The Pride of Chanur
C.J. Cherryh
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Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM By C.J. Cherryh

No one at Meetpoint Station had ever seen a creature like the Outsider Naked hided, blunt toothed and blunt fingered, Tully was the sole surviving member of his company a communicative, spacefaring species hitherto unknown and he was a prisoner of his discoverer captors the sadistic, treacherous kif, until his escape onto the hani ship The Pride of Chanur Little dNo one at Meetpoint Station had ever seen a creature like the Outsider Naked hided, blunt toothed and blunt fingered, Tully was the sole surviving member of his company a communicative, spacefaring species hitherto unknown and he was a prisoner of his discoverer captors the sadistic, treacherous kif, until his escape onto the hani ship The Pride of Chanur Little did he know when he threw himself upon the mercy of The Pride and her crew that he put the entire hani species in jeopardy and imperiled the peace of the Compact itself For the information this fugitive held could be the ruin or glory of any of the species at Meetpoint Station Cover art by Michael Whelan
  • Title: The Pride of Chanur
  • Author: C.J. Cherryh
  • ISBN: 9780886772925
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback

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Bradley Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
I have complete respect for Cherryh. I've been reading her for almost thirty years and I've made it through most of her novels, but as with most writers and their works, there are a few you can immediately connect with and a few you can't.Don't get me wrong, I think this novel is pretty solid when I think about it in isolation with the rest of Cherryh's work, but I don't think I'd ever call it a classic. It definitely has some really cool elements, however, which is somewhat marred by my enjoyme [...]
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Terry Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
Definitely a high 3.5 stars, but not quite a 4 for me, Cherryh’s _The Pride of Chanur_ combines space opera with some gritty “hard-ish” sf elements in the beginning of a saga that deals with the political and economic ramifications of first contact. In this first volume of the Chanur saga we follow the exploits of a crew of Hani (lion-like aliens) on the eponymous merchant space freighter The Pride of Chanur. Expecting nothing more than a routine run across their trade routes, Pyanfar Chan [...]
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Lindsay Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
This is a reread for me, but I first read this series over ten years ago. I've knocked a star off my earlier review, mainly because I'm a little bit more critical as a reader now. It's still a great immersive read.Pyanfar Chanur is the captain of The Pride of Chanur, an interstellar trading ship of the hani, a leonine species. While at Meetpoint station a strange creature attempts to board The Pride, clearly fleeing from kif, a sinister species also docked at Meetpoint. Pyanfar's snap decision t [...]
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Lata Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
I first read this in my teens, and was astounded. This was the first science fiction novel I came across where the dominant pronoun in use for the entire story was "she". I had never read a science fiction or a fantasy novel until then where women were anything but props for the main male character, nothing more than helpmates (disgusting idea) or punching bags (even worse idea). For the first time, I read about a group of women flying spaceships, conducting trade, managing complicated political [...]
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Apatt Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
C.J. Cherryh is one of the most respected SF authors in the genre, she has written hundreds of books over several decades and won several awards. Yet – until now – I have never read any of her books, I attempted her highly esteemedCyteen but had to give it up after struggling mightily with it for 50 or so pages. So, The Pride of Chanur is my second attempt at a Cherryh book. I did finish it but it was still a mighty struggle. I thought I had a false start withCyteen but this Chanur book may [...]
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Medeyle Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
CJ Cherryh doesn't take a lot of time to fill you in on the background in her worlds. . . she just dumps you into the deep end and from there it's catch as catch can. It can be tough to understand what's going on at times, but basically it's a fast-moving action-adventure story which has a breathless momentum that drags you along in its wake. I've read the whole series about half a dozen times, and they make more and more sense (in terms of the political maneuvering). There's definitely an inter [...]
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Cathy (cathepsut) Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
"There had been something loose about the station dock all morning, skulking in amongst the gantries and the lines and the canisters which were waiting to be moved, lurking wherever shadows fell among the rampway accesses of the many ships at dock at Meetpoint. It was pale, naked, starved-looking in what fleeting glimpse anyone on The Pride of Chanurhad had of it."I might have read this 30 years ago or so, but I remembered nothing. Just a vague feeling that I liked it. I did like it, although it [...]
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Roger Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
I liked this series! An all-female crew of cat people finds a poor lost human male. Nobody in this part of space has ever encountered a human being before, so the crew take pity on the poor creature. I mean, you can't let a male out of the ship! He is too excitable to fend for himself! I found myself chuckling at the sexism exhibited by the female protagonists. We men have populated plenty of books with a token, beautiful female. This is PAYBACK! This book is not for those without a sense of hum [...]
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Veronique Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
3.5*Up until now, my only experience with Cherryh was through her excellent Foreigner series. This novel felt rather different, although at the base of it, politics, diplomacy, economics and linguistics are still very much at the fore. However their treatment is changed.The crew of the space freighter Pride of Chanur find a stowaway on their ship, a weird creature seeking refuge from the aggressive Kif, who captured and tortured him in order to get valuable information. Once more, the ‘human [...]
