The Morgaine Cycle Books In Publication Order
- Gate of Ivrel (1976)
- Well of Shiuan (1978)
- Fires of Azeroth (1979)
- Exile’s Gate (1988)
Hanan Rebellion Books In Publication Order
- Brothers of Earth (1976)
- Hunter of Worlds (1977)
The Faded Sun Books In Publication Order
- Kesrith (1978)
- Shon’jir (1978)
- Kutath (1979)
Alliance-Union Books In Publication Order
- Serpent’s Reach (1980)
- Forty Thousand in Gehenna (1983)
Hinder Stars Books In Publication Order
- Alliance Rising (2019)
Chanur Books In Publication Order
- The Pride of Chanur (1981)
- Chanur’s Venture (1984)
- The Kif Strike Back (1985)
- Chanur’s Homecoming (1986)
- Chanur’s Legacy (1992)
Alliance-Union: Company Wars Books In Publication Order
- Downbelow Station (1981)
- Merchanter’s Luck (1982)
- Rimrunners (1989)
- Heavy Time (1991)
- Hellburner (1992)
- Tripoint (1994)
- Finity’s End (1997)
Alliance-Union: Company Wars Books In Chronological Order
- Heavy Time (1991)
- Hellburner (1992)
- Downbelow Station (1981)
- Merchanter’s Luck (1982)
- Rimrunners (1989)
- Tripoint (1994)
- Finity’s End (1997)
Age of Exploration Books In Publication Order
- Port Eternity (1982)
- Voyager in Night (1984)
- Cuckoo’s Egg (1985)
Arafel Books In Publication Order
- The Dreaming Tree (1983)
- The Tree of Swords and Jewels (1983)
Heroes In Hell Books In Publication Order
- Rebels In Hell (1986)
- The Gates of Hell (With: Janet E. Morris) (1986)
- Masters in Hell (With: David Drake) (1987)
- Kings in Hell (With: Janet E. Morris) (1987)
- Legions of Hell (1987)
Merovingen Nights Books In Publication Order
- Angel with the Sword (1985)
- Festival Moon (By:Pat Tobin) (1987)
- Fever Season (By:Pat Tobin) (1987)
- Troubled Waters (By:Chris Morris) (1988)
- Smuggler’s Gold (By:Chris Morris) (1988)
- Divine Right (By:Bradley H. Sinor) (1989)
- Flood Tide (By:Bradley H. Sinor) (1990)
- Endgame (By:Pat Tobin) (1991)
Alliance-Union: Cyteen Books In Publication Order
- The Betrayal (1988)
- The Rebirth (1989)
- The Vindication (1989)
- Regenesis (2009)
Rusalka Books In Publication Order
- Rusalka (1989)
- Chernevog (1990)
- Yvgenie (1991)
The Sword of Knowledge Books In Publication Order
- A Dirge for Sabis (1989)
- Wizard Spawn (1989)
- Reap the Whirlwind (1989)
Foreigner Books In Publication Order
- Foreigner (1994)
- Invader (1995)
- Inheritor (1996)
- Precursor (1999)
- Defender (2001)
- Explorer (2002)
- Destroyer (2003)
- Pretender (2006)
- Deliverer (2007)
- Conspirator (2009)
- Deceiver (2010)
- Betrayer (2011)
- Intruder (2012)
- Protector (2013)
- Peacemaker (2014)
- Tracker (2015)
- Visitor (2016)
- Convergence (2017)
- Emergence (2018)
- Resurgence (2020)
- Divergence (2020)
Finisterre Books In Publication Order
- Rider at the Gate (1995)
- Cloud’s Rider (1996)
Fortress Books In Publication Order
- Fortress in the Eye of Time (1995)
- Fortress of Eagles (1998)
- Fortress of Owls (1999)
- Fortress of Dragons (2000)
- Fortress of Ice (2006)
The Gene Wars Books In Publication Order
- Hammerfall (2001)
- Forge of Heaven (2004)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Hestia (1979)
- Wave Without a Shore (1981)
- Glass and Amber (1987)
- The Paladin (1988)
- The Goblin Mirror (1992)
- Faery in Shadow (1993)
- Lois & Clark (1996)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- Sunfall (1981)
- Visible Light (1986)
- The Collected Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh (2004)
Heroes In Hell Books In Publication Order
- Explorers in Hell (By:David Drake) (1989)
Alien Stars Books In Publication Order
- Alien Stars (With: Timothy Zahn,Joe Haldeman) (1985)
