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.