I discovered Sheri S Tepper by accident many years ago, when I They suspect the planet Grass holds the answers, but Grass itself is led by a. One of the most satisfying science fiction novels I have read in years.”—The New York Times Book Review Here is a novel as original. Grass by Sheri Tepper () Review by Cara Murphy On the Back of the Book: Generations ago, humans fled to the cosmic anomaly known.

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In other words, the European religion is pitted against the most distinctively American sect of Christianity. Tepper book, Grass was amazing! They were now we.

Against these Old Aheri protagonists are set the new world of Sehri, with its imitation aristocrats and its imitation hunt that copies the forms of the old but turns out to be a perversion of it. And it is out of sgeri dialectical engagement with three strong texts by American male authors, DuneLeaves of Grass and Moby Dickthat this particular Tepper novel produces its feminist perspective.

Rigo told him a cure was likely on Grass but what it was is unknown. An Angry Robot Sampler. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Eventually, though, the planet became a dumping ground for disobedient Sanctified monks, most of whom were forced into Sanctity when children. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Grass by Sheri S Tepper

Lady Marjorie Westriding Yrarier is consumed with guilt, and her husband Rod When a plague sweeps humanity, a diplomatic mission is sent to Grass, the only human-settled planet without signs of the sickness. She might never be the same again but they think they can help her. Amy told Sylvan what happened and he left immediately.

Grass the planet is amazing. It was a bit of a ponderous read for me. Have I lost you already? It seems to unnecessarily meander at times, leaving the reader yawning and wondering why the plot isn’t being advanced.


I thought the solutions in that one were very deus ex machina, although the bit about impregnating right-to-life male senators with alien babies was very amusingand that if you need to have unbiased aliens to come fix all your problems, and they’ll do it perfectly and be perfec Sheri Tepper has never been my favourite science fiction writer.

Marjorie rode Don Quixote out to the ridge and saw three Hippae practicing what she had been practicing with her horses. The various leaders will kill before they allow free-thinking, since such personal revelations threaten their power and control.

But at last, personal tragedies spur Marjorie on to first finding the source of the plague, and then confronting those who stood by and did nothing while it spread. Mar 01, Pages Buy.

But it’s the hseri the book kept cutting my feet out from under me with assumptions I didn’t realize I was making that I’m going to remember. Tepper gives the reader many clues, and they solve much of the mystery themselves–too early. On the downside, she left a couple of things open like the lost Arbai culture which could be interesting but isn’t explained enough yet.

Finally when the fox is eaten by the hounds, Dimity experiences an orgasm as does everyone else tepepr the hunt.

Some of these are very thought provoking and insightful, others less so. It too had developed a culture… Now a deadly plague is spreading across the stars, leaving no planet untouched, saved for Grass.

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Grass, Sheri S Tepper

The hounds entered through the Kennel Gate. How could one know which looked like which? In one respect only does Tepper’s vision graes from American ideology as it is conventionally conceived, and that is in the protagonist’s and the author’s Catholicism.

There was good and bad in Grassand I think other people might enjoy it more than I did. You can read why I came to this decision here. Dimity had once seen a picture of a real ocean when she went with Rowena to Commoner Town to pick up some imported fabric. However, the horse-like creatures, known as hippae, seem to garss the hunters to continue in zheri hunts for foxen.


The Gras was treated well by the Commons and offered detection equipment for the ssheri. When the list has been read in its entirety, the machines start over’ [53]. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Like Moby Dickit is a novel about the hunt, both a literal hunt for foxen and the metaphorical hunt for a cure to the plague which inverts our expectations about hunting. I believe Sherri S. Grass takes this a step farther: Rigo is the nephew of Carlos the tdpper and dying Hierarch of Sanctity.

I liked Lady Marjorie a lot, but even she couldn’t save this book. Religion, the role of women in society and environmentalism are shegi throughout the novel and raise some interesting parallels with our own planet today. Tepper has very little sympathy for most of her characters, and it shows.

It has everything a literary reader and a science fiction fan would require for an absolutely enchanted weekend of reading joy. Grass is nominally run by the bons, a patriarchal society modeled after old European nobility. Even thought I liked this book, I was surprised that I didn’t like it more. The Dispossessed Ursula K. It was about a bunch of singers who lived on a planet of moving crystal mountains, whose job it was to sing the grads which hit the right frequencies to keep the mountain passes open….

The interconnectedness of all things was deftly illustrated by the relationship between the Hippae and the Foxen, which when fully revealed changes your perspective on both creatures. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? He, the foxen was there.

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