C.J. Cherryh : Bio and Bibliography

(c) 2002 by C.J. Cherryh

Resident of the Pacific NW. BA in Latin in 1964, U of Okla; MA in Classics at Johns Hopkins U. in Maryland, 1965; and additional language course at OU in 1967.

Academic awards and Honors: American Classical League Scholarship 1960; Alpha Lambda Delta; Phi Beta Kappa; Woodrow Wilson Fellow 1964-5 in Classics.

Literary Award Nominations:

Hugo Award, novel The Faded Sun: Kesrith, and short story Cassandra at Seacon, Brighton, England, 1979; Nebula Award, novel The Faded Sun: Kesrith and short story Cassandra, 1979; Hugo Award, novel Downbelow Station in 1982 at Chicago IL, Chicon; Hugo Award, Chanur's Venture, 1985, Hugo Award, novel Cuckoo's Egg, at Atlanta in 1987; nominated Hugo Award, novel Cyteen, in Boston, 1989.

Literary Awards (won):

John W. Campbell Award 1977 voted by the World Science Fiction Association at The World Convention: SUNCON, Miami FL, for Best New Writer;

Hugo Award, short story Cassandra at The World Convention: SEACON, Brighton, England, 1979;

Hugo Award, novel Downbelow Station in 1982 at the World Convention at CHICON, Chicago IL;

Locus Award: Cyteen, Best SF Novel of 1988;

Hugo Award, novel Cyteen in 1989, at the World Convention at Boston, Mass, NOREASCON.

Guest of Honor at Bucconeer, the 1998 World Science Fiction Convention, in Baltimore, MD.

Academic specializations and areas of reasonable competency:

Latin, Greek, bronze age myth as related to archaeology; field archaeology (qualified but never practiced); law of early Roman Empire; history of engineering; French (professional translator); Italian and other languages in which I can at least get a drink of water and directions to the train station; was once classroom teacher.

Informal training and areas of personal interest:

human genetics, astronomy, space science and aeronautics, astrophysics, botany, geology, climatology (some of this formal education, where it crosses my archaeological studies); cosmology, anthropology; technology in general with practical and anthropological considerations.

Professional experience
teaching Latin, Greek, Ancient History; writing; semiprofessional in archaeological photography. Hobbies: travel, weaving, aquariums, dinosaurs, art, ice skating....oh! One other award: a silver medal in very-beginner figures. Jane won gold, because she went straight and I fell onto my right inside edge and traced a very embarrassing half circle clear across the ice.


I write full time; I travel; I try out things. The list includes, present and past tense: fencing, riding, archery, firearms, ancient weapons, donkeys, elephants, camels, butterflies, frogs, wasps, turtles, bees, ants, falconry, exotic swamp plants and tropicals, lizards, wilderness survival, fishing, sailing, street and ice skating, mechanics, carpentry, wiring, painting (canvas), painting (house), painting (interior), sculpture, aquariums both fresh and salt, needlepoint, bird breeding, furntiture refinishing, video games, archaeology, Roman, Greek civ, Crete, Celts, and caves.

I've traveled from New York to Istanbul and Troy; outrun a dog pack at Thebes, and seen Columbia lift on her first flight. I've fallen down a muddy chute in a Cretan cave, nearly drowned in the Illinois River, broken an arm, been kicked and tossed by horses, fended off an amorous merchant in a Turkish tent bazaar, fought a prairie fire, slept on deck in the Adriatic, and driven Picadilly Circus at rush hour. I've waded in two oceans and four of the seven seas, I've seen Halley's Comet from Australia's far coast, and I want to visit the Amazon, the Serengeti, and see the Erebus volcano in Antarctica. I've seen the Northern Lights and experienced tornadoes and a small earthquake. I choose to live downwind of five active volcanoes, (one of which has just waked up) and directly atop the evidence of world-class cataclysms: lava flow and Ice Age flood. I love snow and cold, and with my good friend Jane Fancher, I took up figure skating at 61. I took silver (to her gold)  in my first small competion six months later. We practice the sport daily, and we both have ambitions to compete in adult Nationals...if I can ever get my outside back edges steady.

I see this planet as part of the whole universe: I'm stuck on it a while, and until I get the chance to get off it---(I want to do a flyby of Mars and take a look at Nix Olympica and the Vallis Marinaris, personally; and I want to see Titan and Saturn's rings and the Red Spot on Jupiter)--- I don't plan to neglect where I am either, and I'm keeping a constantly updated list of wonders this planet has to see.


C.J. Cherryh


Gate of Ivrel 1976 Daw Books; Futura Press, Britain; Editrice Nord, Italy as LA PORTA DI IVREL; Ateneo, Argentina; Heyne Verlag, Germany; OPTA, France; Holland; Metheuen, Britain; combined with WELL OF SHIUAN and FIRES OF AZEROTH as THE BOOK OF MORGAINE for the SFBC; adapted by Jane S. Fancher in graphic novel format, as the GATE OF IVREL graphic set.

