Does anyone know a book which features an alien race called the Q'thraaa? It's probably from the 1980s. I don't have any other information for it but it's driving me mad!

  • Can you think of any more details? What was it about this book that makes you want to find it again? – Andrew Thompson Sep 5 '14 at 16:55
  • @AndrewThompson I think the answer to your second question could simply be a 'I liked it' – Shevliaskovic Sep 5 '14 at 16:56
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    Also, how sure are you about that spelling? Three A's or four? – Valorum Sep 5 '14 at 16:57
  • You sure it's not Qeng Ho? – 22nd Century Fza Sep 6 '14 at 4:29
  • I remember this, too! Though, I don't know if the spelling is accurate. – Kao Sep 8 '14 at 8:19

I thought of 2 possibilities based on similarities to the name you remember, one from the sound of the name, another based on the look of the name.
1. sound : The Pride of Chanur by C.J.Cherryh (1981) -- first book in the Chanur series. If you have a primarily auditory memory of the name, there are races called Tc'a and Kif, and lots of words with "kk" and "aah" sounds.
2. look : A Matter for Men by David Gerrold (1983) -- first book in the The War Against the Chtorr series. I have a more visual memory, which is why "Q'thraaa" reminded me of reading the word Chtorr as the name for the aliens, and the word Chtorran in descriptions.

3. Alternate spelling : Alien race known as the K'Thraa in Earth Invaded by Christopher Evans (1986) -- first book in The Hood's Army trilogy.

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