New Foreigner Book!


a few hardcovers and pbs available from Closed Circle, signed. Latest: Moonlover and the Fountain of Blood, Jane Fancher short story. Chernevog, part 2 of the Rusalka trilogy co-written by CJ and Jane; and Orion's Children, a tetralogy from Lynn.

About me

I'm C.J. Cherryh. I write science fiction and fantasy. I travel, I figure skate, I take photos, I sometimes do art. I've been most of the way around the world---the only exception being the stretch fromPerth, Australia, to Ephesus, in Turkey: haven't ever been in that sector of the globe. I used to teach, I trained in linguistics and archaeology, and I have a web page at, if you didn't happen to arrive here by that route. I live in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, and I share a house with Jane Fancher, another writer, and two cats, who have about 100,000 miles of travel on them. Jane's webpage is ---if you want the other side of any story. Plus I'm a klutz about picture managment and she loves doing it, so almost all incriminating pictures are on her website and Flickr account. I've kept a journal for  many years on my website, and quite a lot of people know me pretty well from those pages, so if everybody else seems to 'know things' that aren't in this blog, don't panic. Just ask, and I or somebody else will answer. This blog/webpresence is in no wise meant to supplant, replace, or take over from the several sites that have had content relating to my work (you know who you are, and I fully support your continuance.) I also have a philosophy about the web. It is a place, like science fiction conventions, which grew up with rules, among the original participants, often good rules, and success brought in a whole lot of people who came in and brought different ways. I try, so far as I am able and have knowledge, to run two sites where you don't get bombarded by ads, you don't pick up tracking cookies, and where, if we sell something, it's a decent value. I cannot control the Amazon store aspect of my website, and you may pick up cookies past that doorway, but it was a way to get you access to my books---all 500-odd links. Any page I would have made with those links would have been hopeless to navigate. When I offer files for sale as e-books they will be DRM-free. I try to be honest with my readers, and hope my readers will be honest with me---and enable me to keep the lights on. Let's have fun on this site. I'll be posting about my work, my life, the general craziness of a writer's existence, my friends, and what I'm up to. Plus---the current project---the creation of Closed Circle---three writers' response to the difficulties in the publishing industry: we are going to offer inexpensive e-books, and hope to be able to do it long-term.

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