Search Results: "Sheri S. Tepper"


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SIX MOON DANCE by Sheri S. Tepper
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 8, 1998

"Tepper has tremendous fun with her sex-role reversals, even when her purpose is deadly serious: Despite the clutter, stir in lashings of caustic wit—and the upshot won't just raise your consciousness, it'll blow the top right off."
More challenging feminist science fiction from the author of the brilliant The Family Tree (1997), etc. On planet Newholme, men outnumber women two to one; Men of Business must therefore pay, handsomely, for a woman's reproductive services and for expert-lover Consorts (Hunks) to provide sexual pleasure for their wives. Read full book review >

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GIBBON'S DECLINE AND FALL by Sheri S. Tepper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 1996

"Imagine The Women's Room invaded by Big Brother: A provocative, devastating, enthralling, consciousness-raiser."
In 1959, seven young women at college become such fast friends that they form the Decline and Fall Club, swearing an oath never to ``decline and fall,'' to remain true to their principles and each other, and to meet every year. Read full book review >

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SINGER FROM THE SEA by Sheri S. Tepper
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 6, 1999

"Yet another deeply felt, brilliantly wrought ecological-feminist parable, not threatening but challenging, liberating and wise: Tepper (the wonderful Six Moon Dance, 1998, etc.) has lodged firmly upon a pinnacle of excellence."
The Lord Paramount governs planet Haven, whose Covenant ruthlessly circumscribes the behavior and outlook of women. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY TREE by Sheri S. Tepper
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1997

"Beautifully realized, full of delightful surprises and sparkling wit, this out-and-out charmer is unquestionably Tepper's best work so far. (First printing of 30,000)"
In Tepper's latest consciousness-raising venture (the splendid Gibbon's Decline and Fall, 1996, etc.), cop Dora Henry investigates three supposedly unrelated and apparently motiveless murders whose victims were all leading geneticists. Read full book review >

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A PLAGUE OF ANGELS by Sheri S. Tepper
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"So the upshot, while panoramic and often absorbing, is full of distractions, and so preoccupied with worthy Messages that you can almost hear the halos being polished."
Another hypercomplicated, problematic amalgam of fantasy, science fiction, and Message, from the author of Sideshow, Beauty, etc. Long after most of humankind has left for the stars, or so tradition has it, ``manland'' consists of isolated farms whose sons soon run off to the ``cities''—in reality, slums ruled by barbaric gangs. Read full book review >

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THE COMPANIONS by Sheri S. Tepper
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

"Tepper isn't quite in full control here—there are several elaborations too many—but what she offers is less a book than an absorbing, joyous, enveloping, sometimes all-but-overwhelming experience."
Hypercomplicated, animal-centered SF saga from the author of The Visitor (2002), etc. Read full book review >

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THE VISITOR by Sheri S. Tepper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Fascinating hypercomplexities, stylistically reminiscent of Tepper's earlier works (1993's A Plague of Angels, etc.), admirable but heavy and definitely on the gloomy side."
Challenging new speculative fiction from the accomplished author of The Fresco (2000), etc. A millennium after an asteroid smashed into the Earth, destroying civilization and remaking the face of the globe, a strange new world has arisen. Read full book review >

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BEAUTY by Sheri S. Tepper
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"In any event, nothing shapely or persuasive emerges from this mass of squirming, mismatched parts."
From the author of Raising the Stones (1990), etc., a Faery- inspired meditation on a dying Earth. Read full book review >

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FISH TAILS by Sheri S. Tepper
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A sad patchwork of plot scraps from Tepper's previous, and superior, works."
Tepper continues a slow procession toward aquatic apocalypse in this follow-up to The Waters Rising (2010). Read full book review >

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THE WATERS RISING by Sheri S. Tepper
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"For 20 years Tepper has turned in one dazzling performance after another, but not even her formidable talents can rescue much from this wreckage."
Long-range quasi-sequel to the post-catastrophe yarn A Plague of Angels (1993), another odd blend of magic, science fiction and idealism. Read full book review >

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THE MARGARETS by Sheri S. Tepper
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2007

"Supremely imaginative, intriguingly peopled, always challenging and frequently astonishing—but overwrought, with mere complexity becoming an end in itself."
Another sprawling, speculative yarn from Tepper (The Companions, 2003, etc.), this time nibbling at the boundaries between fantasy and science fiction. Read full book review >

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THE FRESCO by Sheri S. Tepper
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Another consummately skillful, wise, sometimes hilarious, iconoclastic performance, although possibly too relentlessly polemical for some tastes."
Contemporary alien-visitors yarn from the author of Singer From the Sea, 1999, etc. The benevolent alien Pistach contact hardworking Benita Alvarez. Read full book review >