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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Down below I had fun reading from the POV of an atevi and his human counterpart was an interesting character as well. Also, the humans in the book can be VERY self-centered and politically illiterate. The space station is derelict and the Phoenix has left.
But if you weren’t, it wouldn’t be a huge loss to not know how it all ends or whether or not Bren Cameron survives and is able to navigate the delicate relations between humans and atevi. Try him and see.
We chreryh be just as hard on big That’s it, I give up Assassins are forekgner employed as bodyguards, and often need to defend against attacks by others of their own guild. I liked ‘Foreigner’, the first novel in a science fiction series about what happens following a landfall of starship-traveling humans on an unknown planet.
I should preface my comments that I have not read the cherryu nine? View all 15 comments. The book has a real ending I would have preferred things laid out more clearly, rather than inferred but it is a real ending, with things almost back to cherryn quo; but how will things now re-arrange?
The other characters were even shallower than Bren. Cherryh’s eponymous series, Foreigner begins an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient alien race.
He studied the atevi for years, but there forekgner still large gaps in understanding each other. As interesting fordigner Cherryh’s concept is, the execution is pedestrian. So, maybe my understanding of agency is different from yours.
I do take issue with part of your analysis, though. Oh, my, she is fun, and she just gets better as the series progresses through later books.
The narration kept referring back to a slight the humans made, but it never said in any concrete terms what they did, which leads me to think the humans still don’t know. Eventually, a peace treaty was signed by both races, allowing humans to live on the island of Mospheira on a few conditions: Tabini-aiji, the leader of the biggest and most powerful association on the planet, decides Bren is useful enough to be protected, so he sends him away to his grandmother’s fortress deep into the continent.
He also comes across as rather ineffectual and weak for a protagonist. Jul 30, Josh rated it did not like it. The atevi now have televisions and airplanes, but the space station floating above them is a concern to them. Sep 25, Nadine rated it liked it. And, for a change, it’s well enough handled to encourage me to continue the series. chsrryh
Cherryh is pretty good about giving little recaps here and there, but you won’t get the full impact or nuance unless you read the previous books. Although Cherryh uses the third person, we only get Bren’s very limited point of view and the narration feels very much like a stream of consciousness, as we follow his thoughts, fears and doubts.
They somehow end up lost and the only place they can reach to refuel is a cheryrh already inhabited by an alien civilisation – the Atevi – so they set up a mini colony there. Is ’emo’ still a cultural thing, btw? I think we mainly have a semantics issue here. The novel started as a speedy space opera for a couple of pages.
Starting with the ninth cherryy, Delivereroccasional passages are told from the point of view of Tabini’s young son, Cajeiri, as he grows into maturity.
Foreigner (Foreigner, #1) by C.J. Cherryh
I expected a single novel story, not a beginning of a long series. I was reminded a lot in this book about how foreignef feel in Asian cultures, where concepts that Western culture take for granted foreignerr be construed as offensive or unintelligible. Stringently asserted is the idea that the number two to the atevi is disharmonious and as unnerving as fingernails on a chalkboard is to humans.
Political boundaries are not based on territory, but on association—where their man’chi lies. Bren is one of the most boring characters I’ve ever met. The atevi are close to technological parity, and have outpaced the humans in some areas.
And lastly, the majority of the humans very often behave like a very ignorant nation without any culture or appreciation for history at least up to book 6 so far. But the first book is more like planetary adventure than space opera. All seems peaceful and manageable. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Bren likes some of them, but atevi do not ‘like’ each other, much less Bren.
But as I’ve heard good things about the series, I might try again at some point in the future. The only well-developed character is our protagonist “Bren” whose internal monologue is repetitive and irritating – other characters exist as little more than caricatures. There are reasons that we have rules about good writing.
Other characters will be cast later. Bren certainly doesn’t have a clue. Overall, the first book serves as a semi-introduction to C. He is devoted to improving relations between two cultures which are always prepared to go to war each other, yet temperamentally, he was similar to a young teenage girl on a first date expecting a kiss from a cute boy throughout the novel.
A human starship finds itself lost in space.
Also much of the story happened in the off. Progress Report Archive foreinger. He feels always a stranger, despite the contacts he has made with house servants and his personal guards.
There are only a few authors who could pull off a book like Foreigner.