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The Cuckoo's Agenda by vanillafluffy (G)

Title: The Cuckoo's Agenda
Fandom: C.J. Cherryh's Alliance-Union 'verse, primarily Cyteen
Pairing: gen
Categories: Drama, Post-Canon
Length: Medium (4,813 words)
Warnings: discussions of human cloning

Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: vanillafluffy (on AO3)

There is more than just a scientific breakthrough on the table when the second Ariane Emory meets with a spacer of humble origins.
Or, as the Author's note put it, "a young woman confronting Ari II with an important discovery and suspicions about Ari's part in her life."

This is one of those stories where you really have to have read the canon to really get it; if you haven't read Cyteen, it probably won't make a lick of sense. But if you have, it's brilliant. There was a little something, a backstory sub-plot about a certain character, that always tickled at me...always made me wonder. This fic fills in that hole, and does so marvelously with an original character's vibrant first-person narrative. The original character, Grette Pedersen, fits seamlessly into Cherryh's greater Alliance-Union universe, and has a unique voice. Confident, smart, and clever, she's a great conversational foil for Ari, and I really enjoyed Grette's story and it's addition to Cherryh's world.

The Cuckoo's Agenda


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