Well of Shiuan: 1978 DAW; Heyne Verlag, Germany; Metheuen, GB; Holland; Argentina; SFBC

Fires of Azeroth 1979 DAW: Heyne Verlag, Germany; Metheuen, GB; Holland

The Book of Morgaine SFBC combination of Morgaine books

Brothers of Earth 1976 DAW; Futura, GB; Opta, France; SFBC; Heyne Verlag, CHRONIKEN DER ZUKUNFT

Hunter of Worlds 1976 DAW; Futura, Britain; Orbit, Britain; J'ai Lu, France; SFBC; Heyne Verlag, Germany; Editrice Nord, Italy as I SIGNORI DEGLI STELLI

The Faded Sun: Kesrith 1977 DAW; SFBC; British SFBC; serialized (condensed) GALAXY magazine; Heyne Verlag, Germany; Hayakawa Books, Japan; OPTA, France as SOLEIL MORT: KESRITH; nominated Nebula and Hugo Awards

The Faded Sun: Shon'jir 1978 DAW; British SFBC; Heyne Verlag, Germany; Hayakawa, Japan; OPTA, France

The Faded Sun: Kutath 1979 DAW; SFBC; British SFBC; Heyne Verlag, Germany; Hayakawa, Japan; OPTA, France

Serpent's Reach DAW 1980; SFBC: MacDonald, Britain hb; Orbit, Britain pb.; Heyne Verlag, Germany as DAS BISS DER SCHLANGE 1984; J'ai Lu, France as LES SEIGNEURS DE L'HYDRE

Hestia DAw 1979; * ROMANE UN ERZAHLUNGEN, Heyne Verlag, Germany; J'ai Lu, France; DIGA SULLA PIANETA HESTIA, Italy, Urania Press; Israel

Sunfall DAW 1981; SFBC; J`ai Lu, France as LES ADIEUX DE SOLEIL; collection, contains original publication of:

The Only Death in the City



The General

The Haunted Tower


Wave without a Shore DAW, 1981; J'ai Lu, France

The Green Gods by Charles and Nathalie Henneberg; DAW 1980; translator

Star Crusade by Pierre Barbet DAW, 1980; translator

Downbelow Station DAW 1981; SFBC; German, Heyne Verlag; SLAN, Italy as LA LEGA DEI MONDI OSCURI; France, OPTA as FORTERESSE DES ETOILES ; Britain, Metheuen Hugo Award, 1981

The Pride of Chanur DAW Books, 1982; SFBC; condensed in Science Fiction Digest; Britain 1983, Metheuen; J'ai Lu, France; Hugo nominee

Merchanter's Luck DAW 1982; SFBC; Metheuen, Britain; J'ai Lu, France as L'OPERA DE L'ESPACE 1983

Port Eternity DAW 1982; SFBC

The Dreamstone DAW Books March 1983; contains in substantially changed form, the short story "The Dreamstone" and the novelette: "Ealdwood"; Heyne Verlag, Germany; SFBC with TREE OF SWORDS AND JEWELS as ARAFEL's SAGA from SFBC; also Holland; J'ai Lu, France

The Tree of Swords and Jewels DAW August 1983; sequel to THE DREAMSTONE, qv.

40000 in Gehenna Phantasia 1983, special ed.; DAW Books 1984, first mass market; SFBC

Voyager in Night DAW March 1984; SFBC

Chanur's Venture Phantasia 1984 special ed; DAW BOOKS 1985 first mass market; SFBC

The Book of Shai by Daniel Walther DAW 1984 Jan; translator

Cuckoo's Egg Phantasia lim. ed 1985; DAW first mass market 1985; Hugo nominee

The Kif Strike Back Phantasia lim ed 1985; DAW First mass market 1985

Angel with a Sword DAW hb Sept. 1985, first DAW hb.

Visible Light DAW 1985-6; anthology with original publication of THE BROTHERS

Chanur's Homecoming Phantasia 1986; DAW Jan 1987; SFBC 1987

Soul of the City with Janet Morris and Lynn Abbey Ace Books Jan 1986, a Thieves World novel.

Kings in Hell with Janet Morris Baen Books, Mar 1986; a Heroes in Hell novel, HB and paper

Gates of Hell with Janet Morris, Baen Books,

Merovingen Nights editor DAW Book 1987; shared universe sequel to Angel with the Sword

Festival Moon DAW Books, 1987

Fever Season DAW Books, 1987

Troubled Waters DAW Books, 1988

Smugglers' Gold DAW Books, 1988

Divine Right DAW Books, 1989

Flood Tide DAW Books, 1990

End Game DAW Books, 1991

Exiles' Gate DAW Books, January 1988; Metheuen, Mandarin Books, 1989

Legions of Hell Baen Books, 1987

The Paladin Baen Books, 1988; SFBC 1988

Cyteen Warner Books HC 1988; NEL 1989; SFBC 1988: published in paper, 1989 as CYTEEN: The Betrayal; CYTEEN: The Rebirth; CYTEEN: The Vindication; Locus Award 1989 as Best SF Novel of 1988; Hugo Award, best novel 1988 at NOREASCON in Boston, 1989.

