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Alliance Rising (Alliance Union Universe)
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C. J. Cherryh Jane S. Fancher
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Alliance Rising (Alliance Union Universe)

C. J. Cherryh Jane S. Fancher


Daw Books

Science fiction;
Space opera


400 pages

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SFWA Grand Master Cherryh returns to the Hugo-award winning Alliance-Union Universe with a thrilling entry in her far-reaching sci-fi saga. For years, the stations of the Hinder Stars, those old stations closest to Sol, have lagged behind the great megastations of the Beyond, like Pell and Cyteen. But new opportunities and fears arise when Alpha station receives news of an incoming ship with no identification. The denizens of Alpha wait anxiously for news about the outsiders, each with their own suspicions about the ship and its origins.

Ross and Fallon, crew members of the Galway, believe the unidentified ship belongs to Pell and has come to investigate another massive ship docked at Alpha, The Rights of Man. Though Rights is under the command of the Earth Company, it is not quite perfected - and its true purpose is shrouded in mystery.

James Robert Neihart, captain of Finity's End - a huge faster-than-light ship flown by one of the Merchanter Families - has heard whispers of The Rights of Man and wonders at its design and purpose, especially as Sol struggles to rival the progress of the Farther Stars. Now docked at Alpha, he must convince the crews that there is more to The Rights of Man than meets the eye.

Because the reasons behind the creation of The Rights of Man, and its true plans, could change everything - not just for Sol, but for the Hinder Stars and the Beyond itslf.

By:   C. J. Cherryh, Jane S. Fancher
Imprint:   Daw Books
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   544g
ISBN:   9780756412715
ISBN 10:   0756412714
Series:   Alliance Union
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

SFWA Grand Master C.J. Cherryh has written more than seventy books, including the highly popular Foreigner science fiction series. She won the Hugo Award for her novels Downbelow Station and Cyteen, and her short story Cassandra. She has also won the Campbell Award, Locus Award, and more.

Praise for the Alliance-Union universe: [Downbelow Station] has a marvelous perspective on humanity in the wider universe.... The plot is a complex maneuvering of factions and realignment of interests. There are space battles, and there are economics of space stations.... It's a novel about desperate people, desperate spacestations, desperate aliens, a desperate spacefleet that's out of choices. --Jo Walton, Hugo- and Nebula-award winning author of Among Others Take one highly vulnerable space station. Pack it with realistic characters. And then start a war. You'll end up with 1982's Hugo winner, Downbelow Station, by C.J. Cherryh--and a hell of a story. --io9 A solid, vividly realized background; excellent characterization of humans and aliens; and an ability to keep a story moving.... Intelligent space adventure, conceived and executed on a grand scale. --Booklist Merchanter's Luck is a story of transformation, not magical or mysterious but accomplished slowly through hard work. It is also about the power of misunderstanding and the courage of trust.... Filled with background details, customs, and a past, Merchanter's Luck is another exceptional C.J. Cherryh novel. --Science Fiction Review Cherryh tantalizes our minds with these enigmatic aliens, captures our hearts with her characters, and involves us completely with her mix of broad and narrow views of a culture's rise. Once again, Cherryh proves herself a consistently thoughtful and entertaining writer. --Publishers Weekly

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