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Sheri S. Tepper (1929–2016)

Autor(a) de Grass

69+ Works 24,118 Membros 413 Reviews 138 Favorited

About the Author

Sheri S. Tepper was born Shirley Stewart Douglas on July 16, 1929 near Littleton, Colorado. She held numerous jobs before becoming a full-time author including working at Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood from 1962 to 1986, eventually becoming the executive director. In the early 1960s, she wrote mostrar mais poems and children's stories under the name Sheri S. Eberhart. In the 1980s, she became a feminist and science fiction/fantasy writer. Her books include The Revenants, After Long Silence, The Gate to Women's Country, Grass, Shadow's End, Gibbon's Decline and Fall, The Family Tree, Six Moon Dance, Singer from the Sea, The Fresco, The Visitor, The Companions, and The Margarets. She received the Locus Award for Beauty and a World Fantasy life achievement award in 2015. She also wrote horror under the name E. E. Horlak and mysteries under the names A. J. Orde and B. J. Oliphant. She died on October 22, 2016 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Sheri S. Tepper

Grass (1989) 2,383 cópias
The Gate to Women's Country (1988) 2,167 cópias
Beauty (1991) 1,622 cópias
The Family Tree (1997) 1,063 cópias
A Plague of Angels (1993) 986 cópias
Raising the Stones (1990) 887 cópias
Sideshow (1992) 872 cópias
Gibbon's Decline and Fall (1996) 836 cópias
The Fresco (2000) 823 cópias
Singer from the Sea (1999) 772 cópias
Shadow's End (1995) 767 cópias
Six Moon Dance (1998) 762 cópias
The Visitor (2002) 733 cópias
The True Game (1985) 661 cópias
The Companions (2003) 617 cópias
After Long Silence (1987) 588 cópias
The Margarets (2007) 529 cópias
The Awakeners (1987) 513 cópias
Jinian Footseer (1985) 397 cópias
The Song of Mavin Manyshaped (1985) 362 cópias
Jinian Star-Eye (1986) 360 cópias
King's Blood Four (1983) 342 cópias
Dervish Daughter (1986) 330 cópias
The Revenants (1984) 330 cópias
The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped (1985) 307 cópias
Necromancer Nine (1983) 292 cópias
Wizard's Eleven (1984) 288 cópias
The Search of Mavin Manyshaped (1985) 281 cópias
The Waters Rising: A Novel (2010) 235 cópias
Northshore (1987) 206 cópias
Southshore (1987) 183 cópias
Blood Heritage (1986) 170 cópias
The Bones (1987) 132 cópias
Death and the Dogwalker (1990) 128 cópias
Dead on Sunday (1993) 113 cópias
Dead in the Scrub (1990) 109 cópias
A Little Neighborhood Murder (1989) 106 cópias
Fish Tails (1656) 101 cópias
The Marianne Trilogy (1990) 99 cópias
Death Served Up Cold (1994) 95 cópias
Death and the Delinquent (1992) 91 cópias
Death for Old Times' Sake (1992) 90 cópias
Deservedly Dead (1992) 89 cópias
A Death of Innocents (1997) 83 cópias
Ceremonial Death (1995) 80 cópias
Here's to the Newly Dead (1997) 78 cópias
The Unexpected Corpse (1990) 78 cópias
Long Time Dead (1994) 70 cópias
Still Life (1989) 68 cópias
The Great Orgasm Robbery (1977) 3 cópias
The Problem with Puberty (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
The People Know (1968) 1 exemplar(es)
The Gardener 1 exemplar(es)
Someone Like You 1 exemplar(es)
Choices 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Strange Dreams (1993) — Contribuinte — 186 cópias
The Further Adventures of the Joker (1990) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
Night visions 6: All Original Stories (1988) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Tepper, Sheri Stewart
Outros nomes
Oliphant, B. J.
Horlak, E. E.
Orde, A. J.
Eberhart, Sheri S.
Stewart, Sheri J. (birth)
Tepper, S.
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Littleton, Colorado, USA
Local de falecimento
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Locais de residência
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Denver, Colorado, USA
Castle Rock, Colorado, USA
executive director (Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood)
John W. Campbell Award Nomination (1984)
Best Fantasy Novel - Locus Magazine (1991)
Hugo Award Nomination (1990)
NYT Notable Book citation (1990)
Edgar Award Nomination (1991)
World Fantasy Award (Lifetime Achievement, 2015)
Howard Morhaim
Pequena biografia
Sheri S. Tepper, née Shirley Stewart Douglas, also wrote under several pseudonyms, including A. J. Orde, E. E. Horlak, and B. J. Oliphant. Her early work was published under the name Sheri S. Eberhart. She was born near Littleton, in rural Colorado, and loved reading science fiction books as a child. For most of her career (1962-1986), she worked for and guided the growth of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, where she eventually was named Executive Director. She was married to Eugene X. Tepper and had two children. After her retirement, she and her husband moved to a ranch near Castle Rock, Colorado, and later to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she launched her second career as a writer. Over the next three decades, she became a prolific author of acclaimed science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery novels; she was particularly known as a feminist science fiction writer, often with an eco-feminist slant.



Sheri S. Tepper 1929-2016 em Science Fiction Fans (Novembro 2016)
2 Scifi books: alien horses and human pets em Name that Book (Dezembro 2011)


This book is a wonderful example of how sci-fi can make that which is truely alien, lovable, or hate able and definitely relatable. Some of the humans are the most alien of all.

The world building is first class, and the backdrop is part of the plot without being the whole book. The world of Grass itself is real, believable, wonderful and awful.

There's a political and religious theme that also seems plausible, but it's laid on very heavy handed. it's a clear theme the characters revolve around throughout the book.

The central character is complex, believable and demands your attention throughout. A few of the others grow and change and really make you want them to succeed.

There are quite a few characters though. Some just don't change. Some are just a plot point. Some don't seem to have a point at all. Without spoiling anything, it's not a "they all lived happily every after" story.

A close re-reading and more familiarity with Catholicism would probably help me pick up some facets I'm sure I missed, and maybe tip the rating up a bit, but even without that it's very much worth reading, and will make you question your own choices if you ended up in similar situations.
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furicle | outras 48 resenhas | May 25, 2024 |
Somehow I missed this when it came out in 2000. I loved that it looked at so many problems that are unfortunately still huge issues. I can't help but think Tepper was so underappreciated because of her feminism and care about the environment. Looking her up, I was shocked to see had won no Hugo or Nebula awards but she was writing when even more of a majority of folks voting for the awards were male.
DianaTixierHerald | outras 20 resenhas | May 11, 2024 |
beskamiltar | outras 3 resenhas | Apr 10, 2024 |


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