- After the Flames (By:Robert Silverberg) (1985)
Heroes in Hell Books In Publication Order
- Heroes in Hell (With: Gregory Benford,Janet E. Morris,,Chris Morris) (1986)
- The Gates of Hell (With: Janet E. Morris) (1986)
- Kings in Hell (With: Janet E. Morris) (1987)
- Crusaders in Hell (With: Gregory Benford,David Drake,Janet E. Morris,,Chris Morris) (1987)
- Angels in Hell (By:Janet E. Morris) (1987)
- The Little Helliad (By:Janet E. Morris,Chris Morris) (1988)
- War in Hell (By:Janet E. Morris) (1988)
- Prophets in Hell (With: George Alec Effinger,Robert Sheckley,David Drake,Janet E. Morris,,Chris Morris) (1989)
- Lawyers in Hell (By:Janet E. Morris,Chris Morris,,Jason Cordova) (2011)
- Poets in Hell (By:Janet E. Morris,,Chris Morris) (2014)
Blood Of Ten Chiefs Books In Publication Order
- The Blood of Ten Chiefs (With: Nancy Springer,Diana L. Paxson,Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin,Diane Carey) (1986)
- Wolfsong (By:Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1989)
- The Winds of Change (By:Mercedes Lackey,Nancy Springer,Janny Wurts,Diana L. Paxson,,Lynn Abbey) (1989)
- Against the Wind (By:Mercedes Lackey,Nancy Springer,Diana L. Paxson,,Lynn Abbey,Len Wein) (1990)
- Dark Hours (By:Mercedes Lackey,Esther M. Friesner,Nancy Springer,Diana L. Paxson,Lynn Abbey) (1993)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Alien Stars (1985)
- Moonsinger’s Friends: An Anthology in Honor of Andre Norton (1985)
- Once Upon a Time (1991)
The Morgaine Cycle Book Covers
Hanan Rebellion Book Covers
The Faded Sun Book Covers
Alliance-Union Book Covers
Hinder Stars Book Covers
Chanur Book Covers
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Age of Exploration Book Covers
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C.J. Cherryh Books Overview
Scattered about the galaxy were the time space Gates of a vanished but not forgotten alien race. In their time, long before the rise of the native civilizations, they had terrorized a hundred worlds not from villainy but from folly, from tampering with the strands that held a universe together. Now the task was to uproot these Gates, destroy their potency for mischief, take horror out of the hands of the few who hungered for power by misuse of the Gates. This is the story of one such Gate and one such world.
The story of how Chimele of The Iduve seeks vengeance on Tejef for violating ancient rituals and codes of their race. The author is a winner of the Hugo award and the John W. Campbell award and previous titles include ‘Exile’s Gate’ and ‘Serpent’s Reach’.
Sten Duncan had saved the lives of the last warrior and the last priestess queen of mankind’s enemies, the mri. He had come to understand their ways and to value their code of honor. When they planned their escape and he was ordered to trap them, Sten fled into space with them instead. Far across the cosmos was their forgotten homeworld. He could help them find it and maybe there find the secret that had eluded the military masters of Terra.
Within the Constellation of the Serpent, out of bounds to all spacefarers, humans live among the insect like aliens and one of them, a woman named Paen, is bent on a revenge that will tear apart the truce between human and alien. ‘Brisk pacing…
and genuinely brilliant world building.’ ALA Booklist. Reissue.
‘Set in the same future as the Hugo winning Downbelow Station, but fully self contained, this is a story on the classic theme of human understanding of the alien…
. Once again, Cherryh proves herself a consistently thoughtful and entertaining writer.’ Publishers Weekly. Reissue.
