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Downbelow Station (Alliance-Union: Company Wars, Bk 1)
Downbelow Station - Alliance-Union: Company Wars, Bk 1
Author: C. J. Cherryh
A legend among sci-fi readers, C.J. Cherryh's Union-Alliance novels, while separate and complete in themselves, are part of a much larger tapestry-a future history spanning 5,000 years of human civilization. — Downbelow Station is the book that won Cherryh a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1982. A blockbuster space opera of the rebellion ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780756400590
ISBN-10: 0756400597
Publication Date: 12/1/2001
Pages: 480
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Publisher: Daw Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Downbelow Station showcases Cherry's inarguable talent for complex but understandable geopolitical plots, many-layered characterization, and truly alien cultures that humans are never really going to fully understand. There are several sides to the conflict here: The Company, now in charge of an isolationist Earth; the Fleet, once the enforcement arm of the Company but now pretty much independent; Union, formed out of the farther worlds of the Beyond and possessed of a new psychological style completely foreign to Earth; Pell, a station circling a planet which circles Tau Ceti, and which only wants to left alone; and the free Merchanters, making a living hauling goods between the worlds and the stations. Pell is a civilized republic in the best tradition, but they're about to lose all that.
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