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Oscar Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
La Orgullo de Chanur es una nave mercante perteneciente a las hani, una raza extraterrestre semejante físicamente a felinos, cuya capitana, Pyanfar Chanur, y su tripulación pertenecen al género femenino. En la actualidad existe un Pacto para comerciar entre las diferentes especies, tanto las que respiran oxígeno como las que respiran metano, siendo posible el viaje interestelar a largas distancias entre planetas y estaciones gracias a la tecnología existente. La historia comienza con la nav [...]
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Krbo Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
Mada sam ovo pročitao 1988 u izdanju Mladosti na upis me potaklo svježe izdanje Algoritma, posebice jer vidim da su namjerili izdati i ostale iz serije.Kako se radi o vrhunskoj space-operi preporuka svim SF-ljupcima.Jedna od rjeđih knjiga gdje se Zemljani nađu kao slučajni "alieni" u tuđem, izuzetno fascinantnom svijetu.Za ostatak prikaza posuđujem riječi kolege:------------------Fascinantno je ono što je u stanju smisliti ženski mozak.Ako ste čitali Bujoldicinog Milesa vidjeli ste hr [...]
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Wanda Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
Number 144 on my SFF reading project list. This was a rollicking good space opera--lots of alien life forms, plots of intrigue, plenty of things going boom! I don’t know about you, but I can’t exist on a reading diet of only serious, thoughtful books and this provided a fun, relaxing romp through the universe when I needed one.Cherryh writes aliens well. I loved the lion people of Anuurn—The Pride of Chanur may have been the name of their vessel, but they are also socially arranged into pr [...]
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Stephanie Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
An old favorite. Cherryh has an amazing ability to craft cultures that are both believable and completely alien. It's fun to get inside the head of the cat-like hani, because they don't think like a human, but nevertheless finds themselves having to deal with one. That outsider's view of our species is a refreshing twist. The other races are unique and fascinating in their own rights, even though I have a perverse soft spot for the cold-blooded kif. More than enough alien psychology, Machiavelli [...]
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Snarktastic Sonja Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
This book has been on my radar for a long time . . . probably since it was actually written. I've picked it up a few times and been unable to get into it. Along came a sci-fi pick it for me challenge - and it was picked. I was intrigued enough to pick it up again. The beginning was a little rough. The language is quite stilted and the story is sometimes hard to follow. I believe this is intentional - we are, after all, in the head of an alien. To further this . . . uncomfortableness . . . we hav [...]
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Jamie Collins Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
2.5 stars. I liked a lot of things about this, but I found the prose muddled and unsatisfying, as I sometimes do with Cherryh. It’s frustrating, because her settings are fantastic.This is early 1980’s space opera. A crew of feline-ish beings rescues a human refugee, who’s just escaped from being kidnapped and tortured by a villainous race of beings who are eager to be the first to take advantage of humankind, a previously unknown species.This has multiple spacefaring civilizations interact [...]
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Ivan Lutz Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
Zgodna space opera s dosta feminizma. Odmor za mozak. Problem je pun kufer imena i likova koji samo prolaze kroz roman pa se čovjek pogubi. Ima i minusa u vidu ne baš razrađene fabule, a i nema baš ni neke poruke pa koketira s zanimljivim space pulpom - dakle avantura i pucačina. Dosta nejasnih stvari oko važnosti ljudi tj. čovjeka oko kojeg se radnja vrti mislim da bi radnja funkcionirala bez problema i bez njaga(da su ukrali bilo što, a ne Stranca). VEselim se prijevodu knjiga iz ostal [...]
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Bill Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
I last read this when it was released by SFBC about 1985. It is classic Cherryh, a master at alien-human and alien-alien interactions. The detail in this series foretells that of the larger Foreigner series, her massive and still progressing effort. All of these novels are timeless and are a relief from the masses of dystopic Sci-Fi infesting the bookshelves today. These remain modern Space Opera at its best.A solid 8 of 10 stars
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Jacqueline Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
The best ever human as alien book. Ms. Cherryh is the master of making me believe a human is the alien. Love the series but this one is comfort food for me and I reread it all the time. I also recommend it to readers at the bookstore where I work as the best introduction to Ms. Cherryh's work.
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Julie Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
Hmmm. 2.5 stars. Despite its short length, it took me a really uncharacteristically long time to get through this one (but I'm also inclined to attribute that to the holidays + me being horrifically sleep-deprived this past week, so I started napping on the train instead of reading).Cherryh's prose was lovely as usual, but I really struggled. I was going to tackle the entirety of the Chanur series read for the Spec Fic group, but now I'm wondering if I should just stick to some of her more human [...]
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Laura (Kyahgirl) Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
3/5; 3 stars; BAudible had a pretty good sale on this month so I picked up several books I've been meaning to read for awhile and this was one of them. I actually have quite a few books by this author inherited from my sister's library but I thought I'd start with this one on audio. Dina Pearlman was the narrator and she did a good job. She has a very businesslike style of speaking which was well suited to a science fiction book of this nature. The story itself was entertaining and I can see mys [...]
