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C. J. Cherryh

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Carolyn Janice Cherry (born September 1, 1942), better known by the pen name C. J. Cherryh, is an American writer of speculative fiction. She has written more than 80 books since the mid-1970s, including the Hugo Award–winning novels Downbelow Station (1981) and Cyteen (1988), both set in her Alliance–Union universe, and her Foreigner series. She is known for worldbuilding, depicting fictional realms with great realism supported by vast research in history, language, psychology, and archeology. Cherryh (pronounced "Cherry") appended a silent "h" to her real name because her first editor, Donald A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of C. J. Cherryh has received more than 427,488 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. C. J. Cherryh is the 3,785th most popular writer (up from 3,888th in 2019), the 5,052nd most popular biography from United States (up from 5,279th in 2019) and the 428th most popular American Writer.

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  • 430k

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  • 49.32

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  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, C. J. Cherryh ranks 3,785 out of 5,755Before her are Dmitry Furmanov, Peter Rosegger, Robert Pinget, Gregory David Roberts, Veniamin Kaverin, and Anne-Cath. Vestly. After her are Leslie Stephen, Renia Spiegel, V. C. Andrews, Paul Fort, Nodira, and Yu Hua.

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Among people born in 1942, C. J. Cherryh ranks 346Before her are Valentin Lebedev, Eduard Markarov, Gustavo Peña, Jean Shrimpton, Ricardo Blázquez, and Marsha Mason. After her are Pål Tyldum, Bo Johansson, John Shrapnel, Pamela Tiffin, Želimir Žilnik, and Richard O'Brien.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, C. J. Cherryh ranks 5,052 out of 18,182Before her are Margaret Taylor (1788), Mark St. John (1956), Robert Berdella (1949), Michael Harner (1929), Marsha Mason (1942), and Richard Petty (1937). After her are V. C. Andrews (1923), Gina Carano (1982), Fletcher Henderson (1897), Zooey Deschanel (1980), Jon Hamm (1971), and Julia Grant (1826).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, C. J. Cherryh ranks 428Before her are Sue Grafton (1940), Gloria Vanderbilt (1924), David Baldacci (1960), Sandra Brown (1948), David Brin (1950), and Ron Kovic (1946). After her are V. C. Andrews (1923), James Thurber (1894), Saul Alinsky (1909), Maxwell Anderson (1888), Bret Harte (1836), and Kim Stanley Robinson (1952).