Saturday, April 23, 2016

T = TEPPER, Sheri S., Author, A-Z Blog Challenge 2016

An excellent writer of science fiction with a different Point of View. . .


Sheri S. Tepper, Author

T = Tepper, Sheri Stewart, Author
Theme = Authors, AtoZ



Sheri Stewart Tepper, born July 16, 1929, is an American writer of Science Fiction, Horror and Mystery novels. She is known to be controversial at times, addressing issues others might be reluctant to discuss. Sheri lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

She has written under several pseudonyms, including A. J. Orde, E. E. Horlak, and B. J. Oliphant. In November 2015, she received the World Fantasy Award for Live Achievement.


A couple of Sheri S. Tepper's books that I've read: 

The Companions by Sheri S. Tepper

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The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper


Other titles read: Singer from the Sea, Six Moon Dance, The Family Tree, and Shadow's End. I enjoy the way she weaves her stories.

Sheri S. Tepper's many acclaimed novels include: The Margarets and Gibbon's Decline And Fall, both shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and A Plague Of Angels, Sideshow and Beauty, which was voted Best Fantasy Novel Of The Year by readers of Locus magazine.

Other titles by Tepper using pseudonyms:

As A.J. Orde (mystery):  The Jason Lynx Mysteries, featuring a Colorado antiques dealer and his significant other, a female cop

As B.J. Oliphant (mystery): Shirley McClintock Mysteries

As E.E. Horlak (horror): Still Life

Tepper writes series and non-series books, essays, poetry and short works as well.

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Have you heard of or read any of Sheri S. Tepper's novels? What do you think of her work?

(I am a fan of Tepper's work because she addresses social issues that have been under long-range discussion since the 1970s; faves are The Gate to Women's Country and The Family Tree - not what you'd expect. . .)

Please leave a comment to let me know you were here and I'll respond. Thanks for dropping by! Posting a bit later today, sorry about that. I've been sleep-deprived. . .

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A to Z Challenge - 2016

It's April again and time for the 2016 Blogging from A to Z challenge  This is my 4th year participating in the challenge! (Previous A to Z  posts at the top of my blog page tabs are: Art A-Z, French Faves, Paris, Etc. 

Thanks to originator Lee (Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out), and the co-hosts and co-host teams who make the challenge run smoothly. See the list of participants, and other important information at the A to Z Blog site.  The basic idea is to blog every day in April except Sundays (26 days). On April 1st, you begin with the letter A, April 2 is the letter B, and so on. Posts can be random or use a theme.


Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2016 - Badge


http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-z-challenge-sign-up-list-2016.html A to Z Blog List

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References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheri_S._Tepper Wiki on Sheri S. Tepper

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14 comments:

  1. Sadly I have not heard of her either.

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    1. Well, JoJo, I ran through every science fiction author I could find in our library a few years ago - my intent was to read as many as possible to determine what type of scifi I would write. I'm sure you've read much that I haven't. There are so many authors about. One of our local bookstores is having local authors in but I only recognized one name out of about 25 authors. . .

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  2. My TBR in Sci-fi is a mile long because for ages I simply did not read anything in the genre. She sounds way intriguing. And the titles are irresistible - A Plague of Angels, The Gate to Women's Country, wow!

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    1. This woman is intriguing, yes, and I loved her writing right away. I have a few feminist bones in my body, too, from growing up with a chauvinist father.

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  3. Her books are on my TBR list! Love her titles and definitely want to know more. So happy to see a woman on your list, I was wondering?

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    1. She's the second woman on my list Yolanda, (Diana Gabaldon was my G letter author). 'The Family Tree' by Tepper is one of novels that I especially liked (blurb=THE ONCE FERTILE EARTH OF DORA HENRY'S CHILDHOOD HAS BEEN UNDERVALUED AND OVERDEVELOPED. NOW NATURE, APPARENTLY, HAS DECIDED TO FIGHT BACK) There is another female scifi author I like: Octavia Butler, who stands out of the crowd - African American and a female scifi author.

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  4. I have heard of her, seen some of her covers, but I have never read any of her work.

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    1. Well I quite liked a few of her standalone novels (she's written many trilogies that I haven't read or even seen). I made a concerted effort to read some female scifi authors to see how their work differs from the male POV.

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  5. I've actually read a few of her novels, including Beauty, The Gate to Women's Country, The True Game, and Grass, which I especially enjoyed.

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    1. I'm glad you've read some of the same books. I would like to read a couple more.

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  6. Hi DG - an author I didn't know anything about ... but obviously one I should add to my list ... especially if she approaches subjects from a different route and looks at things others wouldn't touch with a barge pole ...

    Thanks for telling us about her - cheers Hilary

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  7. Very impressive writer! A Life Achievement award certainly speaks volumes on her reputation. It is most interesting when discussions cover subjects shunned by others. Thanks for sharing DG!

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    Hank

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  8. I have definitely heard of Sheri S Tepper, and I'm desperately trying to remember what of hers I've read. None of those you've mentioned ring a bell - except perhaps A Family Tree. Better do some research... ;)
    Thanks for a great post
    Jemima Pett

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