Rimrunners Warner Books HC 1989; NEL 1990

Rusalka Ballantine Books HC, OCT. 1989; Metheun, England, 1990; Easton Press First Editions 1990;

Chernevog Ballantine Books, HC, 1990; Metheuen, England, 1990? Easton Press First Editions 1990;

Heavy Time Warner Books, HC, 1991; NEL 1991

Yvgenie Ballantine Books, HC, 1991; Metheun, England, 1991; Easton Press

Goblin Mirror Ballantine Books, HC, 1994; trade, Random House UK

Hellburner Warner Books HC 1994, Hodder Stoughton UK 1994

Faery in Shadow Ballantine Books, pb, 1994; trade, Random House UK 1995

Tripoint Warner Books HB 1995, pb 1996; Hodder Stoughton UK

Foreigner DAW Books 1994, pb 1995

Invader DAW Books May 1995 HB

Fortress in the Eye of Time Harper Collins May 1995, pb 1996

Rider at the Gate Warner Books Aug 1995, pb Aug 1996

Inheritor , DAW Books, March 1996

Cloud's Rider, Warner Books, September 1996, pb Aug 1997

Lois & Clark: A Superman Novel, Prima Publications, September 1996, trade paper September 1997

Finity's End [Merchanter Universe] Warner Books, August 1997

The Dreaming Tree [reissue of The Dreamstone and Tree of Swords and Jewels with revisions] DAW Books, December 1997

Fortress of Eagles: Harper Collins, January 1998, paper in January 1999

Fortress of Owls: Harper Collins, January 1999

Fortress of Dragons: Harper Collins, March, 2000

Fortress of Ice: Harper Collins,


Short Fiction The Dark King Year's Best Fantasy #3 by Lin Carter, DAW Books 1977; The Campbell Award Winners, Bluejay 1984, Geo. Martin ed; also DAS DIGITALE DACHAU, Heyne Verlag, 1985

Cassandra F&SF Oct 1978; WORLDS BESt SF, Donald A Wollheim ed, DAW; Univers 1980, J'ai Lu, France; SCIENCE FICTION STORY READER 13, Heyne Verlag, Germany; NEBULA WINNERS 14, F. Pohl; Poland; Nebula nominee Hugo Award, short story 1979; in SCIENCE FICTION JUbILAUMS BAND: DAS LESEBUCH, Heyne Verlag, 1985

Homecoming Shayol summer 1979 copyright by Flight Unlimited, Inc., all rights reverted to author. Also contained in VISIBLE LIGHT

The Dreamstone; Amazons! by Jessica Amanda Salmonson DAW Books 1980; Germany; Holland, also contained in novel THE DREAMSTONE in revised form

A Gift of Prophecy original pub in Holland; also Germany; not available in English

Ealdwood novelette, Donald M Grant pub, 1981 hc; contained in revised form in THE DREAMSTONE; nominated for World Fantasy Award 1982

Willow ,Hecate's Cauldron by Susan Shwartz, DAW 1981

Sea Change Elsewhere by Terry Windling, ACE 1981

Ischade Shadows of Sanctuary Thieves' World, Rbt. Asprin ed; ACE 1982; SFBC as SANCTUARY

Downwind :Storm Season Thieves' World ACE 1983


The General

Highliner alsoWORLds BEST SF, D. Wollheim ed 1982

The Haunted Tower also YEARS BEst SF, Terry Carr ed. 1982


A Thief in Korianth Flashing Swords #5 Lin Carter, Dell books 1981; SFBC; VISIBLE LIGHT, DAW; Balrog Award 1982

The Last Tower Sorceror's Apprentice magazine 1981 and VISIBLE LIGHT, DAW

Companions The Campbell Award Winners Bluejay 1984, George Martin ed; novellette

Necromant: Faces of Chaos Thieves' World ACE 1983

The Scapegoat: Alien Stars Betsy Mitchell ed Baen Books 1985 Jan; novella

Witching Hour: Wings of Omen Thieves' World Ace, 1984

Pots: Afterwar Janet Morris Baen books 1985, novella

The Prince: Heroes in Hell Janet Morris Baen Books 1985-6

The Brothers Visible Light C.J. Cherryh DAW; novelette

The Unshadowed Land Swords and Sorceresses II Marion Z. Bradley; DAW 1985

Dagger in the Mind Thieves world Abbey/Cherryh/Morris, Berkley 1986

Death in the Meadow Thieves World same vol.

Conscience of the King with Nancy Asire; Heroes Baen 1987

Monday Morning Rebels in Hell Baen 1986

Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth Crusaders in Hell Baen 1987

Pawn in Play Heroes Baen 1987

Mech Future Crime


Arms and the Writer, Writers Digest 1979; FICTION WRITERS MARKET 1981-3

To the Rescue CAT FANCY 1977

Futurewar: afterward in novel

article, personal note in Faces of Science Fiction Patti Perret; Bluejay 1985

Miscellaneous star maps and misc. in THE COMPANY WARS, game from MAYFAIR GAMES 1983

songs in the songbook THE COMPLEAT FILKER II

songs in the tape FINITY'S END, Off Centaur Productions 1985

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