Is he just too perfect?
Mod: This is technically Alliance-Union, but might we have a Morgaine tag as well? I've mentioned this in comments a couple times, but I've been looking forward to getting into the SF/F (depending on the PoV character) Morgaine Cycle. This comm has inspir... Is anyone interested in having individual book discussions - either a book-of-the-month kind of thing, or chapter-by-chapter readalongs for some of her books? I don't mind being the person to host at least the first couple of them, if there's enough inter... One impressive thing about CJ is her ability to make aliens come alive, to portray them in a way that's totally believable. And the thing I like best about the Chanur books is how they are all from an aliens point of view, and anchored in an aliens mindse...
It was long ago and far away when I stumbled across a copy of Downbelow Station, probably in a musty second-hand store (my favorite kind). I devoured that book, and immediately had a new author to add to my "must buy" list. Then Cyteen. Oh, wow, Cyteen. B... In two separate series, Cherryh features things that are like horses but really mean. It's like she has a grudge. Are equines the only species she cannot sympathize with? (totally joking here)