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Serpent's Reach

(1980)
(A book in the Alliance-Union series)
A novel by

 
 
The constellation of Hyrdi, known as the Serpent, is compact and obscure from Earth and remained so in the era of interstellar colonization. For it was under strict quarantine -- harboring an intelligent race, powerful and alien. Yet there were human colonies within the Serpent's Reach, cut off from the galaxy beyond, with their own inbred culture, and their special relationships to the inhuman MAJAT. This is the novel of Raen, the last of the massacred Sui Family, and her lifetime pledge to find vengeance. It was to take her across the worlds of the Reach into the very center of the alien webwork that knit the forbidden constellation into a complex of interbred cultures that no outsider could hope to unravel. "Cherry's customary strengths are all here -- brisk pacing, above-average characterization, and geniunely brilliant world-building." -- AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BOOKLIST. 1981 Locus Poll Award, Best SF Novel (Place: 7).

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: Serpent's Reach
Author(s): C J Cherryh
ISBN: 0-356-08515-5 / 978-0-356-08515-9 (UK edition)
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May 1980 : Hardback
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Title: SERPENT'S REACH
Author(s): C J Cherryh
Publisher: MacDonald & Co
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Paperback Editions

August 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Serpent's Reach (Alliance-Union Universe)
Author(s): C J Cherryh
ISBN: 0-88677-088-2 / 978-0-88677-088-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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September 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Serpent's Reach
Author(s): C J Cherryh
ISBN: 0-7493-0100-7 / 978-0-7493-0100-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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February 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Serpent's Reach (An Orbit book)
Author(s): C J Cherryh
ISBN: 0-7088-8085-1 / 978-0-7088-8085-2 (UK edition)
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August 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Serpent's Reach (Alliance-Union Universe)
Author(s): C J Cherryh
ISBN: 0-87997-554-7 / 978-0-87997-554-8 (USA edition)
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August 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Serpent's Reach (Alliance-Union Universe)
Author(s): C J Cherryh
ISBN: 0-87997-682-9 / 978-0-87997-682-8 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Serpent's Reach
Author(s): C J Cherryh
ISBN: 1-5113-9586-9 / 978-1-5113-9586-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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Title: Serpent's Reach
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Title: Serpent's Reach
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Title: Serpent's Reach
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Title: Serpent's Reach
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Publisher: Audible Studios
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