C.J. Cherryh

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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,


Precursor: DAW Books, HB 1999, pb 2000

Defender: DAW Books, HB 2001, pb 2002

Explorer: DAW Books, HB 2002, pb 2003

Destroyer: DAW Books, HB 2005, pb 2006

Pretender: DAW Books, HB 2006, pb 2007

Deliverer: DAW Books, HB 2007, pb 2008

Regenesis: DAW Books, HB 2009, pb 2010

Conspirator: DAW Books, HB 2009, pb 2010

Deceiver: DAW Books, HB 2010, pb 2011

Betrayer: DAW Books, HB 2011, pb 2012

Intruder: DAW Books, HB 2012

Rusalka (Rusalka I): extensively rewritten for Closed Circle Publications, eBook

Chernevog with Jane Fancher (Rusalka II): extensively rewritten for Closed Circle Publications, eBook

Yvgenie (Rusalka III): extensively rewritten for Closed Circle Publications, eBook

Heavy Time: Closed Circle Publications, eBook

Hellburner: Closed Circle Publications, eBook

Faery Moon: Closed Circle Publications, eBook

The Writing Life: Vol. 1: Closed Circle Publications, eBook

The Writing Life: Vol. 2: Closed Circle Publications, eBook

The Writing Life: Vol. 3: Closed Circle Publications, eBook


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


Deliberations: A Foreigner Short Story: Closed Circle Publications, eBook 2012



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


  1. Laiel Shepherd

    Always glad to find a thorough bibliography. Do you know of any good ways to acquire your published nonfiction? (I learned recently that CAT FANCY magazine will be ending and replaced with CATSTER!)

    I recently did manage to acquire a copy of _The Company Wars_ board game from eBay after learning about it in a history of Mayfair Games printed in _Designers & Dragons: The ’80s_ by Evil Hat Productions. I’m still awaiting receipt of _The Witchfires of Leth: A Crossroads Adventure in the World of C. J. Cherryh’s Morgaine_ from BetterWorldBooks, as I dig into some tangential products. (I love your Morgaine stories so much!)

    As someone with an interest in both your stories and in games, I’m curious: can you recall much about what it was like working with Mayfair Games (and presumably Bill Fawcett) way back when?

  2. CJ

    It’s not up to date, alas.

    Re Bill Fawcett, I met him at conventions. When I had a problem with a pirate, I needed to demonstrate ‘value’ in the intangible they had ripped off, so I called Bill for a quick contract to take advantage of those rights (and I did get the pirate shut down) —which later to my chagrin materialized in the Crossroads Adventure thing, which I never would have agreed to—as a matter of fact, I didn’t quite agree: the nature of the thing mutated under construction, and became that, and all I can say for it is that it was a one-shot and then done, which settled the moral debt. Company Wars the game was one I had some input on, but mostly in technical, not gaming background. The Cat Fancy thing might be in microfiche somewhere, but is probably rare except among cat breeders. It’s at least a straightforward piece on how to solve feline accidents.

    • joekc6nlx

      Your reference to Cat Fancy prompted me to look up a couple of breeds at I always thought Birdie was a Maine Coon, but she certainly has the eyes of a Norwegian Forest Cat……. I’ll stick with rescued cats…..they need homes, too, and all of mine were rescued….although I’m pretty sure they rescued ME. too.

    • Laiel Shepherd

      I did find the Crossroads thing curious, since it looks like it uses Dungeons & Dragons-style attributes with hit points and inventory management, which didn’t seem like a good interpretation for your stories. I haven’t received it yet, but I checked some information about the Crossroads series. The Company Wars at least seems to have tried to interpret the fiction into a game format to some degree, and importantly has some material provided by you!

      In any case, I suppose I’ll just have to keep some things on a list and see if I can ever get a hold of them. For now, I’m still catching up on your ’80s titles! (I’ve actually had a bit of setback in realizing I hadn’t read some of your older short stories, so I’m catching up on things from Visible Light and such now.)

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