C. J. Cherryh planned to write since the age of ten. When she was older, she learned to use a typewriter while triple-majoring in Classics, Latin, and Greek. With more than seventy books to her credit, and the winner of three Hugo Awards, she is one of the most prolific and highly respected authors in the science fiction field. Cherryh was recently named a Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. She lives in Washington state. She can be found at cherryh.com.
"Cherryh has given us an alien psychology story, and she has done a grand job. It is a mark of Cherryh's success that here, it is the human who seems alien." --Analog
"This book and the rest of the Chanur series...comprise one of the best scence fiction tales ever. Don't miss it." --Minneapolis Star and Tribune "This is a rousing good tale, and Cherryh's feisty hani are the most believable alien characters to come down the SF pike in a long time." --Kliatt "C.J. Cherryh can be counted on for a fast-paced story and intricately worked-out alien cultures." --San Francisco Chronicle