Serpent's Reach

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Daw Books, 1980 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Within the Constellation of the Serpent, out of bounds to all spacefarers, humans live among the insect-like aliens--and one of them, a woman named Paen, is bent on a revenge that will tear apart the truce between human and alien. "Brisk pacing . . . and genuinely brilliant world-building".--ALA Booklist.

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I liked this book set in a rich and complicated universe. I especially liked the way the majat are portrayed and how Raen interacts with them.

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An enjoyable sci-fi revenge story with endearing characters. Raen has got to be my favourite human female character from Cherryh so far. And Jim is adorable. The happy(ish) ending was much appreciated. Read full review


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About the author (1980)

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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