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Publisher Comments:

Over three years have passed since the reappearance of the starship Phoenix, which two centuries before left an isolated colony of humans on the world of the volatile atevi. Since that time, humans have lived in exile on the island of Mospheira; but the unexpected return of the Phoenix has shattered the fragile political balance of these two nearly incompatible races. For the captains of the Phoenix offer the atevi something the Mospheiran humans never could—access to the stars.

For three breakneck years the atevi labor to build a space shuttle which will bear their representatives to the Phoenix, to strengthen connections with their new human allies and retain their bid for control of their world. But as soon as the shuttle proves spaceworthy, the captains of the Phoenix suddenly recall their planetary delegates, breaking diplomatic contact and initiating a vicious bid for political dominance.

But the powerful head of the atevi's Western Association is not to be outmaneuvered, and he sends his own diplomat, or paidhi, Bren Cameron, into space to negotiate. Thrust into a political maelstrom with almost no preparation, can Bren gain control of the station and political supremacy for the atevi without sparking a three-sided interspecies war?

The long-running Foreigner series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. Precursor is the 4th Foreigner novel. It is also the 1st book in the second subtrilogy.

 

Synopsis:

A three-time Hugo Award winner returns to the universe of her acclaimed "Foreigner" trilogy with an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft stranded on a planet inhabited by a hostile race. "Precursor" follows a single human delegate living among aliens who are just gaining access to space.

About the Author

C. J. Cherryh planned to write since the age of ten. When she was older, she learned to use a type writer while triple-majoring in Classics, Latin and Greek. At 33, she signed over her first three books to DAW and has worked with DAW ever since. She can be found at cherryh.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780886779108
Author:
Cherryh, C. J.
Publisher:
Daw Books
Author:
Cherryh, C. J.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Space colonies
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Foreigner Universe Books
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.77x4.19x1.28 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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