By C. J. Cherryh
The 1st ebook in C.J.Cherryh's eponymous sequence, Foreigner begins an epic story of the survivors of a misplaced spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by way of a opposed, sentient alien race. From its beginnings as a human-alien tale of first touch, the Foreigner sequence has develop into a real technological know-how fiction odyssey, following a civilization from the age of steam via early area flight to confrontations with different alien species in far away sectors of area. it's the masterwork of a really striking author.
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When you marry somebody now, all you get is one person. I say that when couples fight, it isn't about money or sex or power. " Sigmund Freud said he didn't know what women wanted. I know what women want. They want a whole lot of people to talk to. I thank Trout for the concept of the man-woman hour as a unit of measurement of marital intimacy. This is an hour during which a husband and wife are close enough to be aware of each other, and for one to say something to the other without yelling, if he or she feels like it.
Dave and his buddy skedaddled away from there. Trout said it sounded to him as though my boyhood friend's Bronze Star was well deserved. "He almost certainly killed people as well as a radio," he said, "thus sparing them years of disappointments and tedium in civilian life. He made it possible for them, to quote the English poet A. E. ' " Trout paused, secured his upper plate with his left thumb, and then went on: "I could have written a best-seller, if I'd had the patience to create three-dimensional characters.
Yesterday, Wednesday, July 3rd, 1996, I received a well-written letter from a man who never asked to be born in the first place, and who has been a captive of our nonpareil correctional facilities, first as a juvenile offender and then as an adult offender, for many years. He is about to be released into a world where he has no friends or relatives. Free will is about to kick in again, after a hiatus of a good deal more than a decade. What should he do? " I said this because what such a grown-up waif needs more than anything is something like a family.