wollheim family and their publishing company, frequently traveling to New York City and staying with the Wollheims in their Queens family home. Other companies that have published her novels include Baen Books, HarperCollins, Warner Books, and Random House (under its Del Rey Books imprint). Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Baen Books is an American publishing company established in 1983 by SF publishing industry long-timer Jim Baen. ... Collins was a Scottish printing company founded by a Presbyterian schoolmaster, William Collins, in Glasgow in 1819, in partnership with Charles Chalmers, the younger brother of Thomas Chalmers, minister of Tron Church, Glasgow. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Random House is a publishing division of the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann based in New York City. ... Del Rey Books is a branch of Ballantine Books, which is owned by Random House. ...


Cherryh published six additional novels in the late 1970s. In 1979, her short story "Cassandra" won the Best Short Story Hugo, and she quit teaching to write full-time. She has since won the Hugo Award for Best Novel twice, first for Downbelow Station in 1982 and then again for Cyteen in 1989. Cassandra is a science fiction short story written by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... // About this award According to Article 3. ... Winners of the Hugo Award for best novel. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In addition to developing her own fictional universes, Cherryh has contributed to several shared world anthologies, including Thieves World, Heroes in Hell, Elfquest, Witch World, Magic in Ithkar, and the Merovingen Nights series, which she edited. Her writing has encompassed a variety of science fiction and fantasy subgenres and includes a few short works of non-fiction. A fictional universe is a cohesive imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... A Shared universe is a literary technique in which several different authors share settings and characters which appear in their respective works of fiction, often referring to events taking place in the other writers stories. ... Thieves World #1 (Original Printing) Thieves World is a shared world fantasy series created by Robert Lynn Asprin in 1978. ... Heroes in Hell is a series of shared world fantasy books by Janet Morris, C. J. Cherryh, and others set in a fictional afterlife. ... Elfquest #5, 1979. ... The Witch World series by Andre Norton is a long series of fantasies laid in a parallel universe where magic works, and at the beginning at least, is the exclusive property of women. ... Merovingen Nights is a series of shared world science fiction books set in writer C. J. Cherryhs Alliance-Union universe. ...


Cherryh's books have been translated into the following languages: Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish and Swedish. She has also translated several published works of fiction into English. Hebrew redirects here. ...


A former resident of Oklahoma, Cherryh now lives near Spokane, Washington with science fiction/fantasy author and artist Jane Fancher. She enjoys traveling and regularly makes appearances at science fiction conventions. Nickname: The Lilac City Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County Spokane Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area    - City 151. ... Jane S. Fancher (1952 – ) is a science fiction and fantasy author and artist. ... Science fiction conventions are gatherings of the community of fans (called science fiction fandom) of various forms of science fiction and fantasy. ...


Writing style

Cherryh uses a writing technique she has variously labeled "very tight limited third person", "intense third person", and "intense internal" voice. In this approach, the only things the writer narrates are those that the viewpoint character specifically notices or thinks about. If a starship captain arrives at a space station, for example, the narration may not mention important features of the station with which the captain is already familiar, even though these things might be of interest to the reader, because the captain doesn't notice them or think about them due to their familiarity. This technique can offer a similar experience to that of reading the viewpoint character's mind -- sometimes at great length -- and thus it can resemble stream of consciousness narrative. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Narrator. ... In psychology and philosophy stream of consciousness, introduced by William James, is the set of constantly changing inner thoughts and sensations which an individual has while conscious, used as a synonym for stream of thought. ...


Genre

Because of Cherryh's varied and prolific output, it is impossible to classify her writing as part of any single subgenre of science fiction and fantasy. She considers the two to be part of a unified whole, and opposes attempts to segregate writers and fans by increasingly specific subgenre definitions. Regarding this issue, she has written, "[I] don't like this specialization in which one side sniffs at the other as if they were some other species. No, no, no. We started out one creature. I don't care if 'they' have spots. We're still the same breed of cat."[1]


Nevertheless, she is often cited as an exemplar of various science fiction and fantasy subgenres, including the following:

