Amph The Worlds of CJ Cherryh

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  1. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    CJ may well be my favorite author out there for her well-thought-out and intelligent science fiction worlds and characters. I never feel like it's just a book-- it's so real. I've read Cyteen, Downbelow Station, Hammerfall, Forge of Heaven, and a book of her short stories... I've got the Foreigner books to read next, though. Please tell me someone else here has read these!
  2. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I have a trilogy-in-one-book that looks pretty interesting, but I haven't found time to read it yet.
  3. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Hmmm... my opinion would be that you should do that ;)

    Which does it contain. might I ask?
  4. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    The Faded Sun Trilogy, I think.
  5. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Heh, I haven't had the pleasure of reading those yet. I'll be interested to see what you think of them.
  6. PICTURETHIS Jedi Padawan

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    My all time favorite is The Sword of Tree and Jewels. You might like this. I certainly did.
  7. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks, PICTURETHIS. I'll keep that in mind. :)

    I did take the time to look it up-- Tree of Sword and Jewels-- and sounds interesting. I've so far been reading just her science fiction and not her fantasy, as sci-fi is my main interest, although I certainly do enjoy selected pure fantsy works, of which this might be one. You might enjoy reading some of her science fiction yourself :)

    BTW, NYCitygirl, I remembered I did pick up the Faded Sun trilogy recently and am going to start it right now :)
  8. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    :D Then I'll start, too. We can compare notes :)
  9. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Currently on page 28... I usually read faster, but I've also got schoolwork :p
  10. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [face_laugh] I don't have school today, so I'll try to start it :) You're giving me motivation to read it :D
  11. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    And you, to me. :D

    Up to page 116 now... interesting :D
  12. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    :D

    I'm still at 30 pages 8-}

    It's a little weird so far. The beginning was hard, because I didn't really understand all the titles and relationships. I like Sten, though. The bit where he accidently ran into the mri kel was interesting :) I'm excited :D
  13. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    I agree. :D One of my favorite parts of novels like this is figuring out the new worlds.

    Is it just me, though, or do the Mri seem a bit too much like stereotypical old-time Arabs?
  14. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    It's not just you. NOw that I think about it, they're a ot alike, with a little bit of samauri Japanese mixed in.

    I feel so bad for Niun's cousin and sister!!! And I don't like the gand mother person at all. Maybe because most of the stuff about her so far is from Niun's perspective, but what she does doesn't always make a whole lot of sense.
  15. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah... :)

    I'm getting the feeling that the "grandmother"'s perspective has some justification, but I'm not sure what at this point...
  16. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    It seems like the typical 'edler is wiser, young one isn't told the whole plan' but I still don't like her :(
  17. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    True enough... heh...

    I've got up to chapter 19 now. Some interesting things just happened in the previous chapter...
  18. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I'm still on 13 or 14. Glad Niun's growing up, but I really want to know why the mri bonded themselves to the regul in the first place.
  19. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    It seems to me that they bartered their skills as warriors in return for Regul providing them with food, shelter and the like... but I could be wrong.
  20. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Hmm . . .

    I'm also kinda confused about what exactly is their homeworld . . . but I'm WAY excited for when they meet Duncan!!! It back cover of my copy says that he's sworn to fight with them against the humans . . .
  21. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah... I hate blurbs that give away plot :mad:

    'Tis good :)
  22. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I finished the first book [face_dancing] I've had to take a break to read some books that are due back at the library, but hopefully I can start the second one this weekend :)
  23. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh, cool. I've put it down for a while, but I am a bit into the second book. I kinda have a heavy courseload this semester :p
  24. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    You guys have gotten into something great. I think Cherryh does her best work when she gets to describe alien races and cultures. I had a suggestion for a novella of hers you could try after Faded Sun that has a similar feel, but the anem is escaping me. I'll go find it, and tell you next time I post.

    Anyway, when you guys are done, I'd be happy to discuss. But I don't want to spoil anyone, so yeah.
  25. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    You can discuss the first book with us ;) And ShrunkenJedi has read more than this :)
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