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Faded Sun Trilogy - A Space Opera with Alien participants

Science Fiction has four or five broad themes – sociology of an intergalactic human society many eons into the future, technological advancement and its impact few years into the future, time travel and encounter with alien species. The encounter will alien species was probably the earliest attempted science fiction and it soon became very cliched. Bug eyed monsters, skeletal or reptilian beings – human like when shown at close quarters or not shown in close quarters at all but as a distant force of nature who relentless pursues enslavement or destruction of the human race. Given that authors who can write interesting alien encounter stories are such a rare species, C J Cherry is one to be highly cherished belonging to this rare breed. She manages to build interesting worlds populated with really interesting alien species. Not just one or two but she has created numerous ones in her Alliance- Union cannon consisting of numerous series of which Faded Sun Trilogy is one of the earliest…

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