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Intruder

Cherryh, C. J.

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Intruder
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Ben Cameron, a human diplomat, must negotiate with a young atevi alien lord unfamiliar with humans in the hopes of convincing him to stop hostilities towards the west.

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Publisher: New York : Daw Books, c2012
ISBN: 075640715X
9780756407155
Branch Call Number: SF CHERRYH 2012
Characteristics: 374 p. ;,24 cm

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A major name in the genre, with a nearly 40 year presence in the genre she's written a wide variety of science fiction and fantasy.


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Aug 28, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

There was no knowing whether they were going to attend a formal dinner tonight – or a firefight.

Aug 28, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A cannon shot from a heaving deck and a dish of berries: both had caused the city to change hands.

Aug 28, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

the old man, who detested humans and every variance from tradition, was insatiably curious about what he deplored.

Aug 28, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

One should never, ever check the general mail just before bed. It only led to things one did not wish to know and questions that would keep one from honest sleep.

Aug 28, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Court bores him, and boredom will turn him sour and warp him. I _know_ this boy . . . I _was_ such a boy.

Aug 28, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The space program had brought letters from the certifiably confused, who were convinced that the atmosphere could be punctured, letting all the air out . . .

Aug 28, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

he was mad because he wanted the world rolled back several hundred years, before telephones, television, computers, and humans falling out of the heavens.

Aug 28, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

He had _so_ wanted a cat or a dog. Or a dinosaur. Just a little one.

Aug 28, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

One’s heart beat a little faster. Definitely. Even after a trip on a starship, these landings at the mercy of a planet’s unforgiving mass, involving so much support, involving weather, involving very high-velocity machinery, never became entirely routine.

Aug 28, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The news service, we are told, has carried so much rumor about this agreement that truth about it will be news indeed.

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Nov 19, 2014
  • Ottawa_Reiver rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Boring. The bulk of the story consists of the protagonist explaining the advantages of an upcoming agreement. And he does this over and over and over....

Most of the interest- what little there is - comes from the 9 year old alien. He also is responsible for most of the action. (Spoiler alert - his pet gets loose!)

Jul 14, 2014
  • DALHIA rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Cheryh deftly balances alien psychology and human vanities in a character caught between being human and part of an alien race

Thought I'd check out Cherryh's work but this isn't the book for that... many volumes' worth of back story out there. I'll have to find the 1st book in one of her series and see if it interests me.

Aug 28, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It's always a good feeling when a new Foreigner book comes out and I get to immerse myself in this world and its characters once more. That said, a bit too much talk and not enough action in this one, although from the point of view of the main character, leading a diplomat's life of committees, reports and formal functions probably makes a refreshing break from being shot at. Plenty of tension about the activities of the Assassins' Guild, but mostly offstage. The adventures of young Cajeiri, restless and bored with the restrictions of being a politician's son, stole the show in this one.

Jul 30, 2012
  • nancy707 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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