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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:

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Publication Order of The Morgaine Cycle Books

Gate of Ivrel (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Well of Shiuan (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fires of Azeroth (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Exile's Gate (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Hanan Rebellion Books

Brothers of Earth (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hunter of Worlds (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Faded Sun Books

Publication Order of Alliance-Union Books

Serpent's Reach (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Forty Thousand in Gehenna (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Hinder Stars Books

Alliance Rising (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Chanur Books

The Pride of Chanur (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chanur's Venture (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Kif Strike Back (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chanur's Homecoming (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chanur's Legacy (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Alliance-Union: Company Wars Books

Chronological Order of Alliance-Union: Company Wars Books

Publication Order of Age of Exploration Books

Port Eternity (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Voyager in Night (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cuckoo's Egg (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Arafel Books

The Dreaming Tree (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Tree of Swords and Jewels (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Merovingen Nights Books

Angel with the Sword (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Festival Moon (By: Pat Tobin) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fever Season (By: Pat Tobin) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Troubled Waters (By: Chris Morris) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Smuggler's Gold (By: Chris Morris) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Divine Right (By: Bradley H. Sinor) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flood Tide (By: Bradley H. Sinor) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Endgame (By: Pat Tobin) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Alliance-Union: Cyteen Books

Publication Order of Rusalka Books

Publication Order of The Sword of Knowledge Books

A Dirge for Sabis (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wizard Spawn (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reap the Whirlwind (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Foreigner Books

(with Jane S. Fancher)

Publication Order of Finisterre Books

Rider at the Gate (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cloud's Rider (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Fortress Books

Fortress in the Eye of Time (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fortress of Eagles (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fortress of Owls (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fortress of Dragons (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fortress of Ice (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Gene Wars Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Hestia (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wave Without a Shore (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Glass and Amber (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Paladin (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Goblin Mirror (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Faery in Shadow (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lois & Clark (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Ealdwood (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Scapegoat (in Alien Stars) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gwydion and the Dragon (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Sunfall (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Visible Light (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Blood Of Ten Chiefs Books

The Blood of Ten Chiefs (With: Nancy Springer,Diana L. Paxson,Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin,Diane Carey,Mark C. Perry,Richard Pini,Allen L. Wold) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wolfsong (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin,Richard Pini) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Winds of Change (By: Mercedes Lackey,Nancy Springer,Janny Wurts,Diana L. Paxson,Lynn Abbey,Richard Pini,Allen L. Wold) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Against the Wind (By: Mercedes Lackey,Nancy Springer,Diana L. Paxson,Lynn Abbey,Len Wein,Heather Gladney,Richard Pini,Allen L. Wold,Deni Loubert) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Hours (By: Mercedes Lackey,Esther M. Friesner,Nancy Springer,Diana L. Paxson,Lynn Abbey,Richard Pini) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Heroes in Hell Books

Rebels In Hell (By: Janet Morris) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heroes in Hell (With: Gregory Benford,David Drake,Janet Morris) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gates of Hell (With: Janet Morris) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Masters in Hell (With: David Drake) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kings in Hell (With: Janet Morris) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crusaders in Hell (With: Gregory Benford,David Drake,Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael Amstrong,Bill Kerby) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Legions of Hell (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Angels in Hell (By: Janet Morris) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Little Helliad (By: Janet Morris,Chris Morris) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War in Hell (By: Janet Morris) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prophets in Hell (With: George Alec Effinger,Robert Sheckley,David Drake,Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Brad Miner,Bill Kerby,Richard Groller) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Explorers in Hell (By: David Drake) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bridge Over Hell (By: Janet Morris,Michael A. Armstrong) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lawyers in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Jason Cordova,Bruce Durham,Sarah Hulcy,Larry Atchley Jr.,John Manning,Richard Groller) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rogues in Hell (By: Bradley H. Sinor,Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Shirley Meier,Michael Z. Williamson,Michael H. Hanson,Julie Cochrane,David L. Burkhead,H. David Blalock,Bruce Durham,Sarah Hulcy,Larry Atchley Jr.,John Manning,Richard Groller,Michael A. Armstrong,Bill Snider,Deborah Koren,Jack William Finley,Edward McKeown,Allan Gibreath) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dreamers in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Ed McKeown,Sara M. Harvey,David L. Burkhead,Jason Cordova,Sarah Hulcy,Larry Atchley Jr.,John Manning,Richard Groller,Tom Barczak,Yelle Hughes,Bill Snider,Deborah Koren,Shebat Legion,Jack William Finley,Michael A. Ventrella,Bettina Meister,Petra Jorns) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Poets in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Joe Bonadonna,pdmac,Bruce Durham,Larry Atchley Jr.,Richard Groller,Michael A. Armstrong,Tom Barczak,Matthew Kirshenblatt,Beth W. Patterson,Yelle Hughes,Bill Snider,Deborah Koren,Shebat Legion,Bill Barnhill,Jack William Finley) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Doctors in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Joe Bonadonna,Matthew Kirshenblatt,Bill Snider,Deborah Koren,ChrisMorris,Andrew P. Weston,Rob Hinkle,Paul Freeman) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hell Bound (By: Janet Morris,Andrew P. Weston) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pirates in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Joe Bonadonna,S.E. Lindberg,Paul Freeman,Andrew P. Weston,Rob Hinkle) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lovers in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,A.L. Butcher,Joe Bonadonna,S.E. Lindberg,Andrew P. Weston,Michael E. Dellert) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystics in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Gustavo Bondoni,A.L. Butcher,Joe Bonadonna,S.E. Lindberg,Andrew P. Weston) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Liars in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Joe Bonadonna,Richard Groller,S.E. Lindberg,Andrew P. Weston) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Monsters in Hell (By: Joe Bonadonna,S.E. Lindberg,Janet Morris,Chris Morris,A. L. Butcher) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of Heroes in Hell Books

