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Old 01-18-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Books similar to C.J. Cherryh's Foreigner series?

I just picked up a short story that was a prequel to Foreigner. I know she has another book in the series coming out in April. Can anyone recommend any books that have similar themes? When there's a fight scene, I find that I want them to get to the "good stuff", which is, for me, the cultural and linguistic differences.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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Try "Embassytown" by China Mieville.

http://www.amazon.com/Embassytown-Ch.../dp/0345524500

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Old 01-25-2013, 03:37 AM   #3
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What about Karen Traviss' Wess'har series? The first book is "City of Pearl".

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/t/...y-of-pearl.htm

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Old 01-30-2013, 06:41 PM   #4
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What about Karen Traviss' Wess'har series? The first book is "City of Pearl".

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/t/...y-of-pearl.htm
I'll probably give these a try. I'm currently working my way through the entire Foreigner series, and enjoying it a lot.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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What about Karen Traviss' Wess'har series? The first book is "City of Pearl".

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/t/...y-of-pearl.htm
Added to my TBR list, thanks.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:54 AM   #6
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:00 AM   #7
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What about Karen Traviss' Wess'har series? The first book is "City of Pearl".
Good recommendation, thanks! Not as complex as Foreigner, but I liked the first book a lot and looking forward to reading the rest :-)
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I love this series. Unfortunately as I am downsizing my house - I no longer collect books in paper format. Here in Australia the Foreigner series is not available in epub - or any other electronic format. I have to rely on US friends purchase and send me a copy. I would be dismayed if I couldn't get the next book. I think they are a fabulous series - a really good cultural study. Shades of Japanese culture.... believable linguistics., excellent believable characters and conniving politics. I have started from the beginning and am reading them from 1 to 19 continuously at this moment... (currently at Cajieri's 9th b'day party!) Love it - can't put it down - ruined many dinners..... sleepless nights reading...... chronic.
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I think I will give this series a go to when I have finished book 19 of Foreigner. It will be so hard to stop there.....
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Try "Embassytown" by China Mieville.

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