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Wishlist of C.J. Cherryh books



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>From: Lesley Grant <lgrant>
>Subject: Re: C. J. Cherryh List
>Date: Wed, 14 Oct 92 9:36:05 BST
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I want a book giving some clue as to what Mazian *did* do! Did he withdraw to the far side of Earth when Union whipped his ass there? We all know what's on the far side of Earth...

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				Lesley


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>From: Lesley Grant <lgrant>
>Subject: Re: C. J. Cherryh List
>Date: Wed, 16 Dec 92 9:54:43 GMT
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I'd like to see more Compact books, perhaps from a Mahendo'sat viewpoint. I don't think the Mahendo'sat would 'suffer' from us seeing them more directly (as all the methane breathers and the Kif would), and their views would provide a very interesting slant on things. (As for Kif office politics, seeing as Xmas/Hanukka is upon us, try imaging a Kif office party!)
			Lesley 


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>From: Lesley Grant <lgrant>
>Subject: cherrylist
>Date: Tue, 26 Jan 93 9:25:58 GMT
A simple question:
What (as yet unwritten) Cherryh novels would people most like to see? More on the early company War (directly after _Hellburners_)? More on the aftermath of the War (how did the Fleet die? Did it die?) More on the Compact? More fantasy?
My votes would be for:
1) A Compact novel from the Mahendo'sat point of view -- how about 'ancient history' like first contact with the Hani?
2) Something set in the middle of the Company War, while the Fleet was still on top.
3) Mallory's biography.
4) A sequel to _Cyteen_, set 20-30 years on.
			Lesley


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>Subject: CHERRYHLIST
>Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1993 13:21:13 +0000
>From: Matthew Jude Brown <mjb@doc.ic.ac.uk>
>>From: Lesley Grant <lgrant>
> A simple question:
> 	What (as yet unwritten) Cherryh novels would people most like
> to see? More on the early company War (directly after _Hellburners_)?
> More on the aftermath of the War (how did the Fleet die? Did it die?)
> More on the Compact? More fantasy?
> 	My votes would be for:
> 1) A Compact novel from the Mahendo'sat point of view -- how about 'ancient
> history' like first contact with the Hani?
This might be interesting -- the Mahendo'sat are the only other race in the Compact from whose viewpoint a story could easily be written.
> 2) Something set in the middle of the Company War, while the Fleet was still
> on top.
> 3) Mallory's biography.
Well, I'd certainly like to see something of Mallory's earlier years - I remember hints in _Downbelow_Station_ that she was from a merchanter family, and had been a rider pilot before getting her captaincy, but no more than that. This could tie in with (2) above. This would probably be about the time of the fleet's estrangement from Earth, when the Fleet ceased receiving supplies from the motherworld.
> 4) A sequel to _Cyteen_, set 20-30 years on.
Union is certainly set for some big changes ... Emory I has placed within the Azi the seeds for the Union future she wants, and Emory II will have to continue this ... and of course, the Union population must not find out ...

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Other things that might be of interest ... the Alliance maturing as a nation ... immediately after _Hellburner_ as the war heats up, dedicated warships beginning to replace the armed merchanters of the early years ... the early days of the War, which Cherryh hasn't covered at all yet ... the discovery of FTL on Cyteen ...
-Matt


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>From: nancy ott <ott@ansoft.com>
>Subject: Re: CHERRYHLIST
>Date: Wed, 27 Jan 93 14:39:32 EST
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I'd like to see the tie-in between the Union/Alliance novels and the Morgaine novels worked into a Cyteen sequel. I heard a rumor that Ari Emory 2 is supposed to be the one who launched the strike force to destroy the Qhal Gates. Which makes sense, since she's the only person in Union who is (a) intelligent enough to look beyond their immediate potential and see their danger, and (b) powerful enough to keep idiots in the Union military and government from using them. However, it would be a stretch even for Cherryh to pull this off!
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Also, another Morgaine novel (what happens after "Exile's Gate"?) ... the revolt in the mines of Fargone ... the Fleet's final battle (another subject of intense speculation) ... the Mri war and its aftermath ... Earth after the Company War ...
- nancy ott (...)        
See also:
The Connection between Union/Ariane Emory and the Morgaine books

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>From: Jo Jaquinta <jaymin>
>Subject: Cherryhlist: Novel ideas
>Date: Thu, 28 Jan 93 9:18:00 GMT
Two thoughts occur to me on the novel front.
Her latest Compact book was fairly light-hearted and humourous. She could carry on this vein and follow the adventurs of Haisi. Yes! the "Inspector Cluseau" of the Mahendosat Secret Service. As he tools around the Compact trying to ingratiate himself to the kif, provoking t'ca to parenthood, and accidentally proposing to a knnn. I am sure Haisi and his bumbling, but good natured first mate, would make an entertaining book.
On the extreme opposite end of the spectrum I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPEND TO THE FLEET. I don't hold truck with the idea that they just fade away into nothingness. Certainly given the subjective time dilation of jumping they are still going to be around for a while. It would certainly be a dark, depressing and throughly wonderful book about their decline and last stand.

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Jo Grant (...)
jaymin@maths.tcd.ie


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>From: Lesley Grant <lgrant>
>Subject: Re: C. J. Cherryh List
>Date: Thu, 28 Jan 93 9:43:58 GMT
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> >From: Jo Jaquinta <jaymin>
> 	Her latest Compact book was fairly light-hearted and humourous.
> She could carry on this vein and follow the adventurs of Haisi. Yes!
> the "Inspector Cluseau" of the Mahendosat Secret Service. As he tools 
> around the Compact trying to ingratiate himself to the kif, provoking
> t'ca to parenthood, and accidentally proposing to a knnn. I am sure
> Haisi and his bumbling, but good natured first mate, would make an
> entertaining book.
Eek! Save me from more exposure to Haisi! I don't know if he'd be so amusing if we got the story from his point of view. Now, if she could work it so we got the effects of Haisi's adventures from others' povs, that could be quite funny. But still, the idea of a classic detective pair is suddenly beginning to charm me Haisi and 1st mate as who, though? Holmes and Watson? Morse and Lewis? Starsky and Hutch (probably most appropriate)?
> 	On the extreme opposite end of the spectrum I WANT TO KNOW WHAT
> HAPPEND TO THE FLEET. I don't hold truck with the idea that they just fade
> away into nothingness. Certainly given the subjective time dilation
> of jumping they are still going to be around for a while. It would certainly
> be a dark, depressing and throughly wonderful book about their decline
> and last stand.
Sniff. One last final battle before the darkness. Tragic. Heroic. Quite, quite Mazian.
["Tom, I want you to jump into the middle of the Union fleet, cycle the vanes, and self-destruct"
"But, Conrad --"
"-- For me, Tom"]
			Lesley

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