Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Chanur's Homecoming

Chanur's Homecoming (Chanur)

C.J. Cherryh

Date: 10 April, 2001   —   $6.99   —   Book

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Fiction, Science Fiction

Out of the impossibly tangled threads of the previous novels of the Chanur series, Pyanfar has to figure out a path of survival, not only for herself, but for her very hidebound planet of Annurn. She has allied herself to a powerful kif, but because of their means of seeing status, she doesn't dare show weaknesss lest she and the entire species of hani become savaged and possibly exterminated.

Oh, and she has to do this in the face of a governing body that both refuses to believe there is a threat and considers her a traitor to her species, a radical, and a dangerous influence, and in light of the information that the human Tully has given her, that not only in humanity spread over a huge distance, but that there are three human governments, all at odds, and all looking for advantage, hence inclined to be treacherous. Yet through force of will, Pyanfar has to prevail, or a planet-killing ship might wipe out her species.

Not a good situation. But Pyanfar does the only thing she can, and the end result is somewhat surprising (to her at least)...

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