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Juushika Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
An alien stowaway thrusts one ship and crew into an interspecies conflict. The concept here--of human as alien, and as a secondary character--is fantastic, but not always fully realized: hani, the protagonist alien society, is insufficiently weird, insufficiently non-human; but other alien species are weirder, which is more intriguing and also convincing, and the approach to interspecies interactions, via cultural frameworks and linguistics, is a compelling addition to the space opera subgenre. [...]
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Diane Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
Take a look at the book cover. This was such a great idea. A lone human escapes a alien ship where he was being held captive along with 3 other humans (now dead). He steals aboard another ship that belongs to the Chanur (tiger people is how I thought of them). The Chanur at first are like WTF is IT, because none of the other species has EVER seen a human. They try to kill him until they discover that he isn't some wild beast. He can communicate and is a sentient being with thoughts and feelings. [...]
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Ira Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
As written in other reviews, Cherryh tends to dump the reader into a situation at which point it's sink or swim. The downside to this is that it may not be to the taste of everyone but, if one sticks with the story, the reader is rewarded with a tale rich in imagery, vision, and plot. Her works all share this similar vein and The Pride of Chanur is no exception.We are taken on a journey of first-contact, though not from the human perspective. Instead of glossing over the language and familiarity [...]
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Casey Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
The Pride of Chanur starts off strong with a lot of action. Tully, a human, is taken prisoner by the kif, a dangerous alien race. He escapes on a station, and Pyanfur of the hani (cat/lion-like alien race), takes him in on her ship, The Pride of Chanur, to defend him.This action starts a lot of trouble for Pyanfur and her crew, and they immediately leave the station and escape into space. They're hunted by the kif, while piquing the interests of the other alien races in the area, as humans have [...]
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LindaJ^ Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
Humans do not predominate in this book but rather are the "Outsiders." Pyanfar is the captain of the Pride of Chanur, a space ship that travels to do trade with other members of the Compact, a confederation of six worlds scattered across space. While at a space station to do some trading, an Outsider manages to sneak on board the Pride. He is battered and bruised and stinks. He has escaped from the Kif, a not so nice sentient species. For some reason, Pyanfar does not give him back and the fun b [...]
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Éric Kasprak Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
This is a strange one for me. The book is really a 5 star book, but I ended up giving it only 3 stars. Let me explain; this is a solid and tense, fast pace adventure with all kinds of interesting characters in a very good setting/universe. When I was not reading the book, I could not stop thinking about it, I felt like I was part of the story, part of the Pride's (the spaceship) crew. Even now I think about the book fondly. So why the 3 stars? Ms. Cherryh writing style is extremely difficult to [...]
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Kari Chapman Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
The Pride of Chanur has a lot of potential. It's a first contact story told from the aliens point of view. The other species were very interesting - lots of variety and an attempt to move away from human-like aliens. The technology is interesting as well. I like the translator-making kit. It's a computer that comes with a bunch of keyboards that have pictures on all the keys. The new species and press each button and say what the image is. The computer then takes the dictionary and starts making [...]
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Wesley Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
The 'Pride of Chanur' is the story of Pyanfar, captain of The Pride, a merchant ship of the hani house of Chanur. She and her crew, one of whom is her niece, are roped into a bizarre first contact situation when an unknown alien escapes from the clutches of a predatory kif hunter and takes refuge aboard her ship. The alien, a human named Tully, is the first of his kind to visit The Compact, an economic alliance of six races, and the last survivor of his ship. When Pyanfar decides to offer the hu [...]
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Tess Jun 07, 2020 - 08:15 AM
I loved this book and think that it is a great science fiction piece. The story follows the captain of a merchant space ship as she finds an interesting thing on her ship that has never been seen before, a human. Now she finds herself being chased and in loads of trouble thanks to her new found friend. This book is a interesting combination of action, political maneuvering, and good old fashioned friendship. What I mostly take away from this story is writing from a position not just different fr [...]
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The Pride of Chanur By C.J. Cherryh No one at Meetpoint Station had ever seen a creature like the Outsider Naked hided, blunt toothed and blunt fingered, Tully was the sole surviving member of his company a communicative, spacefaring species hitherto unknown and he was a prisoner of his discoverer captors the sadistic, treacherous kif, until his escape onto the hani ship The Pride of Chanur Little dNo one at Meetpoint Station had ever seen a creature like the Outsider Naked hided, blunt toothed and blunt fingered, Tully was the sole surviving member of his company a communicative, spacefaring species hitherto unknown and he was a prisoner of his discoverer captors the sadistic, treacherous kif, until his escape onto the hani ship The Pride of Chanur Little did he know when he threw himself upon the mercy of The Pride and her crew that he put the entire hani species in jeopardy and imperiled the peace of the Compact itself For the information this fugitive held could be the ruin or glory of any of the species at Meetpoint Station Cover art by Michael Whelan

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