Glass and Amber
A collection of short stories and essays.
Glass and Amber, the Boskone 24 commemorative book, is a collection by Guest of Honor C. J. Cherryh. Some of the items contained herein are:
- "A Gift of Prophecy," a startling story about a fantastic Oracle originally found by an archaeology team on a far off world.
- "Romantic/Science Fiction," an article that explores the relationship between science fiction and "romantic fiction" (in the traditional sense, not in the Harlequin sense, of the word).
- "Of Law and Magic," a gripping story set on the world Liavek. It tells how a woman's Luck causes some very powerful people to save her brother's life.
- "The Avoidance Factor," an original article discussing the various theories of why other sentient species might exist and what they might be up to, including why they may not have space travel capabilities as well as several other articles and stories.
C. J. Cherryh (born 1942) is the pen name of Carolyn Janice Cherry, a multiple-award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer. She currently resides in Spokane County, Washington.
Cherryh is pronounced ”Cherry”. The author appended a silent ”h” to her real name because her first editor felt that ”Cherry” sounded too much like a romance writer.
The asteroid 77185 Cherryh has been named in her honour.