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  • ISBN 1857983254
  • ISBN13 978-1857983258
  • Language English
  • Author Sheri S. Tepper
  • Publisher Orion Pub Co; New Ed edition (October 31, 2002)
  • Pages 480
  • Formats lrf docx doc lrf
  • Category Fantasy
  • Subcategory Science Fiction
  • Size ePub 1510 kb
  • Size Fb2 1145 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 896

When the human settlers arrived on Hobbs Land, the native intelligent specvies, the Owlbrit, were already almost extinct. Before the last one died, a few years later, the humans had learned a little of their language, their ideas and theirb religion. It seemed the natural thing for the settlers to maintain the last Owlbrit temple, with the strange statue that was its God. When when that God died - disintegrating overnight - it seemed equally natural to start preparing its replacement. Maire Manone came to Hobbs Land to escape the harsh patriachal religion of Voorstod, but Voorstod hasn't forgotten her - or forgiven her. But the men who arrive on Hobbs Land to find and return Maire to her homeland haven't taken Hobbs Land's God into account . . .

Enter the SF Gatewa. n the last years of the twentieth century (as Wells might have put it), Gollancz, Britain’s oldest and most distinguished science fiction imprint, created the SF and Fantasy Masterworks series.

Sheri Stewart Tepper was born in Colorado in 1929 and is the author of a larger . Sheri S. Tepper, Raising the Stones. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom.

Sheri Stewart Tepper was born in Colorado in 1929 and is the author of a larger number of novels in the areas of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery, and is particularly respected for her works of feminist science fiction. Her many acclaimed novels include The Margarets and Gibbon's Decline And Fall, both shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, A Plague Of Angels, Sideshow and Beauty, which was voted Best Fantasy Novel Of The Year by readers of Locus magazine.

This item:Raising The Stones (Gollancz . Raising the Stones is the second novel in a sequence that starts with Grass and ends with Sideshow. Raising the Stones is primarily about religion and faith. Ships from and sold by AMM Books-UK. Protagonist Sam Girat was transplanted in childhood from the patriarchal and violent nation of Vorstood to the matriarchal and boring planet of Hobbs Land.

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 poems and children's stories under the name Sheri S. Eberhart. In the 1980s, she became a feminist and science fiction/fantasy writer.

Raising the Stones book. Published November 14th 2002 by Gollancz (first published 1990). 1857983254 (ISBN13: 9781857983258).

Raising the Stones weaves disparate threads to tell a story that builds to an inescapable climax. And, in a time when so many predict humanity won't survive through the next century, author Sheri S. Tepper gives us an insightful look into what is the best in all of us. About the Author

Used availability for Sheri S Tepper's Raising the Stones. Title: Raising The Stones (GOLLANCZ .

Used availability for Sheri S Tepper's Raising the Stones. July 1991 : UK Hardback.

RAISING THE STONES Sheri S. Tepper Sinks whoever raises the great stones; I've raised these stones as long as I was able I've . Wounded by my own soil tortured by my own shirt condemned by my own gods, these stones. Tepper Sinks whoever raises the great stones; I've raised these stones as long as I was able I've loved these stones as long as I was able these stones, my fate. тАФGeorge Seferis, "Mycenae" Collected Poems, Princeton University Press. Hobbs Land ONE The God's name was Bondru Dharm, which, according to the linguists who had worked with the Owlbrit before the last of them died, meant something to do with noonday.

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Tepper, Sheri S. They were the enthusiasts, the sectarian devotees, zealots of the Overmind, whose heads, unfooled-with by any outside force, urged them to stricter vigilance and more extreme effort. though his family and friends did not know it, was Shan Damzel. Another such was his friend and mentor, Howdabeen Churry. Though there was almost no difference in their ages, Shan considered himself Churry’s disciple. He went so far as to call Churry teacher, though only when they were alone

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Bedy
I loved this book!
Mankind has spread out into the universe thanks to Doors with teleport-ability.
One of the planets recently colonized had a dying tribe of aliens (although, strictly speaking, the humans were the aliens), and only their little god statue was left after them...
In the meantime, all the other human cultures are, well, being human and complicating things for themselves, quarreling over land and religion and who is Right and who is Wrong and who should really get to be Top Banana and do we really have the right to interfere in the culture of others even when they are so very clearly doing stupid shit!

Some critics disregard Tepper claiming she is an eco-feminist. As if that is a bad thing, both in it self and in building exciting literary plots!

Some of the storylines in the book were utterly surprising, others were weaving down into an inevitable end.
The ending was maybe a little bit too much of a happy ending, in real life, storylines do not finish to neatly with the nice people happy and the rest properly sorted out.

And I do want to learn a bit more about the Porsa.

Also, is there a connection between the owlbrights and the Owldark from the next book?
Wanenai
I should give five stars to this book, because the story, the writing, the characters, the ideas are all excellent! But the editing is terrible! There are full paragraphs missing in at least three parts of the book, and also there are lines missing in other areas. Fortunately, this problem does not make the book inintelligible, but for its price, I sincerely believe that Gollanz or Amazon should have edited it better. Buy it, anyway, but be warned.
Whitemaster
Sheri Tepper is the most insightful writer who takes a common given and twists it
inside out until I am reexamining my whole belief system and making different choices.... her concepts are beautifully crafted and wonderfully completed...
this book has been out of print and i had to decide to pay big bucks for it...but
my previous copy had been gifted to a friend who didn't have it any more!!
This book is Sheri Tepper's solution to war...you would enjoy reading it if you
can find a copy!!
SARAND
Raising the Stones is the second novel in a sequence that starts with Grass and ends with Sideshow. Raising the Stones is primarily about religion and faith. Protagonist Sam Girat was transplanted in childhood from the patriarchal and violent nation of Vorstood to the matriarchal and boring planet of Hobbs Land. As he grows up, he becomes enchanted with an idealized and legendary vision of fatherhood and mythology.

Simultaneously, an indigenous fungal species infects the inhabitants of Hobbs Land, giving them peace, prosperity, and the ability to shape the world around their desires and dreams. The spread of the Hobbs Land Gods brings its followers into conflict with two different flavors of religious fundamentalism.

The story starts off slow, and reaches a conclusion that's two parts handwavium and one part divine intervention. Some of the theology seems a bit like axe-grinding in parts. But overall it's a good read.
Sharpmane
Imaginative sci-fi. A lot is from a feminist perspective. Refreshing and original.
Winasana
I purchased my copy through the Marketplace, largely because I wanted to own a copy of a story I'm very fond of. It's missing 32 pages but doesn't have a loose binding!

I'm not sure if it's a feature of the edition (First edition 1990) or some kind of library repair. Hopefully the missing pages don't disadvantage the story.
Exellent
In this novel, Tepper creates a future society in which a variety religions and spiritualities must coexist. Conflicts among the various religion-influenced cultures drive the plot. The characters are well-drawn and the book is thought-provoking.
Sheri Tepper always delivers.