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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At any rate, the tension that built throughout the book as Bren struggled to figure out what was happening to the world foreignsr he served as Well.

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Nail biting adventure convoluted political intrigue ensues. Preview — Foreigner by C. The problem — for me — is that while C.

However, this is an artistic license. He is clueless when it comes to the main driver of the plot of this novel.

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I might go back and finish Foreigner to continue on one day, but not for a long, long while. Considering that there are about a million sequels after this book, I think it is safe to say that this first book is set-up.

And boy, does it. SF Mistressworks is a review collating site of foreignee reviews of pre works by female authors. One of the long term goals is steering the foreignee culture towards a space program.

One of the challenges Cherryh sets for herself is to make the atevi difficult to understand as a species yet still make us interested in the atevi characters. And, to cap it all off, he just has no idea chergyh what happened.

This isn’t one of them. A human colony ship got lost in space after a bad foreigne jump. What I disliked Despite “Foreigner” being in my top 10 favorite series of all time, there are still elements that do not agree with me and it’s only fair that I share them cherryj well.


This leads the paidhi, Bren Cameron, into a series of events outwith his control, which show us more of the culture of the atevi and their own internal politics, away from their capital, and lastly opens up to us the event that had precipitated the assassination.

Can he ever trust the Atevi?

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I was settling in to find out how they get out of this jam when, in the next chapter, the timeline jumps years. The tension between remaining loyal to the human community and getting sucked into the political tensions of an interesting alien race that could seriously benefit from a greater stream of technology was like a draft of pure clean water in comparison to so many years of ham-fisted Star Trek.

I was reading a paper copy so I noticed the list in the back.

Overall, there was so little plot advancement that Foreigner could have easily been summed up in about 50 pages or less.

This book immediately grabbed my attention with the prologue where a spaceship called Phoenix comes out of hyperspace to find that they have arrived at an unplanned and unknown location. If you read Foreigner’s first addition 2 31 Nov 19, Of course I’m hooked now that the series is seventeen books long and counting.

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Review contains fanart and images done by me. Broadly speaking, the series could also be described as space operaespecially the second and third story arcs. He is driving the plot just as much as Phoenix overhead is, just as much as Tabnin or Ilisidi.


Granted he’s under duress for cherrjh of the book due to multiple attempts on his life, but his action and thought process throughout seem more alien to me than the actual aliens. Fortune has a human face and bastard Chance whores drunken down your streets. This book ends when the story is just about to get interesting.

Lost in space, like that classic 60s sci-fi tv show. The seriously twisted mental gymnastics of having fogeigner speak through numerology made me ofreigner believe, deep down, that these aliens were not only brighter than us, but they were also natural Shakespearean poets.

The Foreigner series is easily accessible for non-hardcore sci-fi fans! Now very few authors can boast of such achievements, it must take a lot of hard work and dedication to make so little take up so many pages.

The character basically just sat there either thinking about politics, how bored he was, or, God help me, his lost mail. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information.

She began Currently resident in Spokane, Washington, C. 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. I have ventured into sci-fi territory before Considering how superstitious this race is, it’s very likely they would kill you on the spot!

I plan to pick up the next book in the series. Without any explanation, Tabini orders him to be moved to Tabini’s grandmother’s castle.