Cherryh's fantasy corpus is particularly difficult to categorize. Certain works are unmistakably High Fantasy, such as the Ealdwood and Fortress series. In addition, Cherryh was extended membership in the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA) for her contributions to the Heroic Fantasy subgenre. Other works, however, feature a skepticism towards, or even a total absence of magic more consistent with the Low Fantasy subgenre, such as The Paladin. In fact, her "Russian" series, which is perhaps best described as Historical Fantasy, can be read as a cautionary tale regarding the dangers of magical power. Space opera is a subgenre of speculative fiction or science fiction that emphasizes romantic adventure, exotic settings, and larger than life characters. ... Hard science fiction, or hard SF, is a subgenre of science fiction characterized by an interest in scientific detail or accuracy, being the opposite of soft science fiction. ... Military science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction where interstellar or interplanetary conflict and its armed solution (war) make up the main or partial backdrop of the story. ... The Faded Sun trilogy is a set of science fiction novels set in the Alliance-Union universe of C.J. Cherryh. ... For the magazine of the same name see Science Fantasy (magazine) Science fantasy is the merging of science fiction and fantasy, two popular genres of writing. ... Gate of Ivrel (DAW Books, 1976), the first novel in the Morgaine Cycle The Morgaine Stories, also known as The Morgaine Cycle, are a series of science fantasy novels by science fiction and fantasy writer C. J. Cherryh, published by DAW Books. ... Bangsian fantasy is the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife. ... Heroes in Hell is a series of shared world fantasy books by Janet Morris, C. J. Cherryh, and others set in a fictional afterlife. ... High fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy fiction that is set in invented or parallel worlds. ... The Dreaming Tree (1997) collects and updates previous Ealdwood stories. ... Fortress of Dragons (HarperCollins/EOS, 2000), the most recent novel in the Fortress Series The Fortress Series is a series of fantasy novels by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh, published by HarperCollins. ... The Swordsmen and Sorcerers Guild of America (SAGA) is the name of a literary group of American fantasy authors active from the 1960s through the 1980s, noted for their contributions to the fantasy subgenre of heroic fantasy or Sword and Sorcery. ... Heroic fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy literature which chronicles the tales of heros and their conquests in imaginary lands. ... Magic/magick and sorcery are the influencing of events, objects, people and physical phenomena by mystical or paranormal means. ... Low fantasy is a term not devised to describe a specific subgenre but to contrast specific works with high fantasy. ... The Paladin (Baen Books, 2002 re-issue) The Paladin is a 1988 fantasy novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... Historical fantasy (sometimes referred to as fantahistorical), is a subgenre of fantasy, related to historical fiction. ...


Her 1996 book Lois & Clark: A Superman Novel, was a tie-in to the Lois & Clark television series and serves as an example of the Superhero Fantasy subgenre, incorporating additional elements from Romantic Fantasy. Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was a live-action television series based on the Superman comic books. ... A superhero is a fictional character who is noted for feats of courage and nobility and who usually has a colorful name and costume and abilities beyond those of normal human beings. ... Romantic fantasy can be considered a sub-genre of fantasy or of romance. ...


Cherryh has penned Sunfall, a collection of short stories in the Dying Earth subgenre, and her Merovingen Nights shared world series borrows heavily from the historic style of Sword and Planet fiction. Her 1981 book Wave Without a Shore is a Soft Science Fiction novel more concerned with philosophy than technology. Forge of Heaven (2004) adapts many of the tropes of postcyberpunk science fiction. Finally, Cherryh occasionally incorporates elements from Horror Fiction in her work, such as the novel Voyager in Night, the Finisterre books, and her "Russian" trilogy. (DAW Books, 2004); Cover art by Michael Whelan The Collected Short Fiction of C. J. Cherryh is a collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories, novelettes and novella written by the United States author C. J. Cherryh between 1977 and 2004. ... The Dying Earth subgenre is a sub-category of science fantasy which takes place at the end of Time, when the Sun slowly fades and the laws of the Universe themselves fail, with the science becoming indistinguishable from magic. ... A Shared universe is a literary technique in which several different authors share settings and characters which appear in their respective works of fiction, often referring to events taking place in the other writers stories. ... Sword and Planet is a subgenre of speculative fiction that features rousing adventure stories set on other planets, and usually featuring Earthmen as protagonists. ... Alternate Realities is an omnibus collection from 2000 of three short science fiction novels by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... Soft science fiction or soft SF is science fiction whose plots and themes tend to focus on human characters and their relations and feelings, while de-emphasizing the details of technological hardware and physical laws. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... It has been suggested that Techie be merged into this article or section. ... The Gene Wars universe is a fictional universe developed by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the reader. ... Alternate Realities (DAW Books, 2000). ... The Finisterre universe is a fictional universe created by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ...


