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Visitor Foreigner #17 [Reading] ➾ Visitor Foreigner #17 By C.J. Cherryh – Thomashillier.co.uk The seventeenth novel in Cherryh’s Foreigner space opera series a groundbreaking tale of first contact and its conseuencesThe human and atevi inhabitants of Alpha Station orbiting the world of the a The seventeenth novel in Cherryh’s Foreigner space opera series a groundbreaking tale of first contact and its conseuencesThe human and atevi inhabitants of Visitor Foreigner PDF/EPUB ² Alpha Station orbiting the world of the atevi have picked up a signal from an alien kyo ship telling them that the ship is inbound toward Alpha Five thousand of the inhabitants of Alpha are human refugees from the now derelict Reunion Station They have seen this scenario before when a single kyo ship swooped into the Reunion system and without a word melted a major section of Reunion Station with a single pass These refugees who were rescued through the combined efforts of an allied group of humans and atevi and brought to safety at Alpha are now desperate with fearBren Cameron—brilliant human emissary of Tabini aiji the powerful atevi political leader on the mainland below and also the appointee of the human president of the island nation of Mospheira—is the obvious choice of representative to be sent up to deal with both the panicked refugees and the incoming alien shipAs a member of the spacefaring delegation who rescued the refugees Bren has talked to kyo before—and even won their trust by saving one of their kind from a Reunioner prison Because of his remarkable diplomatic and linguistic abilities Bren managed to communicate with that grateful kyo individual on a limited basis and he has evidence that that same kyo is on the ship heading to defenseless Alpha StationBut no one can predict what an alien race might do or what their motivations could beAnd Bren Cameron the only human ever to be accepted into atevi society is now the one individual with a hope of successfully interacting with the crew of the incoming ship But Bren knows it will take putting himself in the hands of the kyoCan Bren count on the gratitude of one individual alien to save his life and the lives of thousands on Alpha Station.

  • Hardcover
  • 376 pages
  • Visitor Foreigner #17
  • C.J. Cherryh
  • English
  • 05 April 2016
  • 9780756409104

About the Author: C.J. Cherryh

Currently resident in Spokane Washington CJ Cherryh has won four Hugos and is one of the best selling and most critically acclaimed authors Visitor Foreigner PDF/EPUB ² in the science fiction and fantasy field She is the author of than forty novels Her hobbies include travel photography reef culture Mariners baseball and a late passion figure skating she intends to compete in the adult USFSA track She began.



10 thoughts on “Visitor Foreigner #17

  1. Bradley Bradley says:

    And we're back with the three way theme but this time we're fully into the linguistics issues againI don't know about any of you but linguistics and communications problems are where this series SHINES The new alien species introduced so many books ago is back and it's a full feature this time giddy dance It helps that we're relying on Bren almost full time to get this diplomacy party started Or continued as the case may be Are the Atevi and Humans going to be dragged into some interstellar conflict? How about getting wiped out with a few shots now? Oh diplomacy has never been needed than it is now God I love this stuff Cherryh is masterful at worldbuilding and politics but she is best with focusing on communications Right now it's all about space stations starships and major pitfalls It's seriously a grand treat to dive into these novels It's been a long road but still manages to remain as fresh as ever

  2. Jo Walton Jo Walton says:

    There's not many series where it suddenly gets brilliant again in volume 16And I loved this one even because it did something I absolutely was not expecting

  3. Veronique Veronique says:

    Oh my As much as I enjoyed book 16 this one takes it to another level making it one of my favourite of the series with book 6 The Station political mess has been partially seen to enough so to allow Bren Ilisidi and Cajeiri to deal with the Kiyo And it is glorious We’re back in diplomacy and linguistics Not only this Cherryh throws one major ‘curve ball’ in the narrative that I was not expecting and which will have some huge repercussions Knowing the author we won’t see it for a while and there is still the uestion of the human refugees to sort out of course

  4. Lata Lata says:

    Wow Cherryh surprised me the first time through this book All the assumptions her characters had built over years were radically changed with the news that Bren and company receive in this can you believe it seventeenth installment of this series The Kyo arrive at Alpha and Bren Ilsidi and Cajeiri are critical to the meetings with Prakuyo and the hopefully cementing of the peace between the Atevi and the KyoAs this is my second reading of this story the curve Cherryh throws readers wasn't as shocking but it still leaves me wondering what the heck does this mean long term for the humans and Atevi on the Atevi homeworldAs always I remain impressed with the constant diplomatic and political efforts Cherryh describes Bren putting in every day to keep the two hundred year old peace but I was also fascinated by his linguistic preparation for his meetings with the Kyo

  5. Carly Carly says:

    We are oil and humans are water We do not need to be other than what we are to exist in the same vesselI've been wanting to try Cherryh's series for a while and I'm thrilled to have finally had the opportunity Cherryh is an intriguing writer and the world she creates is fully fleshed and complex Long ago a human spaceship found itself transposed a multitude of lightyears from Earth orbiting the planet of a non space faring species called the atevi Some of the humans onboard leave to create a colony on the atevi homeworld and for centuries the humans and atevi live together on the planet in a state too tense to be called peace Bren Cameron a human born on the atevi homeworld acts as the paidhi aiji of the atevi court a translator and mediator who acts as a tenuous bridge between two cultures Now Cameron must step outside his experience to negotiate with the enigmatic powerful and frighteningly alien kyo and failure could spell doom to human and atevi alikeIf you've read any of my reviews before you're probably aware that I routinely start series out of order sometimes at the halfway point or later So when I say that Visitor is not a good book to start the series with take it from an inveterate series order ignorer and start somewhere else and no I can't tell you where Why? Well the story assumes the reader is already familiar with the backstory and there's apparently uite a lot of backstory to be familiar with but the sensation of being transported into the middle of a vivid history is one of the many reasons I enjoy reading series out of order The real reason why you shouldn't start the series with this book is that it is indisputably what I'd term a payoff book and payoff books work best when you've actually paid for them by navigating the story arc's slow build It's the reason why you shouldn't start with Deathly Hallows or Night Watch or Memory the power of those books comes from the history from the experiences from the characters' pasts and the ways they've changed In Visitor most of the characters appear to be drawn from previous stories and in this book the background politics are put aside as Cameron's friends and allies rally around to support him I got the sense that such camaraderie should be poignant and touching but without understanding the base state of conflicts I missed out on the grand effect The plot too is primarily centered on the repercussions of previous books Without experiencing what Cameron and his allies went through at Reunion without seeing their previous confrontations with the kyo I think the book just can't have the same punch that it would have for the series regular And this is a good enough story that it's worth doing it rightThe plot is an unusual change of pace from your standard space opera Don't go into this story expecting battles or heists or daring escapes It's a book of secrets and repercussions of breathless waiting and slow burning tension of strained negotiation It's a book about understanding humanity or since most of the characters are nonhuman whatever one calls that core sense of self and civilization Previous interactions with the kyo involved a lot of mistakes and now only care and goodwill on both sides can save them all from disaster Cherryh approaches the conflict she sets up thoughtfully yet with an endearing optimism As Cameron puts it bridging two cultures is all about Working until they understand what the person meant rather than investing in winning While this may not be the perfect starting book for the series but for those who are already fans know you've got something to look forward to As for me I've finally been galvanized to put Foreigner on my to read list I received this ebook through Netgalley from the publisher Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review uotes were taken from an advanced reader copy and while they may not reflect the final versions I believe they speak to the spirit of the novel as a whole Cross posted on BookLikes

  6. Sandra Sandra says:

    Well now I can't wait for the next one This series is the most delightful ongoing story of a human who learns to negotiate between species as he represents the native species on his adopted planet Great characters richly imagined world

  7. Jamie Collins Jamie Collins says:

    Enjoyed this I’m always glad to spend time with these characters However the entire first half of the book consists of talking and recapping The second half is mostly talking too but at least a new subject is introduced when the Kyo make their anticipated arrival and bring a surpriseThe book is tightly focused on Bren with only a few sections from Cajeiri’s point of view The other characters exist mostly to tell Bren what a great job he’s doing I was pretty disappointed that his aishid says nothing except “yes” even if it's that cool yes affirmation that the atevi do and “Will you rest now Bren ji?” Even the aiji dowager does little except approve of the paidhi’s effortsThis is the middle book of a story arc so I expect the next book to be rather exciting I was glad to see our characters on the space station but I missed the shoot outs and the frantic bus rides and it felt odd that Cajeiri didn’t need to be rescued a single time

  8. Peter Tillman Peter Tillman says:

    You should definitely read #16 TRACKER first As Jo Walton noted there aren't many series that suddenly get brilliant again in volume 16I just re read Russell Letson's great review at Locus and you should too Here are some excerpts from his which I will use in place of writing anotherFor those who are up to date or who need a nudge to re enter this world here are some teasers carefully crafted to avoid spoilers Cameron puzzles over the behavior of present and former Phoenix captains station administra­tors and the kyo who may have been observing human and atevi activities for longer than anyone thought On the human side critical information has been lost destroyed or concealed Most crucially with whom are the kyo at war? What else lurks out among the stars where the atevi have not gone? Such uestions give Bren literal nightmares – and when he does get some answers the stakes are raised very high indeedOnce Cameron and the kyo get down to brass tacks the book is absolutely riveting Indeed Don't plan anything else for then My rating 45 stars rounded upI'm looking forward to #18 which awaits me on the library hold shelf

  9. Bill Bill says:

    From it's first publication near my birthday in 1994 I have eagerly awaited the next installment of the Foreigner series This novel #17 and 22 years later is one of the best of the series perhaps the best That is really hard to say as so much of this novel depends on the prior 16 They have all been necessary for us to understand and appreciate this partial denouement I can only say WOW I am further impressed that even though I have only read each novel once that I remember so much that so much has stuck with me Bren in Visitor does help us by reprising important threads from the entire series here Bren Cameron has been a hero of mine since the beginning someone I wish I were like He reaches a peak in his abilities all his efforts are rewarded and all the trust others place in him are realized in his negotiations with the Kyo and his counterpart Prakyuo Bren has essentially saved the entire Atevi Earth from destruction That is successCherryh well demonstrates her mastery of human alien interactions in Visitor One human alone interacts with not one but 2 alien non human snetients the Atavi and the Kyo These are not simply other cultures the subject of most literature but entirely alien from their physiology to their brain and body structures to their sensory and motor abilities their entire histories etc This is Cherryh's well known forte It all comes together hereNear the end of the novel while Bren is teaching Cullen Bren lectures us about diplomacy about using words instead of violence and war to deal with conflict Though the specifics relate to the Human Atavi Kyo conflict his words are a must read for anyone interested in solving the modern conflicts on our own Earth They are the basis for diplomacy which every one of us would benefit from for dealing with all of our interpersonal and intercultural interactions Listen to and understand Bren Make his words active in your livesMy big uestion is where do we go from here I can imagine a lot of directions new conflicts changes on the Atevi planet and the various human groups growth of the young characters I hope both Cherryh and I live long enough to fully explore this universe 10 of 10 stars

  10. Susan Kornfeld Susan Kornfeld says:

    As far as I know none of my friends are reading this series And since this is the 17th book in that series I can't urge them to pick it up and give it a go Sigh This book is so well done so many threads lightly traced books ago come knotted together here Some of the painstakingly detailed and slow sections of earlier books pay off here Bren is a cultural interpreter and advisor The books all portray the difficulties of communication whether between factions between two different intelligent species on one planet or between completely alien cultures and individuals In this book we have the most precise and at the same time exciting portrayal of what it takes to achieve understanding confidence and agreement when the starting point is shrouded in speculation and assumptions Well done Ms Cherryh Fascinating book gripping events with very high stakes and at once a culmination of the 16 books before and an opening up of surely hopefully a whole new dimension

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