logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Grass - Sheri S. Tepper
Grass
by: (author)
3.00 10
(Alternate-cover edition - ISBN 10: 1857987985)From Publishers Weekly:Generations in the future, when humanity has spread to other planets and Earth is ruled by Sanctity, a dour, coercive religion that looks to resurrection of the body by storing cell samples of its communicants, a plague is... show more
(Alternate-cover edition - ISBN 10: 1857987985)From Publishers Weekly:Generations in the future, when humanity has spread to other planets and Earth is ruled by Sanctity, a dour, coercive religion that looks to resurrection of the body by storing cell samples of its communicants, a plague is threatening to wipe out mankind. The only planet that seems to be spared is Grass, so-called because that is virtually all that grows there. It was settled by families of European nobility who live on vast estancias and indulge in the ancient sport of fox hunting--although the horses, hounds and foxes aren't what they what they appear to be. Rigo and Marjorie Westriding Yrarier and family are sent to Grass as ambassadors and unofficial investigators because the ruling families--the bons--have refused to allow scientists to authenticate the planet's immunity from the plague. The egotistical Rigo sets out to prove himself to the bons while Marjorie remains wary about the relationship between the hunters and the hunted. She gains allies in her search, but invasion strikes from an unexpected quarter before the truth about an alien species comes to light. Tepper ( The Gate to Women's Country ) delves into the nature of truth and religion, creating some strong characters in her compelling story.Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
show less
Format: paperback
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 540
Edition language: English
Series: Arbai (#1)
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
Plaque, teleportation, mind control and wiping, monster killer "horses" called Hippae, monster "foxes" called foxen, a planet covered almost entirely in grass, fox hunts, a long dead alien race called the Arbai.... these are a few on my favorite things.This is a great story. While some of the charac...
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it
4.5 [Book Review] Grass
Grass / Sheri S. Tepper It was good for me to return to this book, ten to fifteen years since I read it last. I think, on reflection, while I loved the story then, a lot went over my head. Which is a bit surprising since Tepper isn't exactly subtle in this book... Not all science fiction is poli...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 Grass / Sheri S. Tepper
Generations ago, humans fled to the cosmic anomaly known as Grass. But before humanity arrived, another species had already claimed Grass for its own. It too had developed a culture...... Now a deadly plague is spreading across the stars, leaving no planet untouched, save for Grass. But the secret o...
target acquired
target acquired rated it
3.0
'tis the season...13 TALES OF TERROR: BOOK 4once upon a time there was a delightful young story named Grass by Sheri S. Tepper. this story seemed to know exactly what i was longing for: Horror in Space! and so she provided it to me. a fascinating planet full of strange multi-colored grass, bizarre f...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it
This is probably one of the most unusual first contact stories that I have ever read. For a start, the story begins long after the aliens in question have been first contacted, on a planet long settled by humans.Grass, a planet covered in swathes of multi-hued grasses with exceedingly long solar cyc...
Other editions (13)
Books by Sheri S. Tepper
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?