C. J. Cherryh Quotes

C. J. Cherryh Quotes-Favorite Quotes from The Legendary C.J. Cherryh

C. Jan Cherry, also Carolyn Janice Cherry (born September 1, 1942). An American author of science fiction and fantasy, J. Cherryh. Since the 1970s, she has published over 80 works, including the Foreigner series and the Hugo Award-winning novels Downbelow Station (1981) and Cyteen (1988), all of which take place in her Alliance-Union universe. She has made a name for herself as a master of worldbuilding, creating fantastical worlds that feel grounded in history, language, psychology, and archaeology.

First editor Donald A. Wollheim thought the name “Cherry” sounded too much like a romance writer,[3] so Cherryh (pronounced “Cherry”) added a silent “h” to her given name and went by her initials, C. J., who wrote under a male pseudonym when most SF writers were men

Asteroid 77185 Cherryh was named after the writer. The team which found the asteroid dedicated the recognition to Cherryh, saying, “She has challenged us to be worthy of the stars by contemplating how mankind can evolve to live among them.”

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C. J. Cherryh Quotes
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In 1976, with the release of Gate of Ivrel and Brothers of Earth, she launched her writing career. From the looks of her blog, she hasn’t slowed down since then, having written well over 80 books total (including novels and collections of short stories). Some of Ms. Cherryh’s works have won prestigious awards like the Hugo, Locus, and Prometheus. Her books include a wide range of genres, although she is best known for the Alliance-Union series, The Chanur books, the Foreigner books, and her fantasy works.


C. J. Cherryh Quotes

Twelve essays from academic and professional voices examining Cherryh’s life and career in literature are collected in Edward Carmien’s The Cherryh Odyssey. There is a list of sources at the end.

Cherryh’s manuscripts and research notes are available in the Jack Williamson Science Fiction Library at Eastern New Mexico University.

Part 1 and Part 2 of Camille Bacon-“Military Smith’s Command in Women’s Science Fiction: C.J. Cherryh’s Signy Mallory (2000)”

Lynn Turner’s article “Animal Transference: A ‘Mole-like Progression’ in C.J. Cherry” appeared in Mosaic: a journal for the indie arts and culture community in 2011.

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C. J. Cherryh Quotes

  • “A warrior is free to be a hero and pull off daring do and the soldier is irresponsible if he does it.”
    — C. J. Cherryh

    #Hero #Warrior #Soldier

  • “Poisoning rarely happens in a well-managed kitchen.”
    — C. J. Cherryh

    #Kitchen #Wells #Poisoning

  • “The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain, or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family. The soldier is part of a more complex society. He’s fighting for a group ethic of some sort.”
    — C. J. Cherryh

    #Home #Fighting #Warrior

  • “Trade isn’t about goods. Trade is about information. Goods sit in the warehouse until information moves them.”
    — C. J. Cherryh

    #Moving #Information #Trade

  • “I do not think any SFWA communication should come anywhere NEAR the internet.”
    — C. J. Cherryh

    #Communication #Thinking #Internet

  • “Honor to the earth,” the abbot said, “honor to the dead in the passing of the year; honor to the living, in the coming of the new. A Great Year passes tonight. A new one begins. Let the good that is old continue and let the rest perish….”
    — C. J. Cherryh

    #Years #Honor #Earth

  • “A year of ending and beginning, a year of loss and finding… and all of you were with me through the storm. I drink your health, your wealth, your fortune for long years to come, and I hope for many more days in which we can gather like this.”
    — C. J. Cherryh

    #Inspirational #New Year #Loss

  • “Rattle a lawyer’s door and you get more lawyers.”
    — C. J. Cherryh

    #Doors #Lawyer

  • “Change happened and you thought it was forever, and immediately there were all the enemies of that change-making common cause and meeting in the cloakrooms.”
    — C. J. Cherryh

    #Forever #Enemy #Causes

  • “Inevitably the party trying to resolve a matter had to contend with the party most willing to exploit it.”

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