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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Foreigner by Fforeigner. Foreigner Foreigner 1 by C. The first book in C. 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. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey, following a civilization from the age of steam through early The first book in C.

From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey, following a civilization from the age of steam through early space flight to confrontations with other alien species in distant sectors of space. It cerryh the masterwork of a truly remarkable author. Mass Market Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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To ask other readers questions about Foreignerplease sign up. I understand there are a lot of these books, what sort of arch or closure would I get if I only read the first two or three? Christina The series is broken up into trilogy arcs, so you can read the first three and have a good sense of closure. Just keep in mind the trilogies do …more The series is broken up into trilogy arcs, so you can read the first three and have a good sense of closure.

Just keep in mind the trilogies do continue from one to the next, so skipping a set in the middle to read a later trilogy might foreignrr confusing.

Cherryh is pretty good about giving little recaps here and foeigner, but you won’t get the full impact or nuance unless you read the previous books.

So if you want to end after the first foreinger, you won’t be disappointed. And you can always go back hcerryh read the next three later. And then the next three, and the next See 2 questions about Foreigner….

Lists with This Book. Nov 07, Gergana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Review contains fanart and images done by me.

Foreigner Series by C.J. Cherryh

Let me tell you something about sci-fi books No, I’m not talking about movies or TV series, and yes, Astronomy was one of my favorite subject in school. But for some reason, sci-fi books are generally on a completely different level for me. I have ventured into sci-fi territory before And, occasionally, I would find something “comprehensible” enough for my fairies-and-dragons-obsessed brain. Buuuut, in most cases. Buuuut, in most cases I would be completely clueless of what’s going on. Anyways, one day I stumbled upon C.


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Cherryh’s book — Foreigner and it appeared to be everything I ever wanted from any sci-fi OR fantasy book. The synopsis hinted at politics, intrigues, inter-racial relationship, adapting to new culture, space Not only did it have great unique and fully-developed characters, an original setting, an intriguing new race with strange customs and behavior, it was just addictive. True, the first book was rather strange I’ll talk more about it laterbut the possibilities were endless and I was curious to see where the characters will go!

All you need to know is that the Humans were far more technologically advanced than the planet’s inhabitants — the Atevi, who were rather perplexed to see some pale short strange-looking creatures obsessing over their flora and fauna and considering moving in.

The initial amity between the newcomers and the locals didn’t last for long and, a few years and MANY misunderstandings later, a war ensued between the two foreigjer. Humans, despite their superior weaponry, had no chance of winning against a race that specialized in warfare and assassination and outnumbered them 1 to a few millions. Eventually, a peace treaty was signed by both races, allowing humans to live on the island of Mospheira foreigjer a few conditions: For full-resolution go Here The “Mospherians”were more than happy to agree and finally enjoy a peaceful and boring existence.

Meanwhile, the human paidhi’s role was to guarantee all demands are met and the peace treaty maintained. A task not as easy as you might foreigjer – you see, the Atevi are very strange.

Assassination is legalized in fact, the assassin’s guild is one of the most respectable institution on the planetwords such as “friend” “love” “feelings” are absent from their vocabulary and they are also EASILY offended by the weirdest things such as NUMBERS!

Numbers are sacred with the Toreigner — their sentences have to have felicitous fortunate? Considering how superstitious this race is, it’s very likely they would kill you on the spot!

Unlike his predecessors, he is far more open-minded and ambitious to build better relationship between the two races, which could lead to major shifts in power in Atevi society. 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.

She despises the human influence in the Atevi’s way fordigner life, so Bren has to be extra careful — one slip and the old lady would order his assassination in an instant.

Why would Tabini send him from one dangerous place to another? As time passes by, Bren falls in love with the old-fashion way of the Atevi, but there’s something troubling him He feels like he’s being tested and he has no idea why. He can’t decide who is the enemy chertyh whether any of the Atevi, or the Humans for that matter, mean him any good.

And what was the purpose of the assassination attempt anyways? What I liked 1. The Foreigner series is easily foreignef for non-hardcore sci-fi fans!

You heard me right, there chdrryh no cryptic technical terms, no existential philosophy to put you to sleep, no military mumbo-jumbo and so forth. At least, not to an excessive extent. Characters are so well-developed that sometimes I forget they’re fictional!

Bren is likable and not that interesting at first, but as the series progresses, he keeps changing and evolving.


His two guards, Banichi and Jago, are just as intriguing, complex and sometimes even hilarious when they try to understand human logic. A new cast of character is added as you fforeigner and they’re perfect in their imperfection- just like real people. World-development It’s quite good in the first book, but it gets massively awesome by book 6!

Can’t say why, or I’ll spoil the series for you. They’re huge and violent, yet appear calm and collected, they value interior design and clothing with delicate lace, they’re obsessed with etiquette and politeness and would gladly share a decorative cup of poisonous for humans tea with you. It’s just a great original culture with its own perks that enriches C. Cherryh’s world and I love it! What I disliked Despite “Foreigner” being in my top 10 favorite series of all time, there are still elements cnerryh do not agree with me chsrryh it’s only fair that I share them as well.

First book is the weakest. Yes, many of us have heard this before. Overall, the first book serves as a semi-introduction to C. Cherryh’s world and politics and it can be slightly underwhelming, with barely anything important happening for a long period of time. Especially if dherryh expecting space battles and so on oh, they’re coming, just not in book 1 2. The pacing varies, some times it’s brilliant, fast, exciting, while other times it can be slow and repetitive.

Spending a good amount of time in Bren’s chwrryh and listening to him over-analyzing and going through a situation for 10 times until he comes up with an awesome idea can be cyerryh boring. Nevertheless, these moments don’t last for long! There’s a definite lack of great young female human characters years old. Yes, the old ladies are awesome, the Atevi female characters are even more awesome, but when it comes to the young female characters 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.

Also, the humans in the book can be VERY self-centered and politically illiterate. If you’re looking for a light, jolly book with juicy romance and predictable plot — look elsewhere, I’m afraid.

Foreigner is a sci-fi series that’s foriegner View all 66 comments. Aug 08, mark monday rated it it was ok Shelves: Cherryh puts her considerable gifts to work in this introductory volume to her elephantine mega-series, as she begins a sensitive new tradition: Bren was extremely worried about the assassination attempt and was quite annoyed that his freedom of movement chrrryh been compromised.

A worrisome Bren couldn’t believe he had to suffer an escort everywhere! It was driving him crazy with annoyance and worry that not only had an assassin tried to kill him, now he couldn’t travel alone anymore. He could not leave his apartment foteigner. After all, an ofreigner had just attempted to murder him. Trying to murder him! It was all so worrisome. And as if the assassination attempt wasn’t enough, now he couldn’t even leave his apartment unaccompanied.