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C.J. CherryhCarolyn Janice Cherry (whose pen name is C.J. Cherryh) was born September 1, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1964, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin from the University of Oklahoma (Phi Beta Kappa), with academic specializations in archaeology, mythology, and the history of engineering. In 1965, she received a Master of Arts degree in classics from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was a Woodrow Wilson fellow.

After graduation, Cherryh taught Latin, Ancient Greek, the classics, and ancient history at John Marshall High School in the Oklahoma City public school system. During the summers, she would conduct student tours of the ancient ruins in England, France, Spain, and Italy. In her spare time, she would write, using the mythology of Rome and Greece as plots for her stories of the future.

Her breakthrough came in 1975 when Donald A. Wollheim purchased both manuscripts she had submitted to DAW Books, Gate of Ivrel and Brothers of Earth. The books won her immediate recognition and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1977. In 1979, her short story "Cassandra" won the Best Short Story Hugo, and she quit teaching to write full-time. She has since won the Hugo Award for Best Novel twice, first for Downbelow Station in 1982 and then again for Cyteen in 1989.

In addition to developing her own fictional universes, Cherryh has contributed to several shared world anthologies, including Thieves' World, Heroes in Hell, Elfquest, Witch World, Magic in Ithkar, and the Merovingen Nights series, which she edited.

In February 2016, Cherryh was named the 32nd Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Cherryh lives in Washington State.

C.J. Cherryh Book List and Awards
Her website: www.cherryh.com
Her blog: http://www.cherryh.com/WaveWithoutAShore
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C.J. Cherryh Bibliography


Novels

  • Gate of Ivrel - 1976
  • Brothers of Earth - 1976
  • Hunter of Worlds - 1976
  • The Faded Sun: Kesrith - 1977
  • The Faded Sun: Shon’jir - 1978
  • Well of Shiuan - 1978
  • Fires of Azeroth - 1979
  • The Faded Sun: Kutath - 1979
  • The Book of Morgaine
  • Hestia - 1979
  • Serpent’s Reach - 1980
  • Sunfall - 1981
  • Wave without a Shore - 1981
  • Downbelow Station - 1981
  • The Pride of Chanur - 1982
  • Merchanter’s Luck - 1982
  • Port Eternity - 1982
  • The Dreamstone - 1983
  • The Tree of Swords and Jewels - 1983
  • 40000 in Gehenna Phantasia - 1983
  • Voyager in Night - 1984
  • Chanur’s Venture Phantasia - 1984
  • Cuckoo’s Egg Phantasia - 1985
  • The Kif Strike Back Phantasia - 1985
  • Angel with a Sword - 1985
  • Visible Light - 1985
  • Chanur’s Homecoming Phantasia - 1986
  • Soul of the City - 1986 (with Janet Morris and Lynn Abbey Ace)
  • Kings in Hell - 1986 (with Janet Morris)
  • Gates of Hell (with Janet Morris)
  • Festival Moon - 1987
  • Legions of Hell - 1987
  • Fever Season - 1987
  • Exile's Gate - 1988
  • Troubled Waters - 1988
  • Smugglers’ Gold - 1988
  • The Paladin - 1988
  • Cyteen - 1988
  • Rimrunners - 1989
  • Divine Right - 1989
  • Rusalka - 1989
  • Chernevog - 1990
  • Flood Tide - 1990
  • End Game - 1991
  • Heavy Time - 1991
  • Yvgenie - 1991
  • Goblin Mirror - 1994
  • Hellburner - 1994
  • Foreigner - 1994
  • Faery in Shadow - 1995
  • Tripoint - 1995
  • Invader - 1995
  • Fortress in the Eye of Time - 1995
  • Rider at the Gate - 1995
  • Inheritor - 1996
  • Lois & Clark: A Superman Novel - 1996
  • Finity's End - 1997
  • The Dreaming Tree - 1997
  • Fortress of Eagles - 1998
  • Fortress of Owls - 1999
  • Precursor - 1999
  • Fortress of Dragons - 2000
  • Fortress of Ice
  • Defender - 2001
  • Hammerfall - 2001
  • Explorer - 2002
  • Destroyer - 2005
  • Pretender - 2006
  • Deliverer - 2007
  • Regenesis - 2009
  • Conspirator - 2009
  • Deceiver - 2010
  • Betrayer - 2011
  • Visitor - 2016

eBooks

  • Heavy Time
  • Hellburner
  • Faery Moon
  • The Writing Life: Vol. 1
  • The Writing Life: Vol. 2
  • The Writing Life: Vol. 3
  • Deliberations: A Foreigner Short Story - 2012

Non-Fiction

  • Arms and the Writer - 1979
  • To the Rescue - 1977
  • Futurewar

C.J. Cherryh Awards

  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer - 1977
  • Hugo Award for Best Short Story - 1979
  • Hugo Award for Best Novel - 1982, 1989
  • Locus Award - 1988
  • Edward E. Smith Memorial Award - 1988
  • Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award - 2005
  • Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award - 2016

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