World building

Cherryh's works depict fictional worlds with great realism supported by her strong background in linguistics, history, archaeology, and psychology. In her introduction to Cherryh's first book, Andre Norton compared the work to Tolkien's: "Never since reading The Lord of the Rings have I been so caught up in any tale as I have been in Gate of Ivrel." Another reviewer commented, "Her blend of science and folklore gives the novels an intellectual depth comparable to Tolkien or Gene Wolfe"[2]. Cherryh creates believable alien cultures, species, and perspectives, causing the reader to reconsider basic assumptions about human nature. Her worlds have been praised as complex and realistic because she presents them through implication rather than explication. A fictional universe is a cohesive imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. ... For other senses of this word, see history (disambiguation). ... Bold textSUCK ON THAT MUTHA FUCKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech/discourse) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Psychology is an academic and applied field involving the study of the human mind, brain, and behavior. ... Science fiction and fantasy author Andre Alice Norton (February 17, 1912 – March 17, 2005) was born Alice Mary Norton in Cleveland, Ohio. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916, wearing his British Army uniform in a photograph from the middle years of WW1. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Gate of Ivrel (DAW Books, 1976), the first novel in the Morgaine Cycle The Morgaine Stories, also known as The Morgaine Cycle, are a series of science fantasy novels by science fiction and fantasy writer C. J. Cherryh, published by DAW Books. ... John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. ... Gene Wolfe (born May 7, 1931) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. ... The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, currently used by the SETI project in the search for extraterrestrial life Extraterrestrial life is life that may exist and originate outside the planet Earth, the only place in the universe currently known to support life. ... Human nature is the fundamental nature and substance of humans, as well as the range of human behavior that is believed to be invariant over long periods of time and across very different cultural contexts. ...


Cherryh has described the process she uses to create alien societies for her fiction as being akin to asking a series of questions, and letting the answers to these questions dictate various parameters of the alien culture. In her view, "culture is how biology responds [to its environment] and makes its living conditions better." The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... Biology (from Greek βίος λόγος, see below) is the branch of science dealing with the study of life. ...


Some of the issues she considers critical to consider in detailing an intelligent alien race include:[3]

  • The physical environment in which the species lives
  • The location and nature of the race's dwellings, including the spatial relationships between those dwellings
  • The species' diet, method(s) of obtaining and consuming food, and cultural practices regarding the preparation of meals and eating (if any)
  • Processes which the aliens use to share knowledge
  • Customs and ideas regarding death, dying, the treatment of the race's dead, and the afterlife (if any)
  • Metaphysical issues related to self-definition and the aliens' concept of the universe they inhabit

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Major themes

Gender

The sociology of gender is an important theme in Cherryh's writing, but perhaps more subtly so than in that of some other female authors such as Marion Zimmer Bradley or Jean M. Auel. For example, over the course of her first series (the Morgaine cycle), a subordinate warrior, Nhi Vayne, gradually achieves equal status and responsibility with his liege lady Morgaine Angharan. In her most overtly feminist series, the Chanur novels, Cherryh addresses gender equality in two subplots: first, a male human, Tully, struggles to achieve respect within the strongly matriarchal hani society, a society in which men are assumed to be irrational and violent; and second, a male hani, Khym Mahn, inspires men's liberation when he becomes the first male starship crew member of his species. Cherryh continues this theme through the last novel in the series, in which a young male hani follows Mahn's example rather than taking his chances fighting other males in the "outback". Sociology of gender is a prominent subfield of sociology. ... Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was a prolific author of largely feminist fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and was a steadfast encourager of equality (and quality) in writing. ... Jean Marie Auel (born February 18, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American writer. ... The series of five science fiction novels (forming three separate stories) by C. J. Cherryh. ...


Cherryh's characters reveal both strengths and weaknesses regardless of their gender, although her female protagonists are portrayed as especially capable and determined. The stereotypical classic science fiction female (hand-wringing, scantily-clad, passive) is certainly nowhere to be found. Examples of strong-willed, competent leading females in her work include: Morgaine, Pyanfar Chanur, Raen a Sul Meth-maren (Serpent's Reach), Bet Yeager (Rimrunners), Arianne Emory I and II (Cyteen), Signy Mallory (Downbelow Station) and many others. Serpents Reach (1985 re-issue). ... Rimrunners is a science fiction novel written by C. J. Cherryh and set in her Alliance-Union universe, in which humanity has split into three major power blocs: Union, the Merchanters Alliance and Earth. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Downbelow Station is a science fiction novel written by C. J. Cherryh and published in 1981 by DAW Books. ...


