Forty Thousand in Gehenna

by C. J. Cherryh
Forty Thousand in Gehenna - C. J. Cherryh 8.26   4

The 40.000 colonists on Gehenna are abandoned for political reasons. When the re-supply ships fail to arrive, the colony begins to collapse. But the real story is yet to come.

Over a period of 200 years, the descendants of the colonists who couldn't impost Terran conditions on Gehenna became a part of Gehennan ecology themselves, by entering a partnership with the planet's native intelligence – the lizardlike, burrowing calibans.


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Release date 1983
Details updated August 24, 2022

The Alliance-Union Universe :: Series

Series contains 16 total works.

Mankind has flown to the stars, expanding far into the void. But relations between the colonies and Earth become tense, resulting in the forming of the Merchanters' Alliance and The Union.

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Merchanter's Luck 7.00   3
Port Eternity 6.00   1
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Rimrunners 8.00   4
Heavy Time 8.00   3
Hellburner 7.34   3
Tripoint 8.34   3
Finity's End 6.00   2

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