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DAW Books, Nov 9, 2001 - Fiction - 314 pages
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In the sequel to Precursor, the isolated human colony has led a precarious existence on the hostile world of the alien atevi, until the return of the starship Phoenix threatens to shatter the precarious balance of power as the atevi enter into the precarious world of space travel and their human negotiator becomes caught in the middle of a mutiny.

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Review: Defender (Foreigner #5)

User Review  - CV Rick - Goodreads

Why, oh why, do I do this to myself. Yes, I'm reading them all. No, I'm not really enjoying it. Sure they're written well. Cherryh is a good writer, but the subject matter is all soup spoons and ... Read full review

Review: Defender (Foreigner #5)

User Review  - Hal - Goodreads

I love this series. The culture clash between humans and aliens, language differences, lots of politics and intrigue, and action. Great fun. This earlier books were complete on their own, this one leaves you hanging, and I have oer books to read before I get the series resolved,. Read full review


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A multiple award-winning author of more than thirty novels, C. J. Cherryh received her B.A. in Latin from the University of Oklahoma, and then went on to earn a M.A. in Classics from Johns Hopkins University. Cherryh's novels, including Tripoint, Cyteen, and The Pride of Chanur, are famous for their knife-edge suspense and complex, realistic characters. Cherryh won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1977. She was also awarded the Hugo Award for her short story Cassandra in 1979, and the novels Downbelow Station in 1982 and Cyteen in 1989.