C. J. Cherryh

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C. J. Cherryh

29 Quotations from C. J. Cherryh

airlock n. 1981 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Pride of Chanur (1991) vii. 108 Dur Tahar laid her ears back and started to go, lingered for one poisonous look beyond, toward the airlock, and a focus snapped back on center.
automatics n. 1982 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Pride of Chanur xiii. 201 ‘Put on the rescue beeper,’ Pyanfar said, thrusting that dire news to a far recess of her mind. ‘The Pride can home on it. Let her automatics take you.’
Belter n. 1991 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Heavy Time 1 Nervous man, Ben Pollard. Twenty-four and hungry, a Belter kid only two years out of ASTEX Institute.
deep-space adj. 1988 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Cyteen 31 Are they finally going to get that deep-space construction?
eetee n. 1988 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Cyteen 196 Eetees with a complex culture and an isolationist sentiment.
gravitied adj. 2 1992 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Hellburner ix. 174 Demas called, to say that the carrier was braking, directly after ceasing acceleration. Demas said that there was a contingent of marines aboard needing gravitied accommodations. ‘I copy that. What’s the head count?’ ‘Two thousand.’ That was a carrier’s full troop complement. They wanted miracles.
holo n. 1988 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Cyteen 329 She opened uncle Giraud’s present next…It was an awfully nice holo of the whole planet.
home star n. 1982 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Port Eternity 24 I looked up from my position crouched against the bulkhead, looked at the screens, and there was nothing but black on them. We were in the safe area of our own home star and with traffic around us. There was no way anything ought to be going wrong, but G was pulling us and making the lights all over the boards blink red, red, red.
homeworld n. 1982 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Pride of Chanur (1991) i. 8 Get the smell of the home-world wind in her nostrils for a few months.
hyperdrive n. 1988 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Cyteen 69 He was scared into hyperdrive.
in-system adj. 1982 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Merchanter’s Luck i. 9 In fact, his life had been womanless, except for one very drunk insystem merchanter one night on Mariner when he was living high and secure, which was how Mariner knew his name and laid in wait for him. And another insystemer before that, who he had hoped would partner him for good: she had lost him Esperance when it went bad.
jump drive n. 1982 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Pride of Chanur 84 She reached for drive control, uncapped switches. ‘Stand by. Going to throw our navigation all to blazes; I'll keep Alijuun off our nose when we cycle back.’ She pulsed the jump drive, once, twice, three times, microsecond flarings of the vanes.
jump engine n. 1984 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Voyager In Night iv. 69 It knew we were there, knew how small we were. We couldn’t support jump engines. It damn well knew.
jump point n. 1981 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Pride of Chanur (1991) ii. 24 Beyond Meetpoint in the other direction was stsho space, with a great scarcity of jumppoints to help them along.
jumpship n. 1981 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Pride of Chanur (1991) ii. 24 Those masses by which The Pride or any other jumpship steered; and on the other sides were kif regions.
jumpship n. 1982 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Merchanter’s Luck 13 His indignation won him at least a momentary lift of her hand and deprecation of the question she had asked, because a jumpship was far and away a different class of operation from the insystem haulers and miners.
jumpspace n. 1986 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Chanur’s Homecoming 95 Stsho did that, because stsho minds also had trouble in jumpspace.
light n. 1 1984 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Thoughts on Future of Conflict in Game Beyond 346 The difference between an insystem conflict and an interstellar one is a concept to boggle terrestrially-habituated minds, but as an example, consider that even an insystem ship far more sophisticated than any we could presently build may take a year to get, say, across a 93 million-mile interval such as that between us and the Sun. And a ship traveling at one Light would cross that same distance in 8 minutes... about the time it would take the cook on that first ship to microwave a frozen dinner for that ship’s first lunch.
lightspeed n. 1 1986 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Chanur’s Homecoming 227 A lightspeed message proliferated through ship relays.
motherworld n. 1988 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Cyteen 120 The arks preserve such fragmentary codes as have been recovered…from the last pre-mixing genepools of the motherworld.
out-system n. 1986 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Chaunur’s Homecoming 169 A destruct mechanism on the station might be set to blow on a signal sent from outsystem.
planet-bound adj. 1981 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Pride of Chanur (1991) i. 7 Her brother Kohan was still fit enough, planet-bound as he was and not gifted with the time-stretch of jump.
prespace adj. 2009 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Regenesis II. i. iii. 247 [...] Luddism... the commenting agent had flagged that word and supplied a definition. It meant people who were against progress, based on a political movement of 1811 and some years after, against the introduction of weaving machines in pre-space England.
realspace n. 1981 C. J. Cherryh Downbelow Station IV. v. iii. 318 All it needed was someone overshooting minimum, some over hasty ass coming into realspace too close to the point, and they and the newcomer would cease to exist in any rational sense, shredded here and there.
spacefaring adj. 1981 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Pride of Chanur (1991) iv. 61 A communicative, spacefaring species, hitherto unknown, in a position to have come into kif hands without passing through more civilized regions.
spacer n. 1 1981 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Pride of Chanur (1991) vii. 105 The papers came back, plasticized and permanent with Tully’s face staring back from them, species handwritten, classification general spacer, sex male.
suit n. 1986 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Chanur’s Homecoming 33 A pair of armed kif headed toward her airlock. They wore no suits, only the hooded black robes universal with their kind. That meant the kif put some reliance on the jury-patches and the repressurization of this zone of the dock.
terraforming n. 1988 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Cyteen 41 Terraforming, while wreaking havoc on many native species, has provided a unique opportunity to study interface zones and compare adaptive changes in Terrene and indigenous species.
waldo n. 1988 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Cyteen 130 She…used the waldo to send the offending sample back through cryogenics.