Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1989; winner of the SF Chronicle Award, best novel in 1989; winner of the Locus Award for Best SF Novel in 1989; nominated for the Best Novel for the British Science Fiction Association Award in 1989; placed number 38 on Locus' list of best SF novels before 1990.
Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, this is bestseller C. J. Cherryh's masterpiece: a multilayered epic of interstellar cabals and dark human passions; genius, blackmail, and sacrifice; murder, resurrection, and the betrayal of innocence – and loyalty stronger than death...
The classic novel of C. J. Cherryh's Merchanter Universe: a profound exploration of genetics, environment, nurture, society – and the secrets of human intelligence.
The saga of two young friends trapped in an endless nightmare of suspicion and surveillance, of cyber-programmed servants and a ruling class with century-long lives – and the enigmatic woman who dominates them all...
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.
Cyteen consists of two works. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.
Main series The Alliance-Union Universe