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  • ISBN 0380979055
  • ISBN13 978-0380979059
  • Language English
  • Author Sheri S Tepper
  • Publisher Harper Voyager; First Edition edition (March 26, 2002)
  • Pages 416
  • Formats lrf lit rtf doc
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1641 kb
  • Size Fb2 1229 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 799

When an asteroid crashed into the Earth hundreds of years ago in the twenty-first century, much of what was considered civilization was obliterated. All that remains of that time are paltry fragmented memories of science and life colored by myth and superstition. The "magic" that once was America died horribly, along with most of the planet's inhabitants. But a wasted world is coming back alive -- despite the tyranny and cruel punishments that the repressive ruling order inflicts daily on a greatly reduced populace.

Dismé Latimer's entire family was lost forever, though not as a result of global cataclysm. Rather, much more recent and mysterious circumstances made Dismé an orphan, leaving the gentle, troubled young woman at the mercy of a cruel stepmother, an abusive stepsister...and a book.

A sacred, unsettling tome written by an ancestor -- the courageous scientist Nell Latimer, who left a husband and family behind in her attempt to salvage something of the post-castastrophe world -- Dismé's book contains disturbing ideas and revelations that are compelling a shy youth to take bold and dangerous action. But common "wisdom" and lore warn of malevolent entities out in the world, and advise would-be adventurers to stay where they are. Yet other myths suggest that the selfless band of planet-repairing scientists -- including Dismé's brave forebear -- have somehow, miraculously, survived to this day. And Dismé Latimer will uncover the truth and reclaim a lost world, whatever and wherever it might be.

Destiny, it seems, has chosen a most improbable defender to lead an imperiled planet out of the darkness. Perhaps somewhere beyond everything Dismé has ever known is her true identity -- and, hopefully, others similarly inclined who will fight alongside her for the common good. But there is evil also, a malevolence beyond imagining.

And far away, in the depths of the Earth, a gargantuan beast has roused itself after centuries of slumber. And it has begun to stir...


We’ll turnaway, oh, we’ll turnaway. Upon his death the books were audited

We’ll turnaway, oh, we’ll turnaway. from god who failed our trust. Upon his death the books were audited. When the results were known, the office of Protector was abolished and the function of Warden was transferred to the College of Sorcery under the supervision of the Department of Inexplicable Arts. DIA has taken control of the place: the building, the walls, the mazes, the warden’s house (now called the Conservator’s House), the whole of Faience’s Folly together with all its very expensive conceits.

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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

Электронная книга "The Visitor", Sheri S. Tepper Sheri S. Tepper is the author of more than thirty resoundingly acclaimed novels, including The Waters Rising, The Margarets, The Companions, The Visitor, The Fresco, Singer.

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Do people change their ways? The Visitor explores this question on a number of levels in a postapocalyptic setting. When an asteroid crashed into the Earth hundreds of years ago in the twenty-first century, much of what was considered civilization was obliterated. All that remains of that time are paltry fragmented memories of science and life colored by myth and superstition. The "magic" that once was America died horribly, along with most of the planets inhabitants.

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Zulkishicage
I love Tepper's books. They are rich, and satisfying, leaving a lot of deep thought and hope behind that humans are not yet hopeless. I read straight through the night on this one.Quite a few of her books deal with ecological consequences, and it frequently takes alien intervention to set humans on the right path. Her characters are wholly believable, and the endings are perfect.
Goltizuru
This is a tough one to review. I love everything that Tepper writes, and right up to the last 20 pages, this was no exception. As always, her world building is first rate. As always, I get lost enough in her excellent prose to cheer the heroes and boo the villains even while they remain a bit more two dimensional than most of her characters. And Tepper can usually be relied upon to pull off a Deus Ex Machina better than anyone this side of Doctor Who.

This time, though, the Deus fell, for me, more than a little flat. I agree completely with most of the ideas put forth in the last pages...but even so I was ready to throw the book across the room. Absolutely worth a read for the beginning and middle, but perhaps make up your own, more satisfying, ending.
ALAN
I greatly enjoyed this intriguing book with two related stories. First is the story of Nell Latimer, a contemporary scientist, sleeping and waking for 1000 years in the hideaway that protected a handful of scientists from an asteroid strike. The other is Disme Latimer, who lives in the post-apocalyptic, authoritarian civilization that is being corroded from beneath by the ancient god, Bael, and his minions.The story is an interesting mix between hard sci-fi [Armageddon disaster, cold-sleep etc.] magic and religion. A very complex novel, and some of it gets unwieldy at the end, but it’s fun to read and basically very satisfying.
Kegal
Very different from Gate to Women's Country but held my interest.
Cordantrius
One of her best. This is a terrific book for Tepper fans and for everyone else. It's probably one of the best for someone getting an "intro" to her work.
Ral
Everything written by Teller is superb!!!!!!!! Highly recommended.
Quttaro
Not hard Sci-Fi, but rather Speculative Fiction. This is a kind of feminist "The Group" with a fantasy edge. A little heavy-handed at times, but still good, as Tepper usually is. Worth the read.
Complicated in first 3rd but the establishment of character, plot, and themes was totally worth it! She rarely disappoints a craving for novel outcomes.