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Shonjir (The Faded Sun, #2) Long Out Of Print, These Three Acclaimed, Stand Alone Novels By The Brilliant C.J Cherryh Are Among Her Personal Favorites She Calls Them The Magic Cookie Books Treats She Wrote For Herself Three Daringly Original Works That Explore Thefantastic Themes Of Science Fiction.


About the Author: C.J. Cherryh

Currently resident in Spokane, Washington, C.J Cherryh has won four Hugos and is one of the best selling and most critically acclaimed authors in the science fiction and fantasy field She is the author ofthan forty novels Her hobbies include travel, photography, reef culture, Mariners baseball, and, a late passion, figure skating she intends to compete in the adult USFSA track She began Currently resident in Spokane, Washington, C.J Cherryh has won four Hugos and is one of the best selling and most critically acclaimed authors in the science fiction and fantasy field She is the author ofthan forty novels Her hobbies include travel, photography, reef culture, Mariners baseball, and, a late passion, figure skating she intends to compete in the adult USFSA track She began with the modest ambition to learn to skate backwards and now is working on jumps She sketches, occasionally, cooks fairly well, and hates house work she loves the outdoors, animals wild and tame, is a hobbyist geologist, adores dinosaurs, and has academic specialties in Roman constitutional law and bronze age Greek ethnography She has written science fiction since she was ten, spent ten years of her life teaching Latin and Ancient History on the high school level, before retiring to full time writing, and now does not have enough hours in the day to pursue all her interests Her studies include planetary geology, weather systems, and natural and man made catastrophes, civilizations, and cosmology in fact, there s very little that doesn t interest her A loom is gathering dust and needs rethreading, a wooden ship model awaits construction, and the cats demand their own time muchurgently She works constantly, researches mostly on the internet, and has books stacked up and waiting to be written


10 thoughts on “Shonjir (The Faded Sun, #2)

  1. says:

    SF legend John Campbell once challenged his colleagues to show him an alien that thinksas well or better than a man, but not LIKE a manWell C.J Cherryh said you got it big boy and has made a living doing just that The Faded Sun Trilogy, is another strong example of Cherryh s talent for creating well drawn, three dimensional alien races that are highly intelligent but differ from humans in both their motivations and their outlook Overall I liked this story and enjoy Cherryh s detailed d SF legend John Campbell once challenged his colleagues to show him an alien that thinksas well or better than a man, but not LIKE a manWell C.J Cherryh said you got it big boy and has made a living doing just that The Faded Sun Trilogy, is another strong example of Cherryh s talent for creating well drawn, three dimensional alien races that are highly intelligent but differ from humans in both their motivations and their outlook Overall I liked this story and enjoy Cherryh s detailed description of alien cultures..BUT prepare yourself, caveats and qualifications dead ahead Nonetheless, I must WARN you that the pace of this book is slooooooooooooooooooooooow to the point of being glacial and is almost completely devoid of action Instead, Cherryh gives us a layered, psychological study of the interaction between our human and alien main characters as they struggle to overcome the biases of their societal world views in order to connect and reach a place of understandi...

  2. says:

    Before I start this second volume picks up on the action immediately after the events at the end of Kesrith, so the book is not a stand alone and readers should not start the epic in the middle There also may be slight spoilers in my review regarding the same events at the end of Kes rith that directly led to the plight of the last survivors of the mri culture, exiled from their homeworld in the aftermath of the human regul galactic war in which they served as mercenaries.Shon jir is an import Before I start this second volume picks up on the action immediately after the events at the end of Kesrith, so the book is not a stand alone and readers should not start the epic in the middle There also may be slight spoilers in my review regarding the same events at the end of Kes rith that directly led to the plight of the last survivors of the mri culture, exiled from their homeworld in the aftermath of the human regul galactic war in which they served as mercenaries.Shon jir is an important concept in the mri culture It translates into a sort of song of passage, a remembrance of past holocausts and a departure from the known world into the Dark It is a song usually sung ...

  3. says:

    There is a marked change in perspective in this second Faded Sun novel First of all, there is the shift of emphasis from Niun to Duncan That s not to say the Mri do not get their time, but it is Duncan s sacrifice and character development that drives the narrative Much has been said about the novel s pacing, but consider...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Stuff I Read The Faded Sun Shon jir by C J Cherryh ReviewWell at long and last and after a number of interruptions by GoodReads books that I have been obliged to read, I have gotten through the second book of the Faded Sun trilogy, and the story and characters continue to impress It amazes me to what extent this story is so focused on what is happening inside these characters heads and betwee...

  5. says:

    3.5 StarsI want half stars, GR Come on.I didn t like it as much as the first one, but it was still a damn good read Really happy to have found this series.

  6. says:

    The second novel in the Faded Sun series has Sten Duncan, a human, that we meet in the first novel continuing to develop his relationship with two of the Mri Melien and Niun a brother and sister who now lead the remainder of their race as they and Duncan head back to the ...

  7. says:

    See my The Faded Sun Kesrith comments regarding the impressive Ms Cherryh and my admiration for her wonderful body of work.

  8. says:

    Storyline 4 5Characters 3 5Writing Style 2 5World 4 5If I had seen an outline and notes for this book as Cherryh s editor, I would have been really excited about the book to come The decisions she made as to direction and revelations were good ones, full of potential and satisfaction This promised to be a sequel that surpassed its predecessor The imagined me as editor would have been just as the me as reader mildly disappointed with the result Shon jir is a fine book and a worthy add Storyline 4 5Characters 3 5Writing Style 2 5World 4 5If I had seen an outline and notes for this book as Cherryh s editor, I would have been really excited about the book to come The decisions she made as to directi...

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    This was a re read after some decades I will WARN people again that the Kindle version is fraught with errors Not only are there typos in book 2 but there is at least one place where the wrong name is evoked In any case, Shon jir continues the Fade Sun trilogy with the action taking place on the Mri homeworld There isphysical adventure in this book but it is still a story with much plotline introspection I certainly found it interesting to see how the minds of Mri who went out into This was a re read after some decades I will WARN people again that the Kindle version is fraught with errors Not only are there typos in book 2 but there is at least one place where the wrong name is evoked In any case, Shon jir continues the Fade Sun trilogy with the action taking place on the Mri homeworld There isphysical adventure in this book but it is still a story with much plotline introspection I certainly found it interesting to see how the minds of Mri who went out into space differ from the home world peoples.The Regal are very much a threat to the continued existence of the Mri and consequently Duncan and the Dusai If I were to poin...

  10. says:

    The second book in Cherryh s The Faded Sun trilogy 1978 1979 , SHON JIR takes us away from Kesrith on a voyage across space to the mri s ancestral home world Sten Duncan is still the narrator, and this book in particular contains a torturous journey for him Provided with a ship and a mri artifact containing navigational records, Sten is let loose with the two surviving mri and their...

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