02-25-2009 11:34 AM
Everyone needs some Tender Loving Care
02-25-2009 06:50 PM
I love C.J. Cherryh! She was – and is – a true pioneer in SF and fantasy. Isn't it interesting that she used the pseudonym C.J. Cherryh instead of her real name (Carolyn Janice Cherry) because her publisher wanted her name to sound "masculine?" Wow – have times changed (thank God!)...
I agree with all of your picks, Toni but I would add her (classic) Faded Sun trilogyFaded Sun Trilogy Omnibus
as well as her Foreigner series, which I think is one of the very best sagas to deal with alien/human relationships. She explores the complexities of interspecies co-habitation with a meticulous, almost sociological, intensity and these novels are to be absolutely savored.