Heroes in Hell (With: Gregory Benford,David Drake,Janet Morris)(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gates of Hell (With: Janet Morris)(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rebels In Hell (By: Janet Morris)(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kings in Hell (With: Janet Morris)(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crusaders in Hell (With: Gregory Benford,David Drake,Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael Amstrong,Bill Kerby)(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Legions of Hell(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Angels in Hell (By: Janet Morris)(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Masters in Hell (With: David Drake)(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Little Helliad (By: Janet Morris,Chris Morris)(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War in Hell (By: Janet Morris)(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prophets in Hell (With: George Alec Effinger,Robert Sheckley,David Drake,Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Brad Miner,Bill Kerby,Richard Groller)(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Explorers in Hell (By: David Drake)(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lawyers in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Jason Cordova,Bruce Durham,Sarah Hulcy,Larry Atchley Jr.,John Manning,Richard Groller)(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rogues in Hell (By: Bradley H. Sinor,Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Shirley Meier,Michael Z. Williamson,Michael H. Hanson,Julie Cochrane,David L. Burkhead,H. David Blalock,Bruce Durham,Sarah Hulcy,Larry Atchley Jr.,John Manning,Richard Groller,Michael A. Armstrong,Bill Snider,Deborah Koren,Jack William Finley,Edward McKeown,Allan Gibreath)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bridge Over Hell (By: Janet Morris,Michael A. Armstrong)(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dreamers in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Ed McKeown,Sara M. Harvey,David L. Burkhead,Jason Cordova,Sarah Hulcy,Larry Atchley Jr.,John Manning,Richard Groller,Tom Barczak,Yelle Hughes,Bill Snider,Deborah Koren,Shebat Legion,Jack William Finley,Michael A. Ventrella,Bettina Meister,Petra Jorns)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Poets in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Joe Bonadonna,pdmac,Bruce Durham,Larry Atchley Jr.,Richard Groller,Michael A. Armstrong,Tom Barczak,Matthew Kirshenblatt,Beth W. Patterson,Yelle Hughes,Bill Snider,Deborah Koren,Shebat Legion,Bill Barnhill,Jack William Finley)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Doctors in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Joe Bonadonna,Matthew Kirshenblatt,Bill Snider,Deborah Koren,ChrisMorris,Andrew P. Weston,Rob Hinkle,Paul Freeman)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hell Bound (By: Janet Morris,Andrew P. Weston)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pirates in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Joe Bonadonna,S.E. Lindberg,Paul Freeman,Andrew P. Weston,Rob Hinkle)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lovers in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,A.L. Butcher,Joe Bonadonna,S.E. Lindberg,Andrew P. Weston,Michael E. Dellert)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystics in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Gustavo Bondoni,A.L. Butcher,Joe Bonadonna,S.E. Lindberg,Andrew P. Weston)(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Liars in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Joe Bonadonna,Richard Groller,S.E. Lindberg,Andrew P. Weston)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Monsters in Hell (By: Joe Bonadonna,S.E. Lindberg,Janet Morris,Chris Morris,A. L. Butcher)(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Thieves' World Books

Thieves' World (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows of Sanctuary (By: Philip Jose Farmer,John Brunner,Joe Haldeman,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Storm Season (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Face of Chaos (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wings of Omen (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dead of Winter (By: Robert Lynn Asprin) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Soul of the City (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood Ties (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadowspawn (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Aftermath (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Uneasy Alliances (By: Robert Lynn Asprin) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stealers' Sky (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shadow of Sorcery (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sanctuary (By: Lynn Abbey) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Turning Points (By: Dennis L. McKiernan,Mickey Zucker Reichert,Lynn Abbey,Raymond E. Feist,Diana Paxson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Enemies of Fortune (With: Jody Lynn Nye,Mickey Zucker Reichert,Lynn Abbey,Robin Wayne Bailey,Jeff Grubb,Selina Rosen,Andrew Offutt,Diana Paxson) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thieves' World: Player's Manual (By: James Ryman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Complete Lythande (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Science Fiction Digest, October-November 1981(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alien Stars(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Moonsinger's Friends: An Anthology in Honor of Andre Norton(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Scapegoat (in Alien Stars)(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Drabble II: Double Century(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Once Upon a Time(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fifth Annual Collection(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthologies(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Time Traveler's Almanac(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Multiverse(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Altered States(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of Swords: Part 1(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Infinite Stars(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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. The Hinder Stars series is written with Jane S. Fancher.

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