No one at Meetpoint Station had ever seen a creature like the Outsider. Naked hided, blunt toothed and blunt fingered, Tully was the sole surviving member of his company a communicative, spacefaring species hitherto unknown and he was a prisoner of his discoverer/ captors the sad*istic, treacherous kif, until his escape onto the hani ship The Pride of Chanur. Little did he know when he threw himself upon the mercy of The Pride and her crew that he put the entire hani species in jeopardy and imperiled the peace of the Compact itself. For the information this fugitive held could be the ruin or glory of any of the species at Meetpoint Station. Cover art by Michael Whelan
In the sequel to Pride of Chanur, Tully returns, and brings with him a priceless trade contract with human space a contract that could mean vast power, riches, and a mess of trouble for Pyanfar Chanur. Reissue.
When the kif seize Hilfy and Tully, Pyanfar and her shipmates enter into a simple rescue attempt that soon becomes a deadly game of interstellar politics. Reissue.
When those aliens entities called ‘humans’ sent their first exploration ship into Compact space, the traditional power alliances of the seven Compact races were catastrophically disrupted. And, giving shelter to Tully, the only surviving human, Pyanfar Chanur and her feline hani crew were pitched into the center of a galactic maelstrom, becoming key players in a power game which could cause an intersteller war, or bring the last hope for peace between eight barely compatible alien races.
National best selling author C.J. Cherryh continues her highly acclaimed series with a new generation of alien encounters. Praise for the Chanur series:A tour de force…
quintessential SF. The Magazine of Fantasy and Science FictionOne of the best science fiction tales ever. Minneapolis Star and Tribune
The Hugo Award winning classic, now available in a trade edition for the first time.
Pell’s Station, orbiting the alien world simply called Downbelow, had always managed to remain neutral in the ever escalating conflict between The Company, whose fleets from Earth had colonized space, and its increasingly independent and rebellious colony worlds. But Pell s location on the outer edge of Earth s defensive perimeter makes her the focal point in the titanic battle of colony worlds fighting for independence
Discovered alone and without his memory on his drifting ship, pilot Paul Dekker is accused of the murder of his crew members and he must rely on the help of renegade miner Morris Bird to learn the truth.
Lt. Ben Pollard thinks he’s traded the perils of the Belt for security as an Earth based computer jockey for United Defence Command. Then he’s forced to perform a mission of mercy and lands on an isolated, intrigue riddled space station. In Hellburner, her newest novel, Hugo Award winner C. J. Cherryh returns to the best selling universe of Heavy Time, Cyteen, and Downbelow Station, and creates a story of multi global conspiracy, power politics, and military in fighting. Here the stakes are nothing less than the future of humanity. When Pollard finds himself stranded on the Sol II battle installation without his orders, I.D., and possessions, he discovers something equally disturbing. He’s been named next of kin to a man he never wanted to even see again: Paul Dekker, a young pilot who attracts crises like dead flesh draws flies. The centerpiece of a top secret war project, Dekker has just lost his entire crew in a mysterious freak accident and lost his mind to amnesia from an attempted suicide. Or attempted murder. Suddenly two more faces from Dekker and Pollard’s past are shanghaied to Sol II: their occasional lovers, renegade pilots Meg Kady and Sal Aboujib. Together they had once smashed the criminal cover ups of a mining cartel. Now, they’re all caught in a shadowy, deadly maze of power mongering rivalries between UDC and Fleet Strategic Operations, the Senate and Peace Lobby, and the corporate lords of both Earth and Mars. In this subtle, dark contest with mysteries that deepen by the hour and rules that change without warning, Pollard, Kady, Aboujib and Dekker must survive kidnapping, sabotage, ambush, riots, kangaroo courts, conspiracy, and treason only to become lab animalsin the frontline of an endless war for humanity’s soul. The two couples are being programmed to crew an experimental deathship no one has been able to control. And to escape the quagmire of manipulation, Pollard and his companions must master and wield the awesome power of Hel
Cargo Chief Marie Hawkin’s obsessive vendetta against Captain Austin Bowe sparks a blood feud until Marie disappears, and when her son, Tom, tries to find her, he is shanghaied by Bowe’s crewmen, and learns the truth of his mother’s hate. Major
‘Finity’s End‘ is the oldest Merchanter ship in the universe. In an era of spies, pirate traders, and uneasy alliances, the Company Wears are now over, the hunt for the fleet is winding down, and the ship is coming home to reclaim her trade routes. Having lost an entire generation, the youngest crew members, bred and trained for war, must face their most critical battle of all survival in a time of lasting peace.
