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C. J. Cherryh
United States science fiction and fantasy authorwd:Q234030
genre: science fiction, fantasy
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English, French
educated at: Johns Hopkins University, University of Oklahoma
occupation: translator, novelist, science fiction writer, writer
award received: Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, Astounding Award for Best New Writer, Hugo Award for Best Novel, Hugo Award for Best Short Story
Carolyn Janice Cherry (born September 1, 1942), better known by the pen name C. J. Cherryh, is an American writer of speculative fiction. She has written more than 80 books since the mid-1970s, including the Hugo Award-winning novels Downbelow Station (1981) and Cyteen (1988), both set in her Alliance–Union universe. She is known for "world building", depicting fictional realms with great realism supported by vast research in history, language, psychology, and archeology.
Cherryh (pronounced "Cherry") appended a silent "h" to her real name because her first editor, Donald A. Wollheim, felt that "Cherry" sounded too much like a romance writer. She used only her initials, C.J., to disguise that she was female at a time when the majority of science fiction authors were male.The author has an asteroid, 77185 Cherryh, named after her. Referring to this honor, the asteroid's discoverers wrote of Cherryh: "She has challenged us to be worthy of the stars by imagining how mankind might grow to live among them."
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author: C. J. Cherryh