Regenesis (Cyteen Series)

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The long-awaited sequel to the Hugo award-winning novels Cyteen and Downbelow Station.

The direct sequel to Cyteen, Regenesis continues the story of Ariane Emory, Personal Replicate, the genetic clone of one of the greatest scientists humanity has ever produced, and of her search for the murderer of her progenitor-the original Ariane Emory. Murder, politics, deception, and genetic and psychological manipulation combine against a backdrop of interstellar human factions at odds to...

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Overview

The long-awaited sequel to the Hugo award-winning novels Cyteen and Downbelow Station.

The direct sequel to Cyteen, Regenesis continues the story of Ariane Emory, Personal Replicate, the genetic clone of one of the greatest scientists humanity has ever produced, and of her search for the murderer of her progenitor-the original Ariane Emory. Murder, politics, deception, and genetic and psychological manipulation combine against a backdrop of interstellar human factions at odds to confront questions that have remained unanswered for two decades...

Who killed the original Ariane Emory?

And can her Personal Replicate avoid the same fate?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The long-awaited, intricate sequel to Cherryh's Hugo-winning Cyteen(1989) brings events full circle. Brilliant 18-year-old scientist Ariane Emory, a clone, resumes the work of her original: psychogenesis, the cloning of psychology and memory. Fellow clone Justin Warrick tutors "second Ariane," but when Justin's exiled original, Jordan, returns to Cyteen's research city of Reseune, he stirs up trouble and questions about who really killed first Ariane and why the clones of the participants in Cyteen's original power struggle seem to be reprising the roles of their predecessors. Plots and subplots revolve around second Ariane as she desperately attempts to unravel the motivations of players alive and dead. Complex and rich, with beautifully rounded characters, this novel can stand alone, but will delight fans of Cyteen with extra layers of meaning that resonate between old and new. (Jan.)

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Library Journal

As one of humanity's most talented scientists, Ariane Emory was critical in the movement against the continued terraforming of the human-colonized planet Cyteen. Now, her clone, or Personal Replicate, Ariane Emory PR, possesses full citizenship rights and all the perks that were once her "mother's"-and she must discover who was responsible for her original's death before she suffers the same fate. Set against the richly developed future involving political, social, and sometimes military battles between the Union and Alliance interstellar organizations, this latest novel by the author of the Alliance-Union Universe novels serves as a sequel to both Cyteen and Downbelow Station. Cherryh's storytelling talent remains unmatched for its clearness of execution and its exceptional readability. Most libraries will want this volume for their sf collections. Highly recommended.


—Jackie Cassada
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756405922
  • Publisher: DAW
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Series: Cyteen Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 418,764
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.70 (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.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    Wonderful!

    Cherryh picked up where she left off with the Cyteen series and kept everything true to the story line.

    She did not change things to reflect our current technologies-she stayed true to the world and the time line that she created. This above all was what I valued. Too often, when series have a long time between books, but the story time line picks up where the last book ends, the current technologies, etc, appear.

    She is still the great writer I have always enjoyed. I was sad when I finished the book!

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  • Posted March 31, 2009

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    A great sequel to the Cyteen book, I loved it!

    I thought this was an excellent book and a wonderful continuation of the story of Ariane and company. This book is complex in the flavors of politics and relationships between Ariane and her friends and enemies, it is a rich tapestry of politics and science, life and everything in between. I thought it was wonderful book, some of the science stuff eluded me but it was a big part of story especially regarding genetics and it's implications and that is reflective of our own times since we are in the begining of genetics and it's ethics nowadays. Excellent read and ends dramatically so get the book and enjoy it!

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    This is a continuation of Cyteen and picks up where it left off.

    C.J. Cherryh is an extraordinary writer and story teller who's hallmark is the creation of a possible future or alternative universe with a complex thread and jargon unique to the landscape she has created but left for the reader to puzzle out. The story, even when highly cerebral, as with Regenesis, maintains a high level of uncertainty and drama throughout.

    Here, as in Cyteen, the character of Arianne Emory is a repeat of the theme introduced with Pyanfar, of the clever female in charge of something, space ships, government agencies, etc, fighting for survival using her superior wits in a male dominated milieu. You may or may not like her, but you do root for her.

    It helps to have read some of the other novels in this series, (i.e. Cyteen, Mercanter's Luck, Downbelow Station, etc)to get a more complete picture of the universe she has created, but this novel stands alone and can be read as a one-off.

    Even though it is fairly long, I was disappointed when it ended and wanted more. I hope we see more of Union Space and Arianne Emory from Ms. Cherryh.

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  • Posted November 19, 2008

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    An excellent sequel to CYTEEN

    In the research city of Reseune, eighteen year old scientist Ariane ¿Ari¿ Emory is a clone of a late brilliant warped person whose work on psychogenesis, the cloning of psychology and memory, was ingenious; the evidence being Ari II. However, Ariane I was killed by an unknown adversary during a power struggle. Meanwhile another clone Justin Warrick mentors the ¿second Ariane¿.<BR/><BR/>However, all hell breaks loose when Justin¿s prototype Jordan comes home from exile demanding justice. He wants to know who killed Ariane I. Even more disturbing in his mind is that the history of the Union seems to be repeating itself with violence and death, but this time the battle for power also includes clones. <BR/><BR/>Two decades have past since CYTEEN was published, but fans of the series will feel the wait was worth it as the sequel REGENESIS retains the dark gloomy future of the first tale. The key is the cast who make Cherryh¿s grim picture plausible although the plot with several clever spins focuses on Ari II; she holds it together as a second power struggle erupts. Although reading CYTEEN is not a must prerequisite to appreciate REGENESIS, this reviewer suggests starting with the original super first story that holds up nicely as that enhances the backdrop to the excellent sequel. <BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    Regenesis: Rainy Day or Any Day

    I never availed myself of the opportunity to read "Cyteen", the volume that precedes "Regenesis," when it was first released; thus, I have had the very great pleasure of reading both books consecutively as a fresh experience - and I still want more.

    This volume continues to chronicle the rise of Ariane Emory, PR as she steadily recovers her predecessor's power and influence, even as she puts her own stamp on things. The differences are perhaps more intriguing than the similarities, eerie as those latter may be. The framework set by the development of the Geraud, Abban, & Seely clones is a nice periodic reminder of so many things: the passage of time, the developing connections, the potential for similarities and divergences. Again, the ongoing discussions of life, death, genetic manipulation, cloning per se, destiny vs. free will, nature vs. nurture vs. nature/nurture, loyalty, duty, necessity, ethics, choices, etc. are thoughtful and open-ended.

    This reading is a pleasure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

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    Great read!

    Finally a follow up to Cyteen. Wonderful book. An interesting look in to human psychology especially concerning power. Not to mention, it's just a danged good read!

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  • Posted April 14, 2009

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    another great one

    As always CJ Cherryh has done it again with another story from the Cyteen Series. I only wonder what took so long to see it come out.

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