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Alliance Space

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 608 Seiten
In two classic novels set in the Union-Alliance universe, the colonists on Gehenna, abandoned for political reasons, join forces w... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

In two classic novels set in the Union-Alliance universe, the colonists on Gehenna, abandoned for political reasons, join forces with the planet's native reptillian calibans to survive.

Praise for the novels of Alliance Space:

"Merchanter's Luck is a story of transformation, not magical or mysterious but accomplished slowly through hard work. It is also about the power of misunderstanding and the courage of trust.... Filled with background details, customs, and a past, Merchanter's Luck is another exceptional C.J. Cherryh novel." —Science Fiction Review

"Cherryh's talent for inventing fully realized and detailed societies improves an already good adventure." —Library Journal

"Well worked out, fun and well worth your money. Enjoy." —Analog

"Cherryh tantalizes our minds with these enigmatic aliens, captures our hearts with her characters, and involves us completely with her mix of broad and narrow views of a culture's rise. Once again, Cherryh proves herself a consistently thoughtful and entertaining writer." —Publishers Weekly

"When Cherryh is writing at her best, there are few in the field who can touch her, and this is very close to being her very best.... One of the most thoughtful novels of the past few years." —S. F. Chronicle

"In the guise of crisp, science-oriented speculation and adventure, [40,000 in Gehenna] proves to be a wider exploration of alienness, sexual roles, and humanity." —Locus

Autorentext
C. J. Cherryh planned to write since the age of ten. When she was older, she learned to use a typewriter while triple-majoring in Classics, Latin, and Greek. With more than seventy books to her credit, and the winner of three Hugo Awards, she is one of the most prolific and highly respected authors in the science fiction field. Cherryh was recently named a Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. She lives in Washington state. She can be found at cherryh.com.

Klappentext

This omnibus edition of two novels set in C.J. Cherryh's most renowned universe--the Union-Alliance Universe--marks the first time these books have been available in more than a decade. Merchanter's Luck is an unforgettable story of two spacers who accomplish something amazing together that neither could have achieved alone. Forty Thousand in Gehenna traces the history of a unique civilization that arises from descendants of human colonists and native alien species. Together these two novels further explore the fascinating universe Cherryh created in her Hugo award-winning novels, Downbelow Station and Cyteen.

Zusammenfassung
Two Alliance-Union novels, Merchanter's Luck and Forty Thousand in Gehenna, bound in one omnibus volume for the first time!

Merchanter's Luck—His name was Sandor and he was the owner and entire crew of a tramp star-freighter that flew the Union planets under false papers and fake names. Her name was Allison and she was a proud but junior member of the powerful family whose mighty starship, Dublin Again, was the true queen of the spaceways. They met at Viking Station, she seeking a night’s dalliance, he desperately in search of a spacer assistant. Their fateful meeting was to lead to a record-breaking race to Pell Station, thereby catching the calculating eye of the grim commander of the Alliance battlecraft Norway, and a terrifying showdown at a deadly destination off the cosmic charts.

Forty Thousand In Gehenna—When forty thousand human colonists are abandoned for political reasons on a planet called Gehenna, and re-supply ships fail to arrive, collapse seems imminent. Yet over the next two centuries, the descendants of the original colonists survive despite all odds by entering a partnership with the planet’s native intelligence—the lizard-like, burrowing calibans.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Alliance Space
Untertitel: Merchanter's Luck / 40,000 in Gehenna
Autor:
EAN: 9780756404949
ISBN: 978-0-7564-0494-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Random House N.Y.
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Anzahl Seiten: 608
Jahr: 2008