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Downbelow Station (Company Wars Series)
     

Downbelow Station (Company Wars Series)

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by C. J. Cherryh
 

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A legend among sci-fi readers, C.J. Cherryh's Union-Alliance novels, while separate and complete in themselves, are part of a much larger tapestry-a future history spanning 5,000 years of human civilization.

Downbelow Station is the book that won Cherryh a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1982. A blockbuster space opera of the rebellion between Earth and

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A legend among sci-fi readers, C.J. Cherryh's Union-Alliance novels, while separate and complete in themselves, are part of a much larger tapestry-a future history spanning 5,000 years of human civilization.

Downbelow Station is the book that won Cherryh a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1982. A blockbuster space opera of the rebellion between Earth and its far-flung colonies, it is a classic science fiction masterwork.

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Winner of the 1982 Hugo Award for Best Novel

"Cherryh has created her strongest character and her best novel in a story of space exploration, colonization and war." —Questar

"Full of imagination, action, and understandable, sympathetic characters...." —Analog 

“The well-drawn variety of backgrounds and motivations of the characters is the work’s strength.” —VOYA
 
“A solid, vividly realized background; excellent characterization of humans and aliens; and an ability to keep a story moving… Intelligent space adventure, conceived and executed on a grand scale.” —Booklist
 
Downbelow Station is a fascinating, complex deep-space-war political novel with a lot of subtle twists.” —Fantasiae
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780886772277
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
02/01/1981
Series:
Company Wars Series , #3
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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"Cherryh tantalizes our minds...captures our hearts and involves us completely...a consistently thoughtful and entertaining writer."—Publisher's Weekly

"Satisfying and rewarding."—Analog

Meet the Author

C. J. Cherryh planned to write since the age of ten. When she was older, she learned to use a typewriter while triple-majoring in Classics, Latin, and Greek. With more than seventy books to her credit, and the winner of three Hugo Awards, she is one of the most prolific and highly respected authors in the science fiction field. Cherryh was recently named a Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. She lives in Washington state. She can be found at cherryh.com.

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Downbelow Station (Company Wars Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Dashiell3 More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of my favorite science fiction books of all time, ranked among Frank Herbert's Dune and Isaac Asimov's Foundation. There's a lot of politics, but there's also a fair amount of action. What's most surprising is that this living, breathing universe, which C. J. Cherryh has fashioned for this books and many of her others, is totally belivable and understandable. You'll be hard put to find a character in Downbelow Station you can't empathize with, or at least understand how he or she thinks, and be thrilled to read what they do next. I was reading during class when the plot was building up to a crescendo because I couldn't put it down. I haven't read Cyteen yet, which is a followup, and quite frankly its density is a little bit daunting, but after reading Downbelow Station I can't wait to sit down and give it a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is just a fantastic piece of scifi! For lovers of hard scifi this book definitely has crunch!
Anonymous 10 months ago
. . . could we get ebooks for the other sci-fi novels pertaining to Downbelow Station, like MERCHANTER'S LUCK etc al.?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
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