On the other hand, it is difficult to find an indecisive protagonist anywhere in her fiction, regardless of gender. Exceptions such as Sandor "Sandy" Kreja in Merchanter's Luck and Nhi Vanye kri Chya in Gate of Ivrel are often men torn between two strong desires or commitments central to the plot. Cherryh's creations typically have a strong sense of their priorities and the trade-offs they are willing to make to achieve their goals. Even when they have conflicting loyalties, her characters don't behave randomly or inexplicably, but for reasons well-rooted in their personality, biology, and culture. Merchanters Luck is a science-fiction novel written by C.J. Cherryh. ... Gate of Ivrel (DAW Books, 1976), the first novel in the Morgaine Cycle The Morgaine Stories, also known as The Morgaine Cycle, are a series of science fantasy novels by science fiction and fantasy writer C. J. Cherryh, published by DAW Books. ...


The Outsider and adaptation to the Other

Cherryh incorporates another recurring theme in many of her novels: that of the outsider finding his place. The outsider may be human or alien, male or female, the protagonist or a supporting character. He may be different from everyone else for cultural, biological, psychological or even magical reasons. In Cherryh's writing, whether the outsider's struggle to achieve a sense of belonging forms the main plot or a side-plot, the moment in which the puzzle pieces click into place for that character often generates a powerful dramatic effect. The primary character Tristen in the Fortress fantasy series is one such example. Look up outsider in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


More broadly, how individuals interact with the The Other is a central question in Cherryh's fiction. Sometimes she frames this question in terms of human-human relationships, sometimes in human-alien interactions, and in others among multiple groups of aliens and humans. Cherryh's most in-depth exploration of this theme is perhaps found in the Foreigner series of novels, in which the main character Bren Cameron plays the role of translator between several alien and human societies. The Other or constitutive other is a key concept in continental philosophy, opposed to the Same. ...


Specifically when handling human-alien encounters with the Other, Cherryh frequently employs the device of a human protagonist required by circumstances to adapt himself to alien cultures, viewpoints or behavioral norms. Bren Cameron is again a good example here, and others include Kurt Morgan (Brothers of Earth), Sten Duncan (the Faded Sun trilogy), Raen a Sul Meth-Maren, Tully (The Chanur novels), and Thorn (Cuckoo's Egg). Cherryh generates dramatic tension in such cases by presenting the protagonist's success or failure to adapt to alien society as having enormous consequences, often the potential for interstellar war. Cuckoos Egg (DAW Books). ...


In other books, Cherryh requires a group of humans or even an entire human culture to adapt themselves to the realities of alien society. Factions that work in favor of such adaptations are presented sympathetically; those who oppose accommodation and engagement are presented as antagonists. Examples of this device in Cherryh's fiction include Serpent's Reach, Hunter of Worlds, Forty Thousand in Gehenna, and the Gene Wars books. The novel Wave Without a Shore and the Merovingen Nights series go even further to describe special cases in which a human sub-culture has actually denied certain alien realities, failed to adapt to these truths, and suffered negative consequences. Hunter of Worlds (Science Fiction Book Club hardcover edition) Hunter of Worlds is a 1977 science fiction novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... Forty Thousand in Gehenna, alternately 40,000 in Gehenna, is a 1983 novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... The Gene Wars universe is a fictional universe developed by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ...


Politics and philosophy

Given Cherryh's unflinching support for characters who attempt to constructively engage other socities and cultures, her writing can be characterized as strongly anti-isolationist. The realities she tends to construct in international relations (whether those "nations" are human or alien) are probably most consistent with neorealist thinking, although the prevalence of important non-state actors and low politics in her work suggests at least some postpositivist influence (in the international relations sense, not the philosophical sense). Isolationism is a diplomatic policy whereby a nation seeks to avoid alliances with other nations. ... International relations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs of and relations among states within the international system, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs). ... Neorealism is a cultural movement in cinema that, following the realism in literature, brings elements of true life in the stories it describes, in contrast with a tendency to depict a world mainly existing in imagination only. ... Non-state actors, in international relations, are actors on the international level which are not states. ... Critical international relations theory is a set of schools of thought in international relations that have criticized the status-quo – both from positivist positions as well as postpositivist positions. ...


