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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Grass by Sheri S Tepper

Grass is a thought-provoking novel, especially if you enjoy reading about human colonisation of alien planets and the imposition of old world ideology on a new world society. They have a three-stage metamorphosis. There is an important religious aspect to this story too, exploring some similar themes that James Teppet explored in A Case of Conscience.

This is probably one of the most unusual first contact stories that I have ever read.

English Choose a language for shopping. May 30, Rachel Kalanadi rated it liked it Shelves: Perhaps then they could become friends. Refresh and try again. You are bowled over by the strength and dedication of the main character Marjorie. What do they think? Really great human-alien interaction as well as between humans of extremely different cultures. Joy — graes — kill — strangers. Read it Forward Read it first. Following the commands of Rigo and Sanctity to help find a cure for the plague, dheri religious paradigm into which she has willingly caged herself is proving to be a handicap.


Beauty is her masterwork of evil — a remarkable book, but not for teppeg squeamish. It really grows on you. And it is out of her dialectical engagement with three strong texts by American male authors, DuneLeaves of Grass and Moby Dickthat this particular Tepper novel produces its feminist perspective. There’s the culture shock between the Ambassador and the Seri, deadly and intricate, filled with diplomatic dances and double meanings.

There seems to be an opposition in this text between the old world and the new that represents the latter’s belatedness as necessarily ersatz. Some of these are very thought provoking and insightful, others less so. Bergrem the dead bats were grazs vector of infection.

What is a worthwhile life? Like alot of sci-fi, this book is packed full of ideas. They found evidence of Janetta and Dimity. I may have to go back and try Sheri Tepper again at some point. The horses were awakened from bad nightmares.


Grass by Sheri S. Tepper

Generations ago, humans fled to the cosmic anomaly known as Grass. When she returned her father was furious and she saw Sylvan with her mother. I think I tolerate these questions not only because I majored in philosophy: Can that action include killing the evil actor to prevent the evil action? The Silver Metal Lover. It too had developed a culture… Now a deadly plague is spreading across the stars, leaving no planet untouched, saved for Grass.

I have since bought and read as many of her novels as I can find here in Australia, I have the whole lot now. Not that Tepper hides her strongest influences. Rillibee took them to this forest.

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Rigo and Marjorie were held prisoners in the Port Hotel. Rillibee voiced concerns about the plague. She’s complex, flawed, engaging, charming, infuriating, naive, smart, and wise all at once. Another strong point of the story was graxs role of horses in the tale.