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The Faded Sun Social Concerns

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Cherryh's Faded Sun is one long narrative despite the publishing exigencies that required it to appear as three separate novels: The Faded Sun: Kesrith (1978); The Faded Sun: Shon'jir (1978); The Faded Sun: Kutath (1979). The narrative explores profound social concerns through the interaction of three races in the aftermath of an interstellar war won by the Terrans over the trading regul, who expended most of their mri mercenaries in the conflict. In the struggle of the lone surviving mri warrior to preserve his people and their way of life, Cherryh probes eternal questions: the nature of honor and power; the necessity of cultural coexistence; the balance between male and female; the problems of suffering and evil. She weaves them all into the strange rich tapestry of mri society enhanced with the wonders of interstellar travel.

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The Faded Sun from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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