The alien "Compact" of the Chanur novels, for example, provides a self-contained mini-universe for her to explore such issues, especially the balance of power within a decentralized and anarchic international structure. The formation, maintenance and disruption of the balance of power is a key theme in much of Cherryh's fiction, especially whether it is possible to achieve an equilibrium that enables peaceful relations when the potential for violence is always present. Indeed, the entire history of the central conflict in her Alliance-Union universe can be described as a very long-term process of working to attain such an equilibrium. Other works that explore this theme include the Foreigner novels, the Gene Wars books, the Fortress series, and Legions of Hell. The series of five science fiction novels (forming three separate stories) by C. J. Cherryh. ... Balance of power in international relations is a central concept in realist theory. ... Decentralisation (or decentralization) is any of various means of more widely distributing decision-making to bring it closer to the point of service or action. ... Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority. ...


More broadly, Cherryh's writing is suffused with politics at all levels, from the highest realms of government to the bickering of crewmates on a starship. In terms of political authority, she tends to portray traditional authority (e.g. King Cefwyn of the Fortress series) and charismatic authority (e.g. Morgaine) in a more positive light than rational-legal authority. Arianne Emory (Cyteen) is a notable exception as she is primarily a rational-legal leader, but democratic institutions are relatively uncommon in Cherryh's fiction. Politics is a process by which decisions are made within groups. ... In politics, authority (Latin auctoritas, used in Roman law as opposed to potestas and imperium) is often used interchangeably with the term power. However, their meanings differ. ... Traditional authority (also known as traditional domination) is a form of leadership in which the authority of an organization or a ruling regime is largely tied to the tradition. ... Jesus is considered by historians such as Weber to be an example of a charismatic religious leader; The sociologist Max Weber defined charismatic authority as resting on devotion to the exceptional sanctity, heroism or exemplary character of an individual person, and of the normative patterns or order revealed or ordained... Rational-legal authority (also known as rational authority, legal authority, rational domination, legal domination) is a form of leadership in which the authority of an organization or a ruling regime is largely tied to legal rationality, legal legitimacy and bureaucracy. ... Democracy is a form of government under which the power to alter the laws and structures of government lies, ultimately, with the citizenry. ...


In addition, because Cherryh's protagonists are usually comfortable within established hierarchies of social class, and in fact often act forcefully to preserve such systems, the politics described in her writing are perhaps less egalitarian and more conservative (in the classic sense) than many science fiction authors. Social class refers to the hierarchical distinctions between individuals or groups in societies or cultures. ... Egalitarianism is the moral doctrine that equality ought to prevail among some group along some dimension. ... This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ...


Cherryh's heroes and heroines therefore often appear to serve functionalist agendas, in that they attempt to uphold existing social institutions and norms in the service of the greater good. In contrast, Cherryh's villans often personify social conflict theory in that they attempt to exploit, subvert or radically alter the predominant social order for selfish gain. Downbelow Station offers a clear example of this dichotomy, where administrator Damon Konstantin represents stability, tradition and the collective good, whereas his arch-nemesis Jon Lukas attempts a revolutionary power-grab that puts the entire station at risk. The article is about functionalism in sociology; for other uses, see functionalism. ... In sociology and biology, conflict theory states that the society or organization functions so that each individual participant and its groups struggle to maximize their benefits, which inevitably contributes to social change such as changes in politics and revolutions. ... Social order is a concept used in sociology, history and other social sciences. ... It has been suggested that Revolutionary be merged into this article or section. ...


The implied preference for maintaining the political status quo in her work has its limits, however, particularly if the established order has become corrupt or self-serving, or if it is failing to effectively deal with external challenges or internal threats. When the legitimacy of the existing order is compromised in such circumstances, Cherryh's favored political solution is to employ a charismatic leader who arises and either restores the traditional order or establishes new norms of governance. An example of the former type of character is that of Master Saukendar in the world of The Paladin as he restores the integrity of the Imperial dynasty, whereas Signy Mallory takes the latter route when she breaks from existing military order and helps form the new Alliance government in Downbelow Station. Legitimacy in political science, is the popular acceptance of a governing regime or law as an authority. ...


