Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Pride of Chanur by C.J. Cherryh

First sentence:

"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 dock at Meetpoint."


"No one at Meetpoint Station had ever seen a creature like Outsider. Naked-hided, blunt-toothed and blunt-figured, 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, and 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.  -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

I liked this first book of the Chanur series. I especially liked the way Pyanfar figured out how to deal with the kif and how knowing Tully can be useful. I look forward to reading the next book, Chanur's Venture.

Date read: 2/8/2012
Book #: 7
Series: Chanur, #1
Challenges: TBR Challenge 2012, Off the Shelf Challenge 2012
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: SF

Publisher: Daw Books
Year: 1981
# of pages: 224
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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