Their names were Lancelot, Elaine, Percivale, Gawain, Modred, Lynette and Vivien, but they were not characters from legend. They were made people, clone servants designed to suit the fancy of their opulent owner, the Lady Dela Kirn. And they worked aboard the Maid, an anachronistic fantasy of a spaceship, decorated with swords, heraldic banners, old looking beams masking the structural joints, and lamps that mimicked live flame. They lived in a kind of dream, and had no idea of their origins, their prototypes in those old, old story tapes of romance, chivalry, heroism and betrayal. Until a wandering instability, a knot in time, a ripple in the between sucked them into a spatial no man’s land from which there seemed to be no escape. And they were left alone, with the borrowed personas of their ancient namesakes, to face a crisis those venerable spirits were never designed to master.
Journey to a transitional time in the world, as the dawn of mortal man brings about the downfall of elven magic. But there remains one final place untouched by human hands the small forest of Ealdwood, in which dwells Arafel the Sidhe, who has more love of the earth than any of her kind. This is a moving, compelling tale of the last stronghold of immortality struggling to survive the rise of man. Ads in ‘Locus’.
They said that Ciaran Cuilean was fey that he had the touch of the Sidhe on him, and on his lands. And it was true. Elvish blood ran in his veins, and he had been to that other world that parallel and magical land of Eald, where Arafel, the Lady of Trees, held dominion. But what should have been a blessing was as much a curse for jealousy and fear grew in the lands of men. Shadows of newly awakened evil swarmed across both landscapes threatening to bring the clang and reek of war from the warm hearthstones of the mortal world keeps to the silvery heart of Ealdwood. And Ciaran knew that he must once again put his humanity aside and reclaim his haunted weapons from the Tree of Swords or see both his worlds fold into darkness!
The spying, brainwashing, training tapes, and coercion run amok at Reseune, the city sized laboratory on Cyteen where almost human azi are grown and trained. Warped young scientist Justin and his azi, Grant, depend on each other for support. Little Ari Emory depends on her own azi: nursemaid Nellie and bodyguards Florian and Caitlin. In Cyteen: The Rebirth, the second part of the Cyteen trilogy, Ari learns why her life has been more unusual than some and why her mother was whisked away when she was 7 years old. She is a clone; and as if that weren’t enough, her whole life is a laboratory experiment, an attempt to recreate the keen mind and cruel personality of the original Ariane Emory by recreating her past in Ari’s present. As she grows older and wiser, Ari battles with her politically minded relatives, Reseune powers that be, her responsibility to her azi, and plain old teenaged angst.
A compelling hero*ine…
a future as detailed as that of Herbert’s Dune…
and finely orchestrated suspense right up to the end. Strongly recommended.
The direct sequel to the Hugo Award winning novel Cyteen, Regenesis continues the story of Ariane Emory PR, the genetic clone of one of the greatest scientists humanity has ever produced, and of her search for the murderer of her progenitor the original Ariane Emory. Murder, politics, deception, and genetic and psychological manipulation combine against a backdrop of interstellar human societies at odds to create a mesmerizing and major work in Regenesis. Who did kill the original Ariane Emory? And can her personal replicate avoid the same fate? Those questions have remained unanswered for two decades since the publication of Cyteen. Now in Regenesis those questions will finally be answered.
This is Hugo Award winning author C.J. Cherryh’s Del Rey debut the story of Rusalka, the ghost of a murdered girl still seeking to exist by drawing the energy of life from all nearby living things, and the attempt to bring her back to life by her father Ulamets, and Pyetr, the young man who loved her.
When a barvarian horde led by the young Jegrai invades the lands guarded by the Order, disaster seems inevitable. But scientist mage Felaras discovers the truth behind the invasion Jegrai’s people aren’t raiders but refugees, in search of sanctuary from powerful enemies!
With a new introduction by the author The first book in C.J. 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 space flight to confrontations with other alien species in distant sectors of space. It is the masterwork of a truly remarkable author.
When his world is threatened by the arrival of a renegade starship, paidhi to the atevi court Bren Cameron is targeted by an archconservative faction and finds his only hope for survival in a daring communication with the starship.
Six months after the return of the alien atevi to the human colony it had placed there two centuries earlier, the rise of a polarizing political faction threatens to send the fledgling planet into war, and three people become a society’s only hope.
National best selling author and winner of three Hugo Awards, C.J. Cherryh returns to the universe of her acclaimed Foreigner trilogy with an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft stranded on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient race. The beginning of a second trilogy, Precursor follows a single human delegate living among aliens, who are just gaining access to space…
. Praise for Precursor…
‘An addition to Cherryh’s superior alien contact series…
Another intriguing human/alien struggle.’ Kirkus Reviews’A powerful look at the effects of alienation on individuals and societies.’ Locus…
and C.J. Cherryh’s Foreigner Universe:’Superlatively drawn aliens and characterization…
a return to the anthropological science fiction in which Cherryh has made such a name is a double pleasure.’ Chicago Sun Times’An incisive study in contrast of what it means to be human.’ Library Journal
The three time Hugo Award winning author continues her second trilogy in the ‘superior alien contact series.’ Kirkus Reviews National best selling author and winner of three Hugo Awards, C.J. Cherryh presents book two of her second Foreigner trilogy the epic story of a single human delegate on a hostile alien planet. In this long awaited sequel to Precursor, the alien atevi enter the treacherous politics of space travel as their one human negotiator is caught in the throes of a mutiny…
C.J. Cherryh’s second trilogy set in her Foreigner Universe comes to a thrilling conclusion with Explorer a new hardcover published simultaneously with the paperback release of book two, Defender. The final installment to this sequence of the Hugo Award winning author’s most successful series, Explorer follows a human delegate trapped in a distant star system facing a potentially bellicose alien ship.
The first book in the new Foreigner trilogy from the Hugo Award-winning author
C.J. Cherryh, one of the most prolific and acclaimed science fiction writers in the world, now delivers the seventh book in her Foreigner series and the first book in the new Foreigner trilogy-the epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient race. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey.
The epic tale of the human survivors of a lost spacecraft, marooned on a planet inhabited by a hostile alien race, follows the civilization’s rise from the age of steam through early space flight to confrontations with other alien species in distant sectors of space.
From its beginnings as a human alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey. The ninth book in the epic series, and the third book in the third Foreigner trilogy, Deliverer is a worthy contribution to Cherryh’s magnum opus that is destined to be a classic.
First in a brand new Foreigner trilogy from Hugo Award winning author C. J. Cherryh. Cajeiri is the young son of the powerful leader of the Western Association and he has become a target for forces bent on destroying his father’s rule. For Cajeiri is the first ateva youth to have lived in a human environment. And after hundreds of years of fragile atevi human coexistence, he may very well be the first of his people to ever truly understand the so similar yet so dangerously different aliens who share his home planet and threaten the hidebound customs of his race.
‘One of the best long running SF series in existence’ Publishers Weekly continues with the second novel in a brand new Foreigner sequence. The civil war among the alien Atevi has ended. Tabini aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri, his son and heir, has returned to the Bujavid, his seat of power. But factions that remain loyal to the opposition are still present, and the danger these rebels pose is far from over.
The twelfth book in Hugo Award winner C.J. Cherryh’s epic Foreigner series. The civil war among the alien atevi has ended. Tabini aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri his son and heir, and his human paidhi, Bren Cameron, have returned to the Bujavid, their seat of power. But factions that remain loyal to the opposition are still present, and the danger these rebels pose is far from over.
In the wake of civil war, Bren Cameron, the brilliant human diplomat of the alien atevi civilization, has left the capital and sought refuge at his country estate, Najida. But now he is trapped inside Najida which has been surrounded by enemies with the powerful grandmother of his ally, Tabiniaiji, atevi leader of the Western Association. Ilisidi, the aiji dowager, is not inclined to be passive and sends Bren into enemy territory, to the palace of the leader of the rebels. Bren’s mission is to negotiate with Machigi a young atevi lord who has never actually seen a human and somehow persuade him to cease his hostile actions against the west. Is Bren a shrewd enough negotiator to stay alive, and not alienate Ilisidi or Tabini, while also representing the interests of their enemy?
Stranded on a seemingly utopian planet and threatened by the telepathic abilities of native animals, human colonists become dependent on their Nighthorses, the only ones who can form a telepathic bond with their riders, but when human emotion spreads to all the horses, chaos erupts.
On a distant planet, all the native creatures communicate telepathically, projecting images which drive humans to madness. As a result, the people live in walled cities and owe their lives to the nighthorses, equines who can bond with certain riders and provide a telepathic ‘buffer’. But one savage winter, young Danny Fisher and his nighthorse Cloud lead the survivors of a deadly telepathic attack to shelter high in the snowbound mountains only to discover their ‘sanctuary’ threatened by a vicious predator never before known to humans. Sequel to ‘Rider at the Gate’.
Deep in an abandoned, shattered castle, an old man of the Old Magic muttered almost forgotten words. His purpose to create out of the insubstance of the air, from a shimmering of light and a fluttering of shadows. that most wonderous of spells, a Shaping. A Shaping in the form of a, young man who will be sent east on the road the old was to old to travel. To right the wrongs of a long forgotten wizard war, and call new wars into being. Here is the long awaited major new novel from one of the brightest stars in the fantasy and science fiction firmament.C.J. Cherryh’s haunting story of the wizard Mauryl, kingmaker for a thousand years of Men, and Tristen, fated to sow distrust between a prince and his father being. A tale as deep as legend and a intimate as love, it tells of a battle beyond Time, in which all Destiny turns on the wheel of an old man’s ambition, a young man’s innocence, and the unkept promised of a king to come.
Tristen is both more and less than a man. A summoning, a shaping, he was brought to life by a wizard, to serve a king yet to be crowned. Now the wizard is dead: a united Ylesuin, and a peace this land has never known. Cefwyn needs his only friend, this young man of mysterious origins who is more brother than vassal. He relies on Tristen, and trusts him though he knows not why, as he plans the war that will bring his dream to pass…
or bring ruin upon them all. The eagerly awaited sequel to her acclaimed Fortress in the Eye of Time, C.J. Cherryh’s newest high fantasy triumph is an epic saga of destiny and intrigue in a magical world as wondrous, and as real, as our own.
‘I Dreamed of Owl. That Means Wizardry is Near.’Tristen is a weapon in an ancient war between wizardry and sorcery. He is a summoning and a shaping, brought to life by a wizard. And his sword is a weapon as well. Its keen blade, marked Illusion on one side and Truth on the other, once helped Tristen win the throne of Ylesuin for the young king Cefwyn, gaining Tristen the stewardship of the brave country of Amefel. Tristen’s rule in Amefel is blessed with two extraordinary friends: one a stalwart and simple warrior, the other a young rebel with royal blood. But the scarlet banners of war are unfolding again, and far more than a kingdom is at stake. Now Tristen must take up the sword as well as the Sihh magic he has forsworn. He is destiny’s own, created a combatant in a far older and more fearsome conflict than any ever imagined by mere mortal man. And he is about to do battle once more…
. Rich with magic, intrigue, and adventure, this high fantasy series from the acclaimed C. J. Cherryh brings to life an enchanting world as real as, yet far more wondrous, than our own.
The walls between the worlds are down. A new unfolding has begun…
It started long ago, as a war between the shadowy Immortals that persists today, as the wizard Mauryl’s Shaping confronts the Shadows summoned from Chaos. Tristen is that Shaping. Both more and less than human, he successfully fought sorcery’s evil tides, a victory that brought his friend Cefwyn both a kingdom and true love. But the Lines that hold the world in place are shifting again. A ruthless enemy is preparing for battle. Once again, Tristen will take up the sword inscribed with ‘Truth’ and ‘Illusion’ on its blade. But he faces more than war and a pretender to Cefwyn’s throne. The Shadows he sees are straight from Ruin a flow of darkness covering the world like ink…
Fortress of Dragons completes the high fantasy epic begun in Fortress in the Eye of Time and continued in Fortress of Eagles and Fortress of Owls a powerful tale set in a world of magic, violence, wonder and awe a world as vividly real as our own.
