Port Eternity - C. J. Cherryh 6.00   1

Their names were Lancelot, Elaine, Percivale, Gawain, Modred, Lynette and Vivien, but they were not characters from legend. They were made people, clone servants designed to suit the fancy of their opulent owner, the Lady Dela Kirn. And they worked aboard the Maid, an anachronistic fantasy of a spaceship, decorated with swords, heraldic banners, old-looking beams masking the structural joints, and lamps that mimicked live flame.

They lived in a kind of dream, and had no idea of their origins, their prototypes in those old, old story tapes of romance, chivalry, heroism and betrayal.

Until a wandering instability, a knot in time, a ripple in the between sucked them into a spatial no-man's-land from which there seemed to be no escape. And they were left alone, with the borrowed personas of their ancient namesakes, to face a crisis those venerable spirits were never designed to master.

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Release date 1982
Details updated August 16, 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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Related series The Faded Sun Trilogy
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Hunter of Worlds 8.00   1
Serpent's Reach 8.00   2
Downbelow Station 7.00   6
Wave Without a Shore 5.00   1
Merchanter's Luck 7.00   3
Port Eternity 6.00   1
Forty Thousand in Gehenna 8.26   4
Voyager in Night 6.00   2
Cuckoo's Egg 8.50   2
Merovingen Nights: Angel with the Sword 7.00   2
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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