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by Sheri S. Tepper

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  • ISBN 1857987993
  • ISBN13 978-1857987997
  • Language English
  • Author Sheri S. Tepper
  • Publisher Orion Pub Co (December 2002)
  • Pages 560
  • Formats mbr mobi azw lit
  • Category Fantasy
  • Subcategory Science Fiction
  • Size ePub 1215 kb
  • Size Fb2 1702 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 559

When a hero sets off to find his princess, he expects a fairy-taqle ending - but Tepper twists the archetypes to make this fabulous fable all her own

Tepper effectively combines satir. nventive social engineering, strong main characters, and a plot that works on both internal and external levels in what may be her best novel to date.

Tepper effectively combines satir. Secure in technique, incandescent in conception, and profound in insight.

Sheri S. Tepper, A Plague of Angels. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. 770. 0. Published: 1993.

A Plague of Angels has been one of her most frequent recommendations, so when the chance came I of course .

A Plague of Angels has been one of her most frequent recommendations, so when the chance came I of course weighed straight in. Whether I myself would recommend it quite as stringently despite many exceptional qualities might be another matter. One of the most exceptional things about A Plague of Angels, and indeed a key fact about the story; is its setting. Where in some authors pacing problems are due to possible inequities in the writing, with Tepper it seemed that at least some of the points where the book dragged are because A Plague of Angels is rather unapologetically pedagogical, . Tepper very much has points to make and she makes them perhaps too emphatically.

Sheri Tepper writes often complex novels dealing with complex issues. A Plague of Angels is no exception. Science fiction book that takes a while to get into and understand about the world after a nuclear attack. Both hard-headed and also slipping toward fantasy at times, the story is set in the far future. Пользовательский отзыв - ouroborosangel - LibraryThing. The suprise ending makes it worth the read.

Tepper, Sheri S. A plague of angels, Sheri S. Tepper. Bantam Books are published by Bantam Books, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, lnc. p. cm. - (A Bantam spectra book) ISBN 0-553-09513-7 1. Title. E673P58 1993 93-158 813'. 54-dc20 CIP. Published simultaneously in the United States and Canada. Its trademark, consisting of the words "Bantam Books" and the portrayal of a rooster, is Registered in . Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries.

Tepper Sheri S. Year: 1998. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. A Plague Of Demons.

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Atop a twisting, canyon-climbing road, a witch lurks in a fortress built strong to keep out dragons and ogres

Atop a twisting, canyon-climbing road, a witch lurks in a fortress built strong to keep out dragons and ogres. In another part of the countryside, a young orphan is maturing into a beautiful woman in the enchanted village that is her home. Somewhere nearby, a young man is seeking adventure after running away from his family's small farm.

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This book is by far one of the craziest books I've ever read--not so much in subject matter, as in style. Tepper tries to cram way too many genres into one book, which results in a conglomeration of things that don't quite mesh and causes the reader's disbelief. First off, the book is set in a post apocalyptic Earth where men have returned to a pre-industrial way of life, however, some high technology still remains in the form of nuclear robots who roam the Earth as inquisitors for an evil witch. Then you add in archetypal villages (based on Northern European fairy tales), talking animals (based on Native American mythology), gang related violence and sex which leads to an IDDI epidemic due to drug experimentation and loose sexual practices (an obvious reference to AIDS), and then last but not least Man's desire to reach the stars and achieve space travel. As you can see this is way too much information in one book.

Up until this point I've been complaining and I do think Tepper's choice of style does result in some awkward moments but overall she manages to pull it off where many authors would fail miserably. The reason Tepper is able to pull it off is because she writes not just to create an interesting story but to comment on social ills and highlight mankind's flaws.


One thing she did shockingly well is have the main female character, Olly, die. How often does a science fiction/fantasy writer kill off their main character (This is before Martin's Game of Thrones, for those who are curious)? And she doesn't do it just for shock value; she has a message: that this world and the people and animals that inhabit it are worth dying for and if a sacrifice is easy than it's not really a sacrifice.

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She critiques mankind's tendency to destroy and to squander resources on war, rather than trying to think about the future and the possibility of space travel. This book does carry strong feminist and environmental messages, both of which are important. However, this book does not read as condescending and didactic. She manages to incorporate her messages into the story, while still leaving questions unanswered and the reader to draw their own conclusions. I think she is a marvelous fantasy/science fiction writer because she allows the reader to be in a different time and place, all the while writing about problems we currently face.
What will Earth be like when man finishes killing everything? Sheri S Tepper has an idea. A Plague of Angels tells us about the survivors and the surviving land: a combinatiion of WTF-happened-tales, folk-tales, fairy-tales, and Ms. Tepper's imagination--humor and sadness. Living as we know it, now, does not exist any more.
I really enjoy Ms. Tepper's imagination. Most of her books ring my bell.
I am looking forward to books 2 and 3 (maybe book 4?)
I love Sherry Tepper. I call her a feminist eco-terrorist, although not because of this book. This is the first of a trilogy about a distant future where climate change and environmental degradation have altered the world and human beings dramatically from now. The waters are rising again and will eventually cover everything. One group is working to genetically alter humans and animals so they can live in the sea. An intriguing plot, interesting characters and beautiful description.
Lonesome Orange Kid
A Plague of Angels is definitely a well-written, engaging story. The combination of science fiction and fantasy elements is effectively done, and the characters are entertaining even though rarely fully-developed. The book's weaknesses would have been easily forgivable if the premise had been as new to me as it was to some of the other reviewers, but for me, it was not breaking new ground.
In the early '80s, I read two books by James Kahn, "World Enough and Time", and "Time's Dark Laughter". These works similarly follow a post-technological world moving back into the realm of myth and legend, but do so far more effectively. It is possible that the main difference is that my standards have changed over the last 20 years, but I sincerely believe that those earlier works were far better developed than "A Plague of Angels." If you are familiar with Kahn's work, you may be disappointed by this book, but still, it is an enjoyable read.
As always from Tepper, good story. Not her best, meanders quite a bit and gets preachy in a way that her classics never do.
Sheri S. Tepper can tell a story that just won't let you go, and when you do get to the end, you want more. Her characters return to your thoughts for months after you've read one of her books, and she gets her points across without being at all didactic. And by the way, her use of vocabulary is superior!
Read one of Tepper's books and you will be on the way to reading them all.
Another page turner!
Great read unique story and very well written