3 short novels of future war - The Scapegoat by Cherryh, Seasons by Haldeman, and Cordon Sanitaire by Zahn.
WELCOME TO MEROVINGEN NIGHTS! With ANGEL WITH THE SWORD, you are taking your first journey to a brand-new shared world universe. In future volumes of this action, intrigue-and-adventure-packed series, MEROVINGEN NIGHTS, C.J. will be joined by such top authors as Anne McCaffrey, Robert Asprin, Lynn Abbey, and many others, whose characters, especially created for this series, will roam the dark waterways and prowl the high bridges, forming unexpected alliances, fighting battles for survival and mastery, and pitting their cunning and quickness against one another and against the many perils of this most dangerous and intricate of cities, Merovingen. So welcome now to ANGEL WITH THE SWORD, and watch for MEROVINGEN NIGHTS, coming this spring.
The twelfth book in Hugo Award winner C. J. Cherryh's epic Foreigner series. In the wake of civil war, Bren Cameron, the brilliant human diplomat of the alien atevi civilization, has left the capital and sought refuge at his country estate, Najida. But now he is trapped inside Najida--which has been surrounded by enemies- with the powerful grandmother of his ally, Tabiniaiji, atevi leader of the Western Association. Ilisidi, the aiji-dowager, is not inclined to be passive and sends Bren into enemy territory, to the palace of the leader of the rebels. Bren's mission is to negotiate with Machigi--a young atevi lord who has never actually seen a human-and somehow persuade him to cease his hostile actions against the west. Is Bren a shrewd enough negotiator to stay alive, and not alienate Ilisidi or Tabini, while also representing the interests of their enemy?
Sword-and-sorcery meets hard sci-fi in C. J. Cherryh's epic story of a woman's mission across time and space to preserve the integrity of the universe.
A novel of the evils and virtues of power, of spirituality and purpose, of prejudice and of love in many forms...
In this intrigue-and adventure-packed work, Cherryh takes readers back to Compact space, home territory of the advanced catlike race the hani, presenting the story of the next generation of hani and specifically of Hilfy, the new captain of the spaceship "Chanur's Legacy".
Eveshka had dwelt in peace for 3 years with her husband Pyetr and a young wizard Sasha, but she felt drawn to go north, toward the forest above Kiev, to a rendezvous she dared not tell her husband about.
First in a brand-new Foreigner trilogy from Hugo Award winning author C. J. Cherryh. Cajeiri is the young son of the powerful leader of the Western Association--and he has become a target for forces bent on destroying his father's rule. For Cajeiri is the first ateva youth to have lived in a human environment. And after hundreds of years of fragile atevi-human coexistence, he may very well be the first of his people to ever truly understand the so similar-yet so dangerously different-aliens who share his home planet and threaten the hidebound customs of his race.
Human child raised by aliens to prevent war in future.
For fifty years, Dr. Ariane Emory has dominated politics on Cyteen Station because she controls Reseune. Then she is assassinated. Ariane Emory is dead. But not for long.
Little Ari Emory knows her life is unusual. She knows people around her disappear. But she doesn't know why. Ariane Amory is alive. Perhaps. Who is Ariane?
Fifteen-year-old Ari Emory must grab and wield vast political power. She must prove her existence and identity to the world. Ariane Emory has returned. Beware.
"One of the best long-running SF series in existence" (Publishers Weekly) continues with the second novel in a brand-new Foreigner sequence. The civil war among the alien Atevi has ended. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri, his son and heir, has returned to the Bujavid, his seat of power. But factions that remain loyal to the opposition are still present, and the danger these rebels pose is far from over.
