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Sheri S. Tepper

Sheri S. TepperAKA Sheri Stewart Douglas

Born: 16-Jul-1929
Birthplace: Denver, CO
Died: 22-Oct-2016
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Gate to Women's Country

Author Sherri Tepper is best known for such science fiction novels as Grass, The Gate to Women's Country, and Beauty. Born in 1929, Tepper's first published work was a poem ("Lullaby, 1990") published in 1963 under the name Sherri S. Eberhart. Additional poems followed, but Tepper soon quit publishing until she reemerged in the 80s with such novels as King's Blood Four (1983), Necromancer Nine (1983), Wizard's Eleven, and Revenant (1984).

Although generally glossed as a writer of "feminist science fiction", Tepper's speculative fiction goes far beyond