Two surprising allies have emerged to aid the embattled ruler in a struggle he must win: Cefwyn’s two young sons. Aewyn Marhanen is the prince destined to rule. Aewyn’s half brother, Elfwyn Aswydd the bast*ard son of the king and the sorceress Tarien Aswydd has spent years unaware of his parentage, yet now it is his time to emerge and claim the gifted birthright he’s been denied for so long. But a dark, sinister magic has crept close to the young man and seized hold of the kingdom. Nothing is as it seems, as the bonds of family strain against the powerful forces that would see them undone and the battle is joined to unmask and destroy the malevolence that threatens to unhinge the king’s peaceful and fragile reign.
One of the most renowned figures in science fiction, C. J. Cherryh has been enthralling audiences for nearly thirty years with rich and complex novels. Now at the peak of her career, this three time Hugo Award Winner launches her most ambitious work in decades, Hammerfall, part of a far ranging series, The Gene Wars, set in an entirely new universe scarred by the most vicious of future weaponry, nanotechnology. In this brilliant novel possibly Cherryh’s masterwork the fate of billions has come down to a confrontation between two profoundly alien cultures on a single desert planet.’The mad shall be searched out and given to the Ila’s messengers. No man shall conceal madness in his wife, or his son, or his daughter, or his father. Every one must be delivered up.’ The Book of the Ila’s Au’itMarak has suffered the madness his entire life. He is a prince and warrior, strong and shrewd and expert in the ways of the desert covering his planet. In the service of his father, he has dedicated his life to overthrowing the Ila, the mysterious eternal dictator of his world. For years he has successfully hidden the visions that plague him voices pulling him eastward, calling Marak, Marak, Marak, amid mind twisting visions of a silver tower. But when his secret is discovered, Marak is betrayed by his own father and forced to march in an endless caravan with the rest of his world’s madmen to the Ila’s city of Oburan. Instead of death, Marak finds in Oburan his destiny, and the promise of life if he can survive what is surely a suicidal mission. The Ila wants him to discover the source of the voices and visions that afflict the mad. Despite the dangers of the hostile desert, tensions within the caravan, and his own excruciating doubts, Marak miraculously reaches his goal only to be given another, even more impossible mission by the strange people in the towers. According to these beings who look like him yet act differently than anyone he has ever known, Marak has a slim chance to save his world’s people from the wrath of the Ilas enemies. But to do so, he must convince them all warring tribes, villagers, priests, young and old, as well as the Ila herself to follow him on an epic trek across the burning desert before the hammer of the Ila’s foes falls from the heavens above. Written with deceptive simplicity and lyricism, this riveting, fast paced epic of war, love, and survival in a brave new world marks a major achievement from the masterful C.J. Cherryh.
One of today’s bestselling and most critically acclaimed writers of science fiction and fantasy, C. J. Cherryh has been entertaining readers for more than thirty years with beautifully imagined, complex novels of intrigue and adventure. With Hammerfall she began an entirely new universe her first in three decades and an enthralling tale of mystery and survival on a desert world devastated by nanotechnology. Now she returns to the captivating universe of The Gene Wars in a brilliant, visionary story that reaches from the desert to the stars. Forge of Heaven At the far edge of the galaxy, tiny Concord Station holds a unique place in the universe the one place where humans from Earth, the strange Outsider worlds, and the extremely powerful, alien ondat all coexist, bound together to the fate of the fragile world below. Scarred by vicious nanotechnology unleashed by the powerful ondat, this lone desert planet acts as the crucible to determine whether there can be peace between the far spanning empires of the universe, or unending, unstoppable war to rival even the cataclysmic Gene Wars that once devastated untold galaxies. Born the son of a desert prince, Marak trin Tain knows all too well the knife edge between diplomacy and disaster. Centuries ago he was caught in the battle between the terrorist First Movement and Earth, and the resulting destruction when the ondat sent planet crushing missiles to prevent contagion from uncontrolled nanotechnology. Now, immortal but not invulnerable, he shepherds the evolving world and its brave inhabitants toward a new future. But this utopia is hardly idyllic, and a journey of discovery becomes one of desperation when a violent act of nature threatens even Marak’s own survival. High above on Concord Station, intrigues andalliances from every faction of Earth and the Outsider colonies fight for influence, while the implacable ondat pursue their own unfathomable goals. In the midst of dangerous collusion, all the watcherProcyon wants is to record the miracles of the planet evolving below, sharing in the undreamed of wonder of watching a new world grow. But the surprise arrival of a ship from Earth upsets the delicate balance of power on the station, and a deadly attack becomes the opportunity for rebellion. Caught up in a web of danger and intrigue, Procyon will step far beyond his comfortable life into a nightmare of dangers, as plot within plot unravels with disastrous consequences. For the fate of one man could decide the future of human and alien alike…
and the ondat are watching.
