Author Review: C. J. Cherryh (1942
C. J. Cherryh’s real name is Carolyn Janice Cherry. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1942. Her initial career was as a teacher of Classics, but she is now a full time writer. Her first book Gate of Ivrel was published in 1976. She is an accomplished photographer and artist in addition to her writing skills. In 1977 she won the John W. Campbell award for best new writer, and has won the Hugo award 3 times and been nominated a further 3 times. She is a prolific writer with over 50 novels to her credit at the time of this review (1999), and numerous short stories and collaborations.
Cherryh's writing flows across the page. She tends to delve deeply into the motivations, and emotional state of her characters; therefore, although the plots are always well drawn, her books are not a full-fledged race from one action scene to another. Definitely for the more thoughtful reader, she draws extensively on her interests in anthropology, botany, climatology and engineering. She writes both science fiction and fantasy novels. Her science fiction works provide sufficient technical explanation to make the worlds believable, without being Asimov-like expositions of advanced physics and engineering. She appears to have a particular interest in the evolution of intelligent predators and this theme runs through several of her series.
Alliance / Union Universe
|Forty Thousand in Gehenna|
|Brothers of Earth|
|Hunter of Worlds|
|The Pride of Chanur|
|The Kif Strike Back|
The Dreaming Tree
|The Tree of Swords and Jewels|
|Fortress in the Eye of Time|
|Fortress of Eagles|
|Fortress of Owls|
|Fortress of Dragon|
The Morgaine Series
|Gate of Ivrel|
|Well of Shiuan|
|Fires of Azeroth|
|Rider at the Gate|
|Wave without a Shore|
|Voyager in Night|
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