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DAW Books, 1995 - Fiction - 426 pages
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For 500 years, humans have lived in exile, a lone colony stranded on an alien world. Years of isolation and suspicion. Years of waiting. But now, the wait is over. For a human-piloted ship orbits overhead, threatening to upset the carefully planned balance of power between the humans and their alien overlords.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A sequel to the alien-contact yarn Foreigner (1994). A human colony has been permitted to develop on the island Mospheira, though the native humanoid atevi suffer no humans to travel elsewhere on ... Read full review


User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

After an absence of nearly 200 years, the starship Phoenix reappears in the skies above the human enclave of Mospheira, throwing both humans and the native atevi population into consternation and ... Read full review


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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

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