Additionally, it would be a mistake to equate the preferred political solutions Cherryh describes in her novels with various aspects of contemporary American conservatism, such as its isolationist tendencies and especially its religious fundamentalism. For example, Cherryh rarely portrays religious characters sympathetically in her fiction, especially when their dogmas conflict with observed reality or drive them to oppose pragmatic approaches to problem-solving. American conservatism is a political mindset within the United States that incorporates many different ideologies under the blanket heading of conservative. ... In comparative religion, fundamentalism has come to refer to several different understandings of religious thought and practice, through literal interpretation of religious texts such as the Bible or the Quran and sometimes also anti-modernist movements in various religions. ... This article is on dogma in religion. ... Look up pragmatism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


When combined with the disdain for superstition frequently expressed by her protagonists and an evident mistrust of magical power (even in many of her works of fantasy), Cherryh's fiction can therefore be said to endorse at least a moderately empiricist philosophy and a rationalist world view. Indeed, her 1981 novel Wave Without a Shore can be read as an explicit rejection of philosophical idealism. It has been suggested that Magical thinking be merged into this article or section. ... Empiricism is generally regarded as being at the heart of the modern scientific method, that our theories should be based on our observations of the world rather than on intuition or faith; that is, empirical research and a posteriori inductive reasoning rather than purely deductive logic. ... This article is not about continental rationalism. ... A world view, (or worldview) is a term calqued from the German word Weltanschauung (pronounced //) meaning a look onto the world. It implies a concept fundamental to German philosophy and epistemology and refers to a wide world perception. ... Idealism is an approach to philosophical enquiry which asserts that everything that we experience is of a mental nature. ...


Military themes

A number of Cherryh's novels focus on military protagonists and themes. The story of the Mri Wars, for example, as described in the Faded Sun trilogy, is told primarily from the point of view of Sten Duncan, a special forces soldier in the Alliance military. In addition, the Faded Sun novels highlight the warrior caste of the Mri race, detailing their weapons, military training methods and describing the Mri sense of military honor. Special forces or (sometimes colloquially and incorrectly) special operations forces (general term) are military units formed and trained to conduct missions of unconventional warfare, counter-terrorism, reconnaissance, direct action, and foreign internal defense. ... A soldier is a person who serves in an armed force for pay. ... A warrior is a person habitually engaged in war and/or skilled in the waging of war. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A weapon is a tool used to kill or incapacitate a person or animal, or destroy a military target. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Honor (or honor) comprises the reputation, self-perception or moral identity of an individual or of a group. ...


Other aliens of Cherryh's creation also feature special military orders or guilds, such as the Shonunin race's guild of "Hatani" warrior-philosopher-judges in Cuckoo's Egg. The professional Assassin's Guild of the Atevi species from the Foreigner books is also a quasi-military order, charged with gathering military intelligence and managing security in addition to their direct combat responsibilities. Military intelligence (abbreviated MI, int. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In fact, the Atevi's code of loyalty to their superiors (military and otherwise) is more than simply professional; Cherryh makes it an integral aspect of their biology itself. The Atevi concept of loyalty is so ingrained that the race's language offers 14 different words for "betrayal." In direct contrast, members of the Kif race in the Chanur novels switch allegiances frequently and fluidly, often gaining in rank and power through disloyal behavior, although given the absence of the very concept of loyalty to a kif, it might be more fair to say a-loyal behavior. Loyalty is faithfulness or devotion to a person or cause. ... Betrayal, as a form of deception, is the violation of a social contract (trust, confidence) that produces moral and psychological conflict within a relationship between individuals, organizations, or individuals and organizations. ...


Military honor and fidelity are also central themes in Cherryh's Company Wars stories. The novels Heavy Time and Hellburner concern such issues as interservice rivalry, civilian support of the armed forces, and the bonding that occurs among soldiers in the same military unit. In Downbelow Station, the author further explores the issue of loyalty within the armed forces by portraying combatants from opposing sides of a war who must reconcile the conflicting dictates of their missions with their sense of honor, even to the point of contemplating treason. Interservice rivalry is a military term referring to rivalries that can arise between different branches of a countrys armed forces, such as between a nations land forces (army) and naval forces. ... A civilian is a person who is not a member of a military. ... A military unit is an organisation within an armed force. ... The armed forces of a state are its government sponsored defense and fighting forces and organizations. ... For other uses, see Treason (disambiguation). ...


Additional Cherryh books that feature soldiers as protagonists include Brothers of Earth (Kurt Morgan), The Paladin (Master Saukendar) and Rimrunners (Bet Yeager). Other Cherryh characters have names derived from those of military firearms: Bren, Sten, and Mondragon, for example, are all names of infantry weapons from the past 120 years. The Bren (from Brno, the Czechoslovakian town of design, and Enfield, the British manufacturer), usually called the Bren Gun, was a series of machine guns adopted by Britain in the 1930s and used in various roles into the 1980s. ... The Sten (or Sten gun) was a family of British, 9 mm submachine guns used extensively by the British Empire and Commonwealth forces throughout World War II and the Korean War. ... Infantry of the Royal Irish Rifles during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. Infantry are soldiers who fight primarily on foot with small arms in organized military units, though they may be transported to the battlefield by horses, ships, automobiles, skis, or other means. ...


