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C.J. Cherryh is an American author of science fiction and fantasy novels. She is the creator and author of the Alliance-Union universe (including the Chanur Saga), the Merovingen Nights series, Fortress/Tristen series and the Foreigner series. In her style of writing, the story is narrated in the third person, but the only things written about are through the eyes of the main character. She focuses on the themes of politics, militarism and outsiders trying to fit in in a new, different culture. Cherryh lives near Spokane, Washington with fellow sci-fi/fantasy author and artist Jane Fancher.

C.J. Cherryh made her debut as a published novelist in 1976 with the novels Gate of Ivrel and Brothers of Earth. Since that time, she has written over 60 novels and collections. She has won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1976, several Hugo Awards, a Locust Award and many other awards (including an asteroid named after her). Below is a list of C.J. Cherryh’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Morgaine Books


Gate of Ivrel(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Well of Shiuan(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fires of Azeroth(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exile's Gate(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hanan Rebellion Books


Brothers of Earth(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunter of Worlds(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Faded Sun Books


Kesrith(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shon'Jir(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kutath(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Alliance-Union Books


Serpent's Reach(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forty Thousand in Gehenna(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chanur Books


The Pride of Chanur(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chanur's Venture(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kif Strike Back(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chanur's Homecoming(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chanur's Legacy(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Alliance-Union: Company Wars Books


Downbelow Station(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Merchanter's Luck(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rimrunners(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heavy Time(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellburner(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tripoint(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Finity's End(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Company Wars Books

The novels Heavy Time and Hellburner are the first two novels in the series in chronological order. The rest are the same as the publication order.

Publication Order of Age Of Exploration Books


Port Eternity(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voyager in Night(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cuckoo's Egg(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Arafel/Ealdwood Books


The Dreamstone(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tree of Swords and Jewels(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Heroes In Hell Books


The Gates of Hell(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rebels in Hell(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Masters in Hell(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kings in Hell(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Legions of Hell(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Merovingen Nights Books


Festival Moon(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fever Season(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Troubled Waters(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smuggler's Gold(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Divine Right(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flood Tide(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Endgame(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Alliance-Union: Cyteen Books


The Betrayal(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rebirth(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vindiction(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Regenesis(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Rusalka Books


Rusalka(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chernevog(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yvgenie(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sword Of Knowledge Books


A Dirge for Sabis(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wizard Spawn(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reap the Whirlwind(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Foreigner Books


Foreigner(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Invader(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inheritor(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Precursor(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Defender(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Explorer(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Destroyer(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pretender(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deliverer(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conspirator(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deceiver(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Betrayer(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Intruder(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Protector(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Peacemaker(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Finisterre Books


Rider at the Gate(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cloud's Rider(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fortress Books


Fortress in the Eye of Time(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortress of Eagles(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortress of Owls(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortress of Dragons(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortress of Ice(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Gene Wars Books


Hammerfall(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forge of Heaven(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Hestia(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wave Without a Shore(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Glass and Amber(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Paladin(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Goblin Mirror(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faery in Shadow(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lois and Clark(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil to the Belt(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Sunfall(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alien Stars(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Visible Light(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Alien Stars also contains stories by Joe Haldeman and Timothy Zahn. The Gates of Hell and Kings of Hell is co-authored by Janet Morris. Rebels in Hell is co-edited by Janet Morris. Masters in Hell was co-authored by David Drake, Bill Kerby and Janet Morris. The Sword of Knowledge series was co-authored with Nancy Asire, Leslie Fish and Mercedes Lackey.

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