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Fan meme: First; Last and Everything


    let's try this one. Stolen from the Mark Radcliffe Show on BBC Radio 2.

    My First Cherryh book was the Faded Sun trilogy, as published by the (sadly) now defunct David & Charles SF Book Club.

    The last Cherryh book I purchased, was Cyteen, the omnibus edition for a friend's birthday. The last I read, was Cyteen: The Vindication.

    The Cj Cherryh book that is Everything to me, is Downbelow Station; which contains my three of my favourite Cherryh characters; Signy Mallory; Josh Talley and Satin.

Hope this starts a discussion,

Goddess watch over us all,
'tis ok to be Takei,



Jan. 27th, 2014 01:24 pm (UTC)
My First was Pride of Chanur, found by browsing in Forbidden Planet, back when they only had the one shop - on Denmark Street in London, where me and friends used to go on 'pilgrimages' to find science fiction books thatyou couldn't find in darkest Scotland.

My Last purchased and last read was Betrayer in the Foreigner series.

The CJ Cherryh book that is Everything to me is also Downbelow Station. I love the politics, the characters, even the economics of how space travel and space stations work. It has inspired the settings of many role-playing games I have run over the decades, and is the Cherryh book I'd most like to see done as a TV series.

Good meme!
Jan. 27th, 2014 03:57 pm (UTC)
I used to travel up from South Devon; but I live in Scotland now, and I truly hanker for the days when Forbidden Planet was like Mecca for Geeks; Nerds and Book Freaks like me :-)

I always have to read the Chanur as a four part trilogy, and I wish there'd been more.

Jan. 27th, 2014 07:31 pm (UTC)
Yes I miss that feeling of awe you got on walking in the door of the original FP and seeing The Wall of Science Fiction Books spread out before you.

On the other hand it is nice not having to do an overnight bus journey whenever I want to browse some SF books! :-)

I always hoped that there would be more Chanur books. The Hani go trading in human space, or something like that.
Feb. 22nd, 2014 03:59 pm (UTC)
I'd like to know what would happen if Ariane Emory II met the Hani.