It has been over two centuries since the starship Phoenix disappeared into space, leaving an isolated colony of humans to fend for themselves on the world of the alien atevi. Two centuries during which humanity fought a devastating war with these volatile aliens, nearly facing planetary extinction before devising an interface which allowed these two so-different sentient races to coexist in peace. Since that time, humans have lived in exile on the island of Mospheira, using a single diplomat, the paidhi, to trade bits of advanced technology for the continued peace and safety of their people. But the unexpected return of the Phoenix has shattered forever the fragile, carefully maintained political balance of these two nearly incompatible races. For the captains of the Phoenix offer the atevi something the Mospheiran humans never could--access to the stars. But the captains of the Phoenix do not offer this incalculable treasure for free. In return they ask for Atevi manpower and supplies to rebuild their long-derelict space station and refuel and rearm their aging starship. Guided by technological designs provided by Phoenix's Pilots' Guild, the Atevi now have three functioning space shuttles, and teams of atevi engineers labor in orbit to renovate the space station and build a new starship-one designed to Atevi specifications. But these monumental advances have not come easily to the tradition-bound atevi, for they not only add a dangerously powerful third party to an already fragile diplomatic situation, but rouse pro- and anti-space factions in atevi society to near-incendiary levels. To help negotiate these treacherous diplomatic waters, Tabini-aiji, the powerful head of the atevi' s Western Association, has sent the only human he fully trusts into space: his own paidhi, Bren Cameron. A brilliant and wily negotiator, Cameron has severed his alliance with Mospheira, the land of his birth, and now exclusively represents Tabini's interests in space. Far surpassing the accomplishments of his predecessors, Bren is the first human who has been truly accepted into atevi society. Privy to the most intimate decisions of Tabini's household, Bren is acutely aware of how dangerous, yet how easy it is for a human to assume familiar emotions and drives where only alien motivations exist. Bren, now residing on the station, is empowered to use any means at his disposal to achieve the aiji's aim--the representation of atevi interests-but his job is not easy. For Cameron cannot be completely sure that either human faction is telling him the truth. And the threat of possible invasion by the hostile aliens who destroyed Phoenix's station in a far-off sector of space hangs over them all. But when, with his dying breath, one of the senior captains of the Phoenix admits to treachery against his own crew, it threatens to rip apart every enterprise in space. For when Phoenix fled that alien attack, the crew had been told that there were no human survivors-that they left a deserted and ruined station behind. But that was not true. The station was only partly destroyed, and there were survivors-friends and family of the Phoenix's crew-who may or may not still be alive. How can Bren hope to mediate on the aiji's behalf on a station overcome by a mutinous rebellion which threatens to take the Phoenix and all its crew on a mission back into hostile alien territory?
The odyssey continues--the epic tale of the survivors of a spacecraft that crash-landed on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient alien race. Now in the aftermath of a civil war, the world of the atevi is still perilously unstable. As atevi and humans seek to coexist in peace, the fragility of the situation worsens as the world of the atevi is further fragmented into different camps.
This is the seventh book in the foreigner universe. The ship comes home to find the atevi world in a shambles.
A powerful, complex and enthralling novel of interstellar conflict and ambitions, Downbelow Station teems with vivid characters, both human and non-human, whose futures hinge on the outcome of the titanic struggle to control a key strategic point in the Earth's defense against rebellion.
This is the story of the last defense of Faery against encroaching iron sword of the Era of Man. Cherryh, Hugo-award-winning author, proves her mastery of fantasy in this moving tale of mortal men breaching the last stronghold of immortality.
With enemies on every side, can Mondragon, Jones, and their comrades long survive as Merovingen is wracked by what may well prove the city's death throes?
Gates were built by an ancient race that allowed the movement through time as well as through space. The gates and how they were used corrupted the race that built them. Now one woman and her liegeman seem to be the only folks interested in seeing the gates closed for good. Lyrical prose and a story that is medieval and pure sf at the same time.
This is the sixth book in the Foreigner series which many consider to be Cherryh's best work. As always, she is marvelous at depicting alien societies and now there are other aliens for her to depict. Sequel to Defender.
A step sounded in the corridor to Sten's left. He turned... And faced a figure that had likewise stopped still, one robed in black, the robes glittering with many small discs. Mri. Kel'en. The golden eyes above the veil were astonished. A slim bronze hand went to the knife at his belt and hesitated there. THE ENEMY.
In her highly acclaimed novel Angel with the Sword, Hugo Award winner C.J. Cherryh introduced readers to Merovingen. Now, in Festival Moon, she elaborates upon the intricately conceived characters, traditions, and legends from her cornerstone novel.
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