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C.J. Cherryh

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Currently resident in Spokane, Washington, C.J. Cherryh has won four Hugos and is one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed authors in the science fiction and fantasy field. She is the author of more than forty novels. Her hobbies include travel, photography, reef culture, Mariners baseball, and, a late passion, figure skating: she intends to compete in the adult USFSA track. She began with the modest ambition to learn to skate backwards and now is working on jumps. She sketches, occasionally, cooks fairly well, and hates house work; she loves the outdoors, animals wild and tame, is a hobbyist geologist, adores dinosaurs, and has academic specialties in Roman constitutional law and bronze age Greek ethnography. She has written s...more


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“Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed!”
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“It is perfectly okay to write garbage--as long as you edit brilliantly.”
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“Science fiction is a dialogue, a tennis match, in which the Idea is volleyed from one side of the net to the other. Ridiculous to say that someone 'stole' an idea: no, no, a thousand times no. The point is the volley, and how it's carried, and what statement is made by the answering 'statement.' In other words — if Burroughs initiates a time-gate and says it works randomly, and then Norton has time gates confounded with the Perilous Seat, the Siege Perilous of the Round Table, and locates it in a bar on a rainy night — do you see both the humor and the volley in the tennis match?”
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message 8: by C.J.

C.J. Cherryh Diana wrote: "I have a question... (Sorry if you've been asked this before!) Did you name Ariane Emory after Arianespace?"

Actually, I always liked the name, and chose it independently; but when I next read an article citing Arianespace, I did think it appropriate.


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Diana I have a question... (Sorry if you've been asked this before!) Did you name Ariane Emory after Arianespace?


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C.J. Cherryh Diana wrote: "Thanks for adding me! I'm a big fan. I've really gotta try to get out to one of your events sometime soon! :)"

Thanks! I'll be at Radcon and at Miscon...


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Diana Thanks for adding me! I'm a big fan. I've really gotta try to get out to one of your events sometime soon! :)


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C.J. Cherryh Michael wrote: "Thanks for adding me. I'd just done some spring cleaning on here not long before you moved in. Main change was the addition of your blog feed to the profile page. Loving your Foreigner books."

Thank you very much!


Michael Thanks for adding me. I'd just done some spring cleaning on here not long before you moved in. Main change was the addition of your blog feed to the profile page. Loving your Foreigner books.


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C.J. Cherryh Bradley wrote: "Thank you for adding me as a friend CJ. I have been a long time fan of your work. Arafel is a personal muse that whispers in my ear when I need some elf inspiration. I hope you are having a good da..."

Thanks much!




Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend CJ. I have been a long time fan of your work. Arafel is a personal muse that whispers in my ear when I need some elf inspiration. I hope you are having a good day! =)

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