C. J. Cherryh

Synopsis of Explorer

C.J. Cherryh's second trilogy set in her Foreigner Universe comes to a thrilling conclusion with Explorer-a new hardcover published simultaneously with the paperback release of Book two, Defender.

The final installment to this sequence of the Hugo Award-winning Author's most successful Series, Explorer follows a human delegate trapped in a distant star system facing a potentially bellicose alien ship.

Reviews of Explorer


Fun and I was glad to be along for the full journey. -- Henry Leon Lazarus, Tome Of Lazarus - ScienceFiction.com

Frankly, there's no explanation for the massively protracted, senses-dulling nature of this tale, save for the demands of the marketplace for Series of thick Books. -- Paul Di Filippo, Scifi.com

C.J. Cherryh writes excellent space opera filled with plenty of action and adventure. -- Harriet Klausner, The Best Reviews

Fans of the Series will definitely need to read this Book. -- BooksForABuck

The Asian overtones of intensely followed rituals and stylized manners enrich the plot's complexity and help characterize impetuous humanity against civilized aliens and hybrids. -- Kelly Rae Cooper, Romantic Times Book Club

...Explorer is only recommended to Foreigner fans, as it is sixth in the Series and really would not stand well alone. -- KC Heath, Yet AnotherBook Review Site

An extremely satisfying read... -- Joules Taylor, SFCrowsnest

There is no doubt that Cherryh is a talented Author, and her construction of worlds, characters and cultures is complex and convincing. -- Donna Scanlon, Rambles

Explorer is a fine conclusion to an excellent Series, despite a twist or two that may take veteran Cherryh readers by surprise. -- Edward Carmien, SFRevu