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C J Cherryh


(Carolyn Janice Cherry)
USA flag (b.1942)

SFWA Grand Master C.J. Cherryh has written more than seventy books, including the highly popular Foreigner science fiction series. She won the Hugo Award for her novels Downbelow Station and Cyteen, and her short story "Cassandra." She has also won the Campbell Award, Locus Award, and more.
 

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy
 
New and upcoming books
October 2024

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Alliance Unbound
(Hinder Stars, book 2)
Series
Morgaine
   1. Gate of Ivrel (1976)
   2. Well of Shiuan (1978)
   3. Fires of Azeroth (1979)
   4. Exile's Gate (1988)
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Hanan Rebellion
   1. Brothers of Earth (1976)
   2. Hunter of Worlds (1977)
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Faded Sun
   1. Kesrith (1978)
   2. Shon'Jir (1978)
   3. Kutath (1979)
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Chanur Saga
   1. The Pride of Chanur (1981)
   2. Chanur's Venture (1984)
   3. The Kif Strike Back (1985)
   4. Chanur's Homecoming (1986)
   5. Chanur's Legacy (1992)
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Alliance-Union : Company Wars
   1. Downbelow Station (1981)
   2. Merchanter's Luck (1982)
   3. Rimrunners (1989)
   4. Heavy Time (1991)
   5. Hellburner (1992)
   6. Tripoint (1994)
   7. Finity's End (1997)
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Age of Exploration
   1. Port Eternity (1982)
   2. Voyager in Night (1984)
   3. Cuckoo's Egg (1985)
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Merovingen Nights
   0. Angel with the Sword (1985)
   1. Festival Moon (1987)
   2. Fever Season (1987)
   3. Troubled Waters (1988)
   4. Smuggler's Gold (1988)
   5. Divine Right (1989)
   6. Flood Tide (1990)
   7. Endgame (1991)
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Alliance-Union : Cyteen
   1. The Betrayal (1989)
   2. The Rebirth (1989)
   3. The Vindication (1989)
   4. Regenesis (2009)
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Rusalka
   1. Rusalka (1989)
   2. Chernevog (1990)
   3. Yvgenie (1991)
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Foreigner
   1. Foreigner (1994)
   2. Invader (1995)
   3. Inheritor (1996)
   4. Precursor (1999)
   5. Defender (2001)
   6. Explorer (2002)
   7. Destroyer (2005)
   8. Pretender (2006)
   9. Deliverer (2007)
   10. Conspirator (2009)
   11. Deceiver (2010)
   12. Betrayer (2011)
   13. Intruder (2012)
   14. Protector (2013)
   15. Peacemaker (2014)
   16. Tracker (2015)
   17. Visitor (2016)
   18. Convergence (2017)
   19. Emergence (2018)
   20. Resurgence (2020)
   21. Divergence (2020)
   22. Defiance (2023) (with Jane S Fancher)
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Tristen
   1. Fortress in the Eye of Time (1995)
   2. Fortress of Eagles (1998)
   3. Fortress of Owls (1998)
   4. Fortress of Dragons (2000)
   5. Fortress of Ice (2006)
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Finisterre
   1. Rider at the Gate (1995)
   2. Cloud's Rider (1996)
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Gene Wars
   1. Hammerfall (2001)
   2. Forge of Heaven (2004)
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Hinder Stars (with Jane S Fancher)
   1. Alliance Rising (2019)
   2. Alliance Unbound (2024)
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Novels
   Hestia (1979)
   Wave without a Shore (1981)
   Glass and Amber (1987)
   The Paladin (1988)
   The Goblin Mirror (1992)
   Faery in Shadow (1993)
   Lois and Clark (1996)
   Devil to the Belt (2000)
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Collections
   Sunfall (1981)
   Alien Stars (1985) (with Joe Haldeman and Timothy Zahn)
   Visible Light (1986)
   Alternate Realities (2000)
   The Collected Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh (2004)
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Series contributed to
Heroes in Hell
   2. The Gates of Hell (1986) (with Janet Morris)
   3. Rebels in Hell (1986) (with Janet Morris)
   4. Kings in Hell (1987) (with Janet Morris)
   6. Legions of Hell (1987)
   8. Masters in Hell (1987) (with others)
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Sword of Knowledge
   1. A Dirge for Sabis (1989) (with others)
   2. Reap the Whirlwind (1989) (with others)
   3. Wizard Spawn (1989) (with others)
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C J Cherryh recommends
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The Alpha Enigma (2020)
(Team PSI, book 1)
W Michael Gear
"A marginal colony on a living world—where human life and human will are tested to the limits. An intriguing and inventive new work from Michael Gear, first of a trilogy. Recommended!"
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Cry Pilot (2019)
(Cry Pilot, book 1)
Joel Dane
"I picked it up, I started reading. I kept reading...Intense, involving, with intriguing world development."
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From Unseen Fire (2018)
(Aven Cycle, book 1)
Cass Morris
"A unique and well-studied fantasy take on the Roman world—an alternate world of another name, where ambition is a driving force and magic is real."

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Books containing stories by C J Cherryh
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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The Future Is Female! Volume Two (2022)
(Future Is Female!, book 2)
edited by
Lisa Yaszek
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Black Cat Weekly #33 (2022)
(Black Cat Weekly, book 33)

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Awards
2020 Prometheus Award : Alliance Rising
1989 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel : Cyteen
1989 Hugo Award for Best Novel : The Betrayal
1982 Hugo Award for Best Novel : Downbelow Station
1979 Hugo Award for Best Short Story : Cassandra
1977 Astounding Award for Best New Writer : Gate of Ivrel
1977 Astounding Award for Best New Writer

Award nominations
2017 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Visitor
2005 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Collected Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh
2002 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Defender
2002 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Hammerfall
2001 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Fortress of Dragons
2000 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Precursor
2000 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Fortress of Owls
1999 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Fortress of Eagles
1998 Prometheus Award (nominee) : Finity's End
1998 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Finity's End
1997 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Inheritor
1996 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Invader
1996 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Fortress in the Eye of Time
1995 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Tripoint
1995 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Foreigner
1995 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Rider at the Gate
1995 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Invader
1995 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Fortress in the Eye of Time
1994 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Faery in Shadow
1993 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Hellburner
1993 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Chanur's Legacy
1992 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Gwydion and the Dragon
1992 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Heavy Time
1990 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Rimrunners
1990 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Rusalka
1989 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Paladin
1987 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Chanur's Homecoming
1987 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Visible Light
1987 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Scapegoat
1986 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Kif Strike Back
1986 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Cuckoo's Egg
1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Cuckoo's Egg
1985 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Chanur's Venture
1984 Philip K Dick Award (nominee) : Voyager in Night
1984 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Forty Thousand in Gehenna
1984 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Tree of Swords and Jewels
1984 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Dreamstone
1983 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Pride of Chanur
1983 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Merchanter's Luck
1983 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Pride of Chanur
1982 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Ealdwood [short story]
1982 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Wave without a Shore
1982 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Pride of Chanur
1982 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Downbelow Station
1982 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Sunfall
1981 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Serpent's Reach
1980 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Kutath
1980 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Fires of Azeroth
1979 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Shon'Jir
1979 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Kesrith
1979 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Kesrith
1978 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Cassandra
1978 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Kesrith
1978 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Hunter of Worlds
1977 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Brothers of Earth


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