Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $27.99
  • Save: $2.27 (8%)
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Finity's End has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Unbeatable customer service, and we usually ship the same or next day. Over one million satisfied customers!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Finity's End Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 1998

4.4 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
Book 7 of 7 in the Company Wars Series

See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback, Import
"Please retry"
$0.98
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
$25.72
$19.87 $0.01

Comic-Con Deal: Up to 50% off select Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comic books
Featured titles are up to 50% off for a limited time. See all titles
$25.72 FREE Shipping. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Finity's End
  • +
  • Rimrunners
  • +
  • Tripoint
Total price: $67.28
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Finity's End falls after Merchanter's Luck but before Tripoint in the lineup of C.J. Cherryh's Merchanter novels (part of the author's award-winning Alliance/Union universe). It resumes the story of Fletcher Neihart, an orphan and unwanted foster child who, against his will, joins the crew of the legendary merchanter ship Finity's End. As Neihart struggles to find his place both on the ship and in the world, the ship undertakes a mission critical to the continuing peace between the Earth, Alliance, and Union factions. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

Finity's End is complex, insightful writing. Cherryh understands human nature under stress, and has a gift for conveying the immediacy of interactions, concerns, betrayals, and forgiveness. -- Science Fiction Age --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Books (August 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446605603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446605601
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,233,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
FINITY'S END by C.J. Cherryh a book review by R.C. McDonald
In Finity's End C J Cherryh returns to the universe made popular in her Merchanter and Cyteen series, some of which books earned her science fiction's coveted Hugo award.
This book continues the tale of a centuries-long dispute between the two political entities which rule known human space and the loosely-knit alliance of merchant ships who supply and connect them.
Within this gritty and appealing portrayal of a very believable and very human future you will find the story of one ship in particular, the Finity's End, and of one boy in particular, torn through no fault of his own between the world of the alien hisa and the that of a merchanter family starship.
You can expect to learn some new ideas about how you view your own world after looking at life through the eyes of this book.
There is no need to have read the books previously written in this universe - each book, including this one, is self explanatory, and yet manages to avoid over-repetitive explanations for those who have read the others - the mark of a very skilled writer indeed!
Finally, on a note near and dear to any science fiction reader's heart, strict attention is paid to the laws of nature and the workings of science. All in all, a superlative book, one to be cherished and read repeatedly.
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I met Fletcher Neihart and his family and friends and re-visited the trials of youth. With open mouth awe, I also met the hisa on their alien world. I heard my boots ringing on metal docks and smelled strange odors as I tromped around space stations, wide-eyed. Most of all, I felt the exhilaration and real fears of being aboard a working merchant spaceship out among the stars.
This was a new trip, but not a new experience. I have been a vagabond traveler on many a far flung voyage around the universe compliments of Ms. Cherryh. Once again, she mesmerized me and took me a-sailing. I thank her profusely.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
This book involves an eighteen-year-old son of a Finity's End woman who had been left at Pell station to give birth during the war, and who finally committed suicide when war did not allow her family to retrieve her. The boy, Fletcher, who had been raised by the stationer court system, finally found a place working with the Hisa (alien sapients) on Pell planet, but was removed when his family came back to get him. Problems ensue. This book looks at the cultural difference of stationers, merchanter families and those who love planet life. It also goes into the problem of smugglers and the black market, from which the Mazianni resupply themselves. Work is going forward, under Finity's End, to have merchanters, Union and stationmasters cooperate to stop the smuggling to be able to transition to peacetime and legitimate trade. This is also a coming of age book, following Fletcher from an angry youth to a responsible adult. It also delves into an understanding of Hisa as opposed to humans. I found this book particularly well-done in developing several of the characters.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Mass Market Paperback
...when JR used that voice, bodies obeyed while minds were thinking it over.

Almost two decades ago, war loomed and the vast merchant ship Finity's End answered its call. That meant leaving one member of its family/crew, Francesca Niehart, on Pell Station because the ship could not wait for her to receive medical treatment there. They'd be back in a year, her family promised Francesca. She had her son on Pell, and five years later - with the war still going on, and the ship still unable to return - Francesca committed suicide.

So Fletcher Niehart has grown up in a succession of foster homes, in a society where he simply doesn't fit, with his mother the only relative he can remember. He has no idea that his family aboard Finity's End has tried to retrieve him every time they've visited Pell Station, and that the social service authorities have refused to release him to them because the war is still going on. How can Pell possibly allow a small boy to leave the station's safety for life aboard a ship headed back into combat, the social workers and judges reason?

Fletcher makes his own life as he nears adulthood, by qualifying to work on the world Pell orbits - "Downbelow" - with that planet's gentle, intelligent natives. He's formed a bond with two of those "downers" that is the closest thing to family he has known since his mother's death, and the last thing he wants is to leave Patch and Melody when Finity's End finally prevails with the Pell Station authorities. Just a year before Fletcher will be old enough to decide his own destiny, he finds himself aboard his mother's ship; and it's not at all where he wants to be.

Life aboard Finity's End has its own customs, which Fletcher neither understands nor wants to understand.
Read more ›
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on May 10, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I read this book when it first came out; just finished rereading it. It remains one of my favority science fiction books of all time. Good story, strong characters. You care about what happens to the crew. Very well written story. Cherryh is always a good author; this book is one of her best.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Finity's End
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Finity's End

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: battletech books