History Literature / ChanurNovels

1st Mar '16 2:50:31 AM shadowmanwkp
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** This troper seems to recall a mahendo'sat officer hitting on Pyanfar in the first book.

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** This troper seems to recall a mahendo'sat Mahendo'sat officer hitting on Pyanfar in the first book.
3rd Jul '15 12:44:51 AM KhymChanur
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The Chanur novels are a set of five books by Creator/CJCherryh. They all revolve around the Chanur clan, led by political master Pyanfar Chanur spacefaring members of a species called ''Hani'': [[{{Catfolk}} anthropomorphic lions]] to the rest of us. A collection of other bizarre aliens (barely) coexist with them in a loose coalition known as the Compact, and the series consists mostly of political manipulations, conspiracies, and sociopolitical analysis after a single human named Tully escapes from his captors and stows away on the clan's ship at dock. Things get very complicated.

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The Chanur novels are a set of five books by Creator/CJCherryh. They all revolve around the Chanur clan, led by political master Pyanfar Chanur Chanur, spacefaring members of a species called ''Hani'': [[{{Catfolk}} anthropomorphic lions]] to the rest of us. A collection of other bizarre aliens (barely) coexist with them in a loose coalition known as the Compact, and the series consists mostly of political manipulations, conspiracies, and sociopolitical analysis after a single human named Tully escapes from his captors and stows away on the clan's ship at dock. Things get very complicated.
28th Apr '15 2:49:09 PM PuffyTreat
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** The second book in the series clarifies that "Clan" system became the dominant Hani culture due to the Mahendosat making FirstConact in a region where this was the custom. Gaining advanced technology and powerful allies so early so fast more or less caused the resultant space faring clans to dominate the world and the eventual world government.

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** The second book in the series clarifies that "Clan" system became the dominant Hani culture due to the Mahendosat making FirstConact FirstContact in a region where this was the custom. Gaining advanced technology and powerful allies so early so fast more or less caused the resultant space faring clans to dominate the world and the eventual world government.
28th Apr '15 2:48:23 PM PuffyTreat
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** The second book in the series clarifies that "Clan" system became the dominant Hani culture due to the Mahendosat making FirstConact in a region where this was the custom. Gaining advanced technology and powerful allies so early so fast more or less caused the resultant space faring clans to dominate the world and the eventual world government.
22nd Jul '14 9:13:20 PM Sheliak
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* TheGhost: Pyanfar herself in ''Chanur's Legacy''. While she's constantly mentioned, she appears only in Hilfy's dreams.



* MacGuffin: The Precious, a stsho artwork, in the fifth book.

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* MacGuffin: The Precious, Preciousness, a stsho artwork, in the fifth book.
3rd Jul '14 7:32:21 AM ewrfwesdfze
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18th Apr '14 4:58:29 PM zarpaulus
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The entire leadership of the hani, apparently. It helps that the entire species was given its technology recently by the mahendo'sat and the on-world culture has not caught up with the realities of interstellar politics.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The entire leadership of the hani, apparently. It helps that the entire species was given its technology recently by the mahendo'sat and the on-world culture has not caught up with the realities of interstellar politics. They're still largely divided into a bunch of feudal clans.
18th Apr '14 3:29:09 PM tryrar
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The entire leadership of the hani, apparently. [[spoiler: Almost leads to them DyingLikeAnimals, ostriches in this case, as they keep on bickering about Chanur's lawbreaking as a kif fleet races towards them.]] It helps that the entire species was given its technology recently by the mahendo'sat and the on-world culture has not caught up with the realities of interstellar politics.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The entire leadership of the hani, apparently. [[spoiler: Almost leads to them DyingLikeAnimals, ostriches in this case, as they keep on bickering about Chanur's lawbreaking as a kif fleet races towards them.]] It helps that the entire species was given its technology recently by the mahendo'sat and the on-world culture has not caught up with the realities of interstellar politics.
23rd Feb '14 6:31:03 AM Underachiever
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Most of the non-Hani have very alien sets of priorities, culminating with the knnn (whose idea of "commerce" is to barge in, take whatever they want, drop a pile of random objects and leave).

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Most of the non-Hani have very alien sets of priorities, culminating with the knnn (whose idea of "commerce" is to barge in, take whatever they want, drop a pile of random objects and leave).leave[[hottip:*:This is already considered an improvement on their historically earlier practice of ''just'' barging in, taking whatever they want, and leaving.]]).
17th Feb '14 1:17:52 PM StarSword
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* BizarreAlienPsychology: The books are {{Xenofiction}} told from the perspectives of the lion-like ''Hani''.
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