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  • ISBN 0553285653
  • ISBN13 978-0553285659
  • Language English
  • Author Sheri S. Tepper
  • Publisher Spectra (July 1, 1990)
  • Formats lrf mbr lit lrf
  • Category Fantasy
  • Subcategory Science Fiction
  • Size ePub 1226 kb
  • Size Fb2 1622 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 888

Sent to the land of Grass to find out how that planet has escaped the deadly plague that threatens the rest of the galaxy, a strong-willed woman makes some unexpected and frightening discoveries

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once upon a time there was a delightful young story named Grass by Sheri S. Tepper.

Generations ago, humans fled to the cosmic anomaly known as Grass. once upon a time there was a delightful young story named Grass by Sheri S. this story seemed to know exactly what i was longing for: Horror in Space! and so she provided it to me. a fascinating planet full of strange multi-colored grass, bizarre fauna, the ruins of an alien civilization. a backdrop based around a particularly esoteric and. semi-totalitarian theocracy. 13 t a L e s o f t e r r o r: book 4.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Sent to the land of Grass to find out how that planet has escaped the deadly plague that threatens the rest of the galaxy.

Millions of square miles of it; numberless wind-whipped tsunamis of grass, a thousand sun-lulled caribbeans of grass, a hundred.

Grass! Millions of square miles of it; numberless wind-whipped tsunamis of grass, a thousand sun-lulled caribbeans of grass, a hundred rippling oceans, every ripple a gleam of scarlet or amber, emerald or turquoise, multicolored as rainbows, the colors shivering over the prairies in stripes and blotches, the.

Sheri S. Tepper (1929–2016) is the award-winning author of A Plague of Angels, Sideshow, Beauty, Raising the Stones, Grass, The Gate . Tepper (1929–2016) is the award-winning author of A Plague of Angels, Sideshow, Beauty, Raising the Stones, Grass, The Gate to Women's Country, After Long Silence, and Shadow's End. Grass was a New York Times Notable Book and Hugo Award nominee, and Beauty was voted Best Fantasy Novel by the readers of Locus magazine. Библиографические данные.

Книга Grass, автор Tepper Sheri - (Книга жанра: Фантастика, Научная фантастика. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. Why should they read of the grass gardens of Klive when those gardens were all around them? It was in that part of all grass gardens known as the first surface that the Hunt always assembled.

Why should they read of the grass gardens of Klive when those gardens were all around them? It was in that part of all grass gardens known as the first surface that the Hunt always assembled.

Author: Sheri Tepper. Publisher: Gollancz, London, 2002. What could be more commonplace than grass, or a world covered over all its surface with a wind-whipped ocean of grass? But the planet Grass conceals horrifying secrets within its endless pastures. And as an incurable plague attacks all inhabited planets but this one, the prairie-like Grass begins to reveal these secrets-and nothing will ever be the same agai. ontents.

Sheri Stewart Tepper (July 16, 1929 – October 22, 2016) was an American writer of science fiction, horror and mystery novels

Sheri Stewart Tepper (July 16, 1929 – October 22, 2016) was an American writer of science fiction, horror and mystery novels. She is primarily known for her feminist science fiction, which explored themes of sociology, namely gender and equality, as well as theology and ecology. Often referred to as an eco-feminist of science fiction literature, Tepper personally preferred the label eco-humanist

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Zololmaran
This novel is a rabbit-hole entry into rich moral questions: Do good people have a moral responsibility to act to prevent evil actions by others? And even deeper: Can that action include killing the evil actor to prevent the evil action? Deeper still: Is there an objective measure for good and evil?

By the time you know who (or what) characters the protagonist in "Grass" finds good, you're already well into Wonderland.

As with all of Tepper's novels, there is also a frontal attack on a recurring question (in case you don't have philosophical indigestion already): What is a worthwhile life? Can it be deferred for "heaven"? Can it be lived without the non-human other?

Marjorie Westriding is a "small being" faced with these questions on the planet Grass, where every plant is a variant of grass, and an evil intelligence lurks in the forest of blades. Her Catholic family and the prevalent humanist religion are both under attack by a widespread plague that has struck mankind everywhere—except on Grass. The monoculture of grass echoes the monoculture of humankind, which has reduced most other species of animals to a sterile gene-sample library. Will Marjorie solve the problem and find the answer to the deeper questions? Will she choose to act?

I always feel as if "Grass" is the first Tepper novel I read (actually it was "After Long Silence", sadly, not available for Kindle), because it was the first that resonated with my life. The day I opened this book the first time, Iraq had just invaded Kuwait. Marjorie's dilemma was being played out on the Gulf sands. When the US decided to go into Afghanistan, I reread Grass, and the resonance was still there.

And as we choose today how we will deal with enemies foreign and domestic, the core questions Tepper raises in this novel continue to resonate. We must oppose evil in the world, and we must do it without embracing evil. Otherwise...

Well, all flesh is grass, and there will come a reaping.
interactive man
IMHO, this is Sheri Tepper's masterpiece. It was nominated for a Hugo, and deservedly so.

Marjorie Westriding explores the nature of good and evil in her search for meaning in her own life while on a mission for the Church that has mostly taken over rule of the human-governed worlds. As an Old Catholic, she rejects the newer Church, but finds herself questioning everything when she is sent with her family to Grass, the one place in the populated galaxy that is not being decimated by incurable plague.

This book is one of the best things I have ever read; it changed forever my view of the cosmos and humanity's place within it. It might not be that impactful for others, but it is still one of the best things I have read in 50+ years of reading science fiction.
Binar
It's probably been 10 years since I last re-read this wonderful book. Yet when I moved into a prairie climate, I instantly thought of the great grass gardens of this book's planet, and have been yearning to re-read it again ever since. It's that kind of book -- it stays with you forever.
Crazy
I'm so sad I only found out about Sheri S. Tepper upon her death. This is the first book of hers that I've read, but it won't be the last. I hesitate to say too much about the story, since a great deal of its power comes from the surprising ways in which it unfolds. It's a mystery in the truest sense of the term. It also does what only the best science fiction does (which is why I've always loved the genre), which is to explore and challenge some of our deepest moral and social assumptions.
Skillet
I would definitely put this in the literary science fiction/fantasy category. The pace is very, very measured, and the author is deeply focused on questions of morality and correct action. I think it is most similar to "A Canticle for Leibowitz", with what now seems like an outsized emphasis on religion in a futuristic setting. I read it because it was recommended as a classic work, and I don't regret it, but I admit that it took me some time to get through. Be prepared for a meditative read.
Steelcaster
After a lifetime of reading science fiction, I have to say that this was one of the best books in the genre I have ever read. I loved it so much that I was dancing when I found it it was book one of a trilogy. I had to order them right away. I have never been disappointed in anything that I have ever read by this author, and everytime I read another of her stories, I am again carried away by her words.
Fordg
I'm a fan of Sheri Tepper anyway, but this one is my favorite of all her novels. It's the perfect combination of sci-fi imagination mixed with relevance. I especially like her take on futuristic religions, a theme that seems to run through all of her books. This book stands alone, but it is the first part of a trilogy. Raising the Stones comes next and Sideshow after that. Her vision of the future is often chilling and bleak, but she also weaves beauty and love and magic into the mix.
This put me in mind of The Sparrow in how it treats the impact of Christian religions on an alien planet. Very creative world-building, although the life cycle of one of the major alien species has some real problems from an evolutionary and biological perspective that make it highly unlikely.