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Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh
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Jul 13, 2009

really liked it

Cherryh creates the best aliens. Always. This individual book gets 4 stars because it drags a little but I give the series 5 stars. The series currently has 10 books of which I have read 9 and am rereading. I like this series because the humans aren't in the power position. It is about two species whose hard wiring creates different concepts in language which in turn creates differences in culture. Our hero Bren is the only translator (the paidhi) between the two species. He is dealing with the Atevi who don't have a word for friend but have 14 words for betrayal.
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