Swordmaster Shoka bids farewell to court intrigue after the death of the old Emperor. Taizu, who is determined to become a swordwoman, seeks out Shoka and begs his help to exact revenge upon the evil tyrant Lord Ghita. Soon, Shoka and Taizu become the stuff of legends. A fantasy epic by the author of the Hugo and Nebula Award winning novels Cyteen and Downbelow Station. Reissue.
Avoiding other humans because of the curse placed on him, Caithe mac Sliabhan nevertheless aids a strange couple who claim to be husband and wife but look like twins to Caith and who are under the spell of a witch.
A stunning collection of C.J. Cherryh’s short fiction Featuring the short stories, novellas, and novelettes of multiple award winning author C.J. Cherryh, this volume is a must have for fans and newcomers alike. It includes stories that originally appeared in her earlier collections, in magazines, and in other collections from DAW and other publishers. This special volume will include an introduction by Cherryh, written exclusively for this book.
From Kerlak Publishing: Heaven lays down the law and Hell gets more Hellish in Lawyers in Hell, marking the return of Heroes in Helltm, the greatest shared universe of all times. The Commandments weren’t merely suggestions and there were over three hundred of them. And now, as the Higher Powers send auditors through the underworlds to dispense yet greater injustice, heroes and villains from all of history are about to be reminded that sin doesn’t pay…
and in Hell, neither does virtue:…
Satan gives an interview and hands down a terrible judgment…
. Alexander the Great and Lawrence of Arabia try to get a soldier off the hook…
. Caesar and Cleopatra seek an out of court settlement when Hell’s auditors come calling…
. Leonidas and the 300 face a Hot Wash in Hades…
. Che Guevara and Kurt Cobain find out you can’t love the bomb…
. Rasputin tells it like it is, and deeper damnation is the result for Marie Antoinette…
. Napoleon and Wellington go high tech in order to fight Hell’s demons…
. Harry Houdini finds there’s no escape. All this and more peril in Perdition await in 22 tales that will make you fear for your immortal soul…
Including the diabolical works of: Janet Morris Richard Groller Nancy Asire CJ Cherryh Edward McKeown Bruce Durham Michael Armstrong Allan Gilbreath Michael H. Hanson Kimberly Richardson Deborah Koren Larry Atchley, Jr. Sarah Hulcy David L. Burkhead Chris Morris Scott Oden John Manning Michael Z. Williamson Jason Cordova Leo Champion Bradley H. Sinor
From the authors of Elfquest and the creators of Thieves’ World, this second volume is set in the Elfquest world a time when the Wolves and the Wolf Riders were forming their deep emotional bonds and learning how to live on the World of Two Moons.
Tor’s popular shared world series provides an opportunity for some of the most talented and successful fantasy writers to explore the history and background of Elfquest. Featured authors include Mercedes Lackey, Lynn Abbey, Nancy Springer, and others. TP: Tor.
Set in the Elfquest universe, this volume contains stories about elves and their Wolfkin written by some of today’s finest fantasy writers, including Mercedes Lackey, Esther Friesner, Diana L. Paxson, and many others.
Ten of the top writers of fantasy present their views of the ways and byways of fairyland:ISAAC ASIMOV A most unusual knight meets an even more unusual dragon. TERRY BROOKS A boy and an elf discover courage conquers more than monsters.C.J. CHERRYH Three wishes and the strangest love story ever told. LESTER DEL REY The little princess didn’t really believe in a fairy godmother. SUSAN DEXTER The hermit boy didn’t know that his pet fawn was a unicorn. WAYLAND DREW Each traveler claimed precedence until a stranger joined them. BARBARA HAMBLY Three strange children from a dragon’s lair were loved, until…
KATHERINE KURTZ A fairy learns of faith and love from a holy man. ANNE McCAFFREY Humans and the descendants of Pegasus seek to escape their prison. LAWRENCE WATT EVANS Killing a dragon is easy once one knows how.