Chanur's Homecoming (Chanur Series #4)

Chanur's Homecoming (Chanur Series #4)

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by C. J. Cherryh
     
 

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When those aliens entities called "humans" sent their first exploration ship into Compact space, the traditional power alliances of the seven Compact races were catastrophically disrupted. And, giving shelter to Tully, the only surviving human, Pyanfar Chanur and her feline hani crew were pitched into the center of a galactic maelstrom, becoming key players in a

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When those aliens entities called "humans" sent their first exploration ship into Compact space, the traditional power alliances of the seven Compact races were catastrophically disrupted. And, giving shelter to Tully, the only surviving human, Pyanfar Chanur and her feline hani crew were pitched into the center of a galactic maelstrom, becoming key players in a power game which could cause an intersteller war, or bring the last hope for peace between eight barely compatible alien races.

Editorial Reviews

Minneapolis Star and Tribune
This book and the rest of the Chanur series...comprise one of the best science fiction tales ever. Don't miss it.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A member of the peaceful, clannish, matriarchal hani race, merchant-ship captain Pyanfar Chanur would rather be left alone to earn her living. Circumstances, however, have drawn her into a vast, complicated power struggle, as the uneasy relations among several spacegoing species are enflamed by the arrival of the first humans. Armed skirmishes are rare, but hostage-taking, torture and betrayal become standard. In this amalgam of strains from current international politics (the Mideast particularly), each race harbors several factions fighting to enact their own agendas and willing to deal with their ostensible enemies to come out on top. Thus, the ambitious kif Sikkukut releases his hostages to Chanur only after she agrees to help him seize Meetpoint station. As in the previous three titles in Cherryh's series, the interesting premise of action played out against a background of volatile culture clashes devolves into a drawn-out string of inconclusive conflicts. Paperback rights to DAW. (September 8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780886771775
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
04/10/2001
Series:
Chanur Series , #4
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.09(d)

Meet the Author

C. J. Cherryh planned to write since the age of ten. When she was older, she learned to use a type writer while triple-majoring in Classics, Latin and Greek. At 33, she signed over her first three books to DAW and has worked with DAW ever since. She can be found at cherryh.com.

C. J. Cherryh planned to write since the age of ten. When she was older, she learned to use a type writer while triple-majoring in Classics, Latin and Greek. At 33, she signed over her first three books to DAW and has worked with DAW ever since. She can be found at cherryh.com.

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Chanur's Homecoming (Chanur Series #4) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
About time this came out. I've been waiting impatiently since the other Chanur books came out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The complicated and realistic plot twists and turns makes this series one of the few books you can read again and again!!! This is something you want to keep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago