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Emergence ✴ [BOOKS] ⚡ Emergence By C.J. Cherryh ✾ – Thomashillier.co.uk The nineteenth book in CJ Cherryh s beloved Foreigner space opera series begins a new era for diplomat Bren Cameron, as he navigates the tenuous peace he has struck between human refugees and the alie The nineteenth book in CJ Cherryh s beloved Foreigner space opera series begins a new era for diplomat Bren Cameron, as he navigates the tenuous peace he has struck between human refugees and the alien ateviAlpha Station, orbiting the world of the atevi, has taken aboard five thousand human refugees from a destroyed station in a distant sector of space With supplies and housing stretched to the breaking point, it is clear that the refugees must be relocated down to the planet, and soon But not to the atevi mainland rather to the territory reserved for human, the island of Mospheira Tabini aiji, the powerful political head of the atevi, tasks his brilliant human diplomat, Bren Cameron, to negotiate with the Mospheiran government For the Alpha Station refugees represent a political faction that the people of Mospheira broke from two centuries ago, and these Mospheirans are not enthusiastic about welcoming these immigrants from space.


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 in the science fiction and fantasy field She is the author ofthan 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 with the modest ambition to learn to skate backwards and now is working on jumps She sketches, occasionally, cooks fairly well, and hates house work she loves the outdoors, animals wild and tame, is a hobbyist geologist, adores dinosaurs, and has academic specialties in Roman constitutional law and bronze age Greek ethnography She has written science fiction since she was ten, spent ten years of her life teaching Latin and Ancient History on the high school level, before retiring to full time writing, and now does not have enough hours in the day to pursue all her interests Her studies include planetary geology, weather systems, and natural and man made catastrophes, civilizations, and cosmology in fact, there s very little that doesn t interest her A loom is gathering dust and needs rethreading, a wooden ship model awaits construction, and the cats demand their own time muchurgently She works constantly, researches mostly on the internet, and has books stacked up and waiting to be written.



10 thoughts on “Emergence

  1. Bradley Bradley says:

    We re back in the politics, or rather, we never left That s not a bad thing in this series because the Atevi and the humans are just ripe with the social craziness To think we as in Atevi and Humans are held up as a standard of getting along and making rational decisions and compromises is just too funny.What I think is best about this book, in particular, is how Cajeiri and his mother finally bond in a trial by fire way It really picks up big time from the previous novel s events, butWe re back in the politics, or rather, we never left That s not a bad thing in this series because the Atevi and the humans are just ripe with the social craziness To think we as in Atevi and Humans are held up as a standard of getting along and making rational decisions and compromises is just too funny.What I think is best about this book, in particular, is how Cajeiri and his mother finally bond in a trial by fire way It really picks up big time from the previous novel s events, butthan that, I m getting a great sense of major alliances finally pulling together in a really big way.It helps that we get a lot of great action and suspense, but it s Cajeiri who shines here He s really growing up Big time Adult responsibility and everything Great Uncle is turning him into a man Um Alien Whatever Mospheira is another thing The island of humanity is kinda crazy right now thanks to a certain documentary depicting the living conditions on the space station and when that and the refugee issue really comes to a head, it really boils over Reunioners and ancient hate is a big deal As always, Cherryh knows how to make great world building like a perfect mirror for us And also, as always, Cherryh knows how to turn communication and politics into a really fun and fast popcorn fiction That s even when the actual tale is intellectual, thoughtful, and measured I don t know how she does it Or perhaps I do It s the characters Beautiful and exciting characters can turn ANYTHING into something grand.Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC


  2. Veronique Veronique says:

    Book 19The narration picks up immediately from the end of the previous book, throwing us deep in the politics of Mospheira through Bren, and Atevi through Cajeiri The paidhi is busy sorting out the details relating to the arrival of the alpha station refugees, finding proper teachers for their children, and what not all to ensure the smooth interim and make a success of this project On the mainland, Cajeiri is dealing with his own set of problems while staying with his great uncle, namely re Book 19The narration picks up immediately from the end of the previous book, throwing us deep in the politics of Mospheira through Bren, and Atevi through Cajeiri The paidhi is busy sorting out the details relating to the arrival of the alpha station refugees, finding proper teachers for their children, and what not all to ensure the smooth interim and make a success of this project On the mainland, Cajeiri is dealing with his own set of problems while staying with his great uncle, namely revolutionaries Add to this the arrival of Tabini s wife to help confirm the identity of a suspect, and it is a situation just waiting to explode.Surprisingly, Cajeiri is the one that shines in this book Dealing with his great uncle, potential threats, his estranged mother, with whom he actually finds an understanding, and showing a maturity beyond his nine years He follows protocols, controls himself, and even takes command of the household when safety is in jeopardy and no adult is over him to do this Wow Through the last 17th months I ve taken to read this series, I have become so used to these complex characters Cherryh has definitely made them real to me I m also in awe at her decision to make these books deal with linguistics, sociology, psychology and politics Truly, anyone considering a career in diplomacy should read these You ll learn a lot O


  3. Lata Lata says:

    4.5 stars Bren continues to lay the groundwork for the arrival of the Reunioners, butspecifically, Cajeiri s three associates, Irene, Gene and Artur, to Mospheira Ben continues to pull in and rely on the Mospheiran contacts he made in book 4 to ensure a safe and stable environment for the three future paidhi Meanwhile, Cajeiri and Uncle Tatiseigi deal with the presence of Nomari, of Ajuri, and with the result of Geidaro s visit Damiri arrives, and the outstanding questions of what her 4.5 stars Bren continues to lay the groundwork for the arrival of the Reunioners, butspecifically, Cajeiri s three associates, Irene, Gene and Artur, to Mospheira Ben continues to pull in and rely on the Mospheiran contacts he made in book 4 to ensure a safe and stable environment for the three future paidhi Meanwhile, Cajeiri and Uncle Tatiseigi deal with the presence of Nomari, of Ajuri, and with the result of Geidaro s visit Damiri arrives, and the outstanding questions of what her and Cajeiri s relationship is, and what Atageini s place in the Western Association will be in the future are resolved It was a relief that Irene, Gene and Artur and their parents landed safely, and that Bren could rely on Shawn and all the others he d put in place Meanwhile, I was so glad that Damiri and Cajeiri could finally find a place from which their relationship could flourish, instead of remaining broken and in pain on both sides This is book nineteen, and I am now anxiously awaiting book twenty in this series


  4. Cheesecake Cheesecake says:

    .This one was like the last one, and kinda just filler But CJC s brand of filler is chock full of interesting characters and intrigue The story is split between Bren s setting up house for the Reunioners on Mospheira In particular, Cajiri s friends And the other part is Cajeiri s visit to his great uncle I really liked the way Cajeiri s mother s character got a lotattention in this one Looking forward to the next book


  5. N3O N3O says:

    I cannot wait I have been addicted to this series for years.


  6. Lisa Feld Lisa Feld says:

    This was not my favorite book in the series, as a significant portion is spent retreading old ground, both literally it takes until page 29 of a 320 page book to move from pure summary of past events to any hint of present conflict or action, and that s not remotely the end of the summary we get in this book and thematically the conflict we do get is almost identical to the previous book, ConvergenceBren continues to hire staff for the incoming refugees, while Cajeiri helps his great uncle, This was not my favorite book in the series, as a significant portion is spent retreading old ground, both literally it takes until page 29 of a 320 page book to move from pure summary of past events to any hint of present conflict or action, and that s not remotely the end of the summary we get in this book and thematically the conflict we do get is almost identical to the previous book, ConvergenceBren continues to hire staff for the incoming refugees, while Cajeiri helps his great uncle, Tatiseigi, suss out the character and loyalties of a prospective clan head I think this could have been a much stronger sequence if the two books had been fused into one and edited down That being said, there are three things I really enjoyed here Cajeiri s mother s character is fleshed out muchthan in previous books, Cajeiri himself is taking interesting first steps into adulthood and showing what kind of leader he will be, and the conflicts Bren faces among the human population of his native Mospheira feel very timely in an age of Trump I appreciated Cherryh discussing what it means for a nation of immigrants to either welcome or villify refugees and immigrants


  7. Dennis Hearon Dennis Hearon says:

    Sort of like a middling episode of a long running sci fi TV show that you have come to enjoy and love Not a lot of action, but a chance to revisit some characters as they continue to evolve during this consistently rewarding and satisfying series After the last installment, a bit of a disappointment in that it seems to be just another place holder Certainly not a book for newcomers to the series Hopefully, having resolved a number of issues which have served as backstory to the last seve Sort of like a middling episode of a long running sci fi TV show that you have come to enjoy and love Not a lot of action, but a chance to revisit some characters as they continue to evolve during this consistently rewarding and satisfying series After the last installment, a bit of a disappointment in that it seems to be just another place holder Certainly not a book for newcomers to the series Hopefully, having resolved a number of issues which have served as backstory to the last several books, Cherryh will either come up with a new andintriguing arc for the current characters or move on to the younger members of the cast to develop someinnovative and fully developed plotlines


  8. Jamie Collins Jamie Collins says:

    This is better than the previous book There s a little bit of action, even though it happens at a distance a stampede, and another bus attack But as usual this is mostly talking, and much tea is drunk and many little cakes are consumed.This alternates between Cajeiri, visiting his uncle at Tirnamardi as a junior participant in some political maneuvering between the clans and Bren in Mospheira, preparing for the controversial arrival of the children from the space station.There is the usual a This is better than the previous book There s a little bit of action, even though it happens at a distance a stampede, and another bus attack But as usual this is mostly talking, and much tea is drunk and many little cakes are consumed.This alternates between Cajeiri, visiting his uncle at Tirnamardi as a junior participant in some political maneuvering between the clans and Bren in Mospheira, preparing for the controversial arrival of the children from the space station.There is the usual amount of repetition and rehashing, and the politics drag a bit in the middle, but mostly I enjoyed this visit with Bren and the atevi


  9. Viridian5 Viridian5 says:

    I m getting very frustrated with the pacing of this series lately, since not much happens here Despite the massive possibilities for conflict and drama in Bren s work in Mospheira, it s mostly been a tea party for him Until the end of this novel, the worst thing he has to face is a hostile discussion with the linguistics department he no longer works for or has to listen to Just judging from current events in most parts of the world right now, the Heritage Party should be giving him, the kids I m getting very frustrated with the pacing of this series lately, since not much happens here Despite the massive possibilities for conflict and drama in Bren s work in Mospheira, it s mostly been a tea party for him Until the end of this novel, the worst thing he has to face is a hostile discussion with the linguistics department he no longer works for or has to listen to Just judging from current events in most parts of the world right now, the Heritage Party should be giving him, the kids coming down from the station, and the president so muchtrouble but we don t hear any of it, not even an antagonistic op ed on TV I hope it turns out to be a plot point later that Bren was kept isolated from what was actually going on More happens on Cajeiri s end of things but even that is politics and trouble he doesn t personally see much of The problem with following atevi nobles in this series is that if their security is doing its job they usually see very little action in person, thus Cajeiri mostly gets to worry about other people getting shot at a distance away from him A few important things happen in Emergence but for the most part it s just catching up with some of the characters Oh, and Cherryh makes Mospheiran otaku and weeaboos an official part of the Foreigner universe Am I the only one wondering if the president staged that event at the end, especially considering how tepid resistance has been shown to be so far in the last two novels Bren even gave him the idea


  10. Jerome Comeau Jerome Comeau says:

    The Foreigner series is two of my favourite things in one regency style drawing room political drama, and aliens If you read Anne Leckie s Ancillary series and thought that s the right amount of tea but the spaceship battles seem a bit much , then you d do worse than reading this series, and especially this latest entry Cherryh breathes life and humour and intrigue into her characters old and new, and I am glad to say that this is a great example of what s best about this series I wholehear The Foreigner series is two of my favourite things in one regency style drawing room political drama, and aliens If you read Anne Leckie s Ancillary series and thought that s the right amount of tea but the spaceship battles seem a bit much , then you d do worse than reading this series, and especially this latest entry Cherryh breathes life and humour and intrigue into her characters old and new, and I am glad to say that this is a great example of what s best about this series I wholeheartedly recommend both this entry in the series, as well as the series as a whole Complete with the lace cuffs and linen kerchiefs


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