Even when the lead character is not a soldier, Cherryh often uses warfare as an important plot element in her fiction. Graphic combat scenes occur in many of her novels, such as Forty Thousand in Gehenna, Legions of Hell, the Morgaine cycle, and Serpent's Reach. For other uses of War, see War (disambiguation). ...


In numerous works (such as Finity's End, Explorer and Destroyer), Cherryh delves into relationship dynamics within the chain of command between officers and regular crew. Other Cherryh books consider additional military topics: forced conscription (Merchanter's Luck); biological warfare (the Gene Wars novels); military hegemony (Hunter of Worlds); and medieval warfare (the Fortress series). Finitys End is a science fiction novel written by the United States science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... This article deals with the military concept. ... An officer is a member of a military service who holds a position of responsibility. ... Crewman is a generic term for a crew member of an aircraft, naval vessel, military unit, or team of professionals attempting to accomplish a goal. ... Merchanters Luck is a science-fiction novel written by C.J. Cherryh. ... Biological warfare, also known as germ warfare, is the use of any organism (bacteria, virus or other disease-causing organism) or toxin found in nature, as a weapon of war. ... Hegemony (pronounced or ) (greek:ηγεμονία) is the dominance of one group over other groups, with or without the threat of force, to the extent that, for instance, the dominant party can dictate the terms of trade to its advantage; more broadly, cultural perspectives become skewed to favor the dominant group. ... Medieval warfare is the warfare of the European Middle Ages. ...


Works

For a complete bibliography of C. J. Cherryh's works, please see C. J. Cherryh bibliography.

C. J. Cherryh's career began with publication of her first books in 1976, Gate of Ivrel and Brothers of Earth. She has been prolific since that time, publishing over 60 novels, short-story compilations, with continuing production as her blog attests [4]. Ms. Cherryh has received the Hugo and Locus Awards for some of her novels. C. J. Cherryhs career began with publication of her first books in 1976, Gate of Ivrel and Brothers of Earth. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Her novels are divided into various spheres, focusing mostly around the Alliance-Union universe, The Chanur Novels, the Foreigner Universe, and her fantasy novels. The Alliance-Union universe is a fictional universe developed by Science fiction and Fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... The series of five science fiction novels (forming three separate stories) by C. J. Cherryh. ... Foreigner (10th Anniversary Edition) DAW Books, 2004) The Foreigner universe is a fictional universe developed by Science fiction and Fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ...

The Cherryh Odyssey (Borgo Press, 2004); Cover art by David A. Cherry
The Cherryh Odyssey (Borgo Press, 2004); Cover art by David A. Cherry

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Scholarship on Cherryh

  • The Cherryh Odyssey (2004, ISBN 0-8095-1070-7; ISBN 0-8095-1071-5), edited by Edward Carmien, compiles a dozen essays by academic and professional voices discussing the literary life and career of Cherryh. A bibliography is included.
  • The Jack Williamson Science Fiction Library at Eastern New Mexico University contains a collection of Cherryh's manuscripts and notes for scholarly research.[5]
  • Military Command in Women's Science Fiction: C.J. Cherryh's Signy Mallory (2000) by Camille Bacon-Smith. Part 1:[6] , Part 2:[7]

Eastern New Mexico University, (abbreviated ENMU), frequently called Eastern, is a state university in Portales, New Mexico, USA. It is the youngest state university in New Mexico. ...

Awards and honors

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The John W. Campbell Award for the Best New Writer in Science Fiction is awarded annually by the World Science Fiction Society. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... // About this award According to Article 3. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Cassandra is a science fiction short story written by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... Winners of the Hugo Award for best novel. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Downbelow Station is a science fiction novel written by C. J. Cherryh and published in 1981 by DAW Books. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Locus Awards are presented to winners of Locus Magazines annual readers poll, which was established in the early 70s specifically to provide recommendations and suggestions to Hugo Awards voters. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The New England Science Fiction Association, NESFA, is a science fiction club, founded in 1967. ... The Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction (the Skylark) is presented annually by NESFA to some person, who, in the opinion of the membership, has contributed significantly to science fiction, both through work in the field and by exemplifying the personal qualities which made the late Doc Smith... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Asteroid, minor planet, and planetoid are synonyms, and are used to indicate a diverse group of small celestial bodies that drift in the solar system in orbit around the Sun. ... 77185 Cherryh is a main belt asteroid. ...

Organizations

The Swordsmen and Sorcerers Guild of America (SAGA) is the name of a literary group of American fantasy authors active from the 1960s through the 1980s, noted for their contributions to the fantasy subgenre of heroic fantasy or Sword and Sorcery. ... Gate of Ivrel (DAW Books, 1976), the first novel in the Morgaine Cycle The Morgaine Stories, also known as The Morgaine Cycle, are a series of science fantasy novels by science fiction and fantasy writer C. J. Cherryh, published by DAW Books. ... National Space Society logo The National Space Society (NSS) is an international nonprofit 501(c)(3), educational, and scientific organization specializing in space advocacy. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ JPL Small-Body Database Browser Asteroid 77185 Cherryh.
  2. ^ rec.arts.sf.written FAQ. Pronunciation of Cherryh.

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Tripoint is a science fiction novel written by the United States science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh, and was first published by Warner Books in September 1994. ... Foreigner (10th Anniversary Edition) DAW Books, 2004; Cover art by Michael Whelan as per original 1994 edition. ... The Finisterre universe is a fictional universe created by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... The Finisterre universe is a fictional universe created by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... Foreigner (10th Anniversary Edition) DAW Books, 2004; Cover art by Michael Whelan as per original 1994 edition. ... Finitys End is a science fiction novel written by the United States science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... Foreigner (10th Anniversary Edition) DAW Books, 2004; Cover art by Michael Whelan as per original 1994 edition. ... Foreigner (10th Anniversary Edition) DAW Books, 2004; Cover art by Michael Whelan as per original 1994 edition. ... The Gene Wars universe is a fictional universe developed by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... Foreigner (10th Anniversary Edition) DAW Books, 2004; Cover art by Michael Whelan as per original 1994 edition. ... The Gene Wars universe is a fictional universe developed by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... Foreigner (10th Anniversary Edition) DAW Books, 2004; Cover art by Michael Whelan as per original 1994 edition. ... Foreigner (10th Anniversary Edition) DAW Books, 2004; Cover art by Michael Whelan as per original 1994 edition. ...


Fantasy Novels:  The Dreamstone (1983) • The Tree of Swords and Jewels (1983) • The Gates of Hell (1986) • Kings in Hell (1987) • Legions of Hell (1987) • The Paladin (1988) • Rusalka (1989) • Chernevog (1990) • Yvgenie (1991) • The Goblin Mirror (1992) • Faery in Shadow (1993) • Fortress in the Eye of Time (1995) • Lois & Clark: A Superman Novel (1996) • Fortress of Eagles (1998) • Fortress of Owls (1999) • Fortress of Dragons (2000) The Ealdwood Stories, also known as the Arafel Stories, are a collection of fantasy works by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... The Ealdwood Stories, also known as the Arafel Stories, are a collection of fantasy works by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... Heroes in Hell (1986), the first book in the series Heroes in Hell is a series of shared world fantasy books by Janet Morris, C. J. Cherryh, and others set in a fictional afterlife. ... Heroes in Hell (1986), the first book in the series Heroes in Hell is a series of shared world fantasy books by Janet Morris, C. J. Cherryh, and others set in a fictional afterlife. ... Heroes in Hell (1986), the first book in the series Heroes in Hell is a series of shared world fantasy books by Janet Morris, C. J. Cherryh, and others set in a fictional afterlife. ... The Paladin (Baen Books, 2002 re-issue) The Paladin is a 1988 fantasy novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... Rusalka is a 1989 book by C. J. Cherryh. ... Chernevog is a 1990 book by C. J. Cherryh. ... Yvgenie is a 1991 book by C. J. Cherryh. ... The Goblin Mirror is a 1992 novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... Faery in Shadow is a fantasy novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. ... Fortress of Dragons (HarperCollins/EOS, 2000), the most recent novel in the Fortress Series The Fortress Series is a series of fantasy novels by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh, published by HarperCollins. ... Fortress of Dragons (HarperCollins/EOS, 2000), the most recent novel in the Fortress Series The Fortress Series is a series of fantasy novels by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh, published by HarperCollins. ... Fortress of Dragons (HarperCollins/EOS, 2000), the most recent novel in the Fortress Series The Fortress Series is a series of fantasy novels by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh, published by HarperCollins. ... Fortress of Dragons (HarperCollins/EOS, 2000), the most recent novel in the Fortress Series The Fortress Series is a series of fantasy novels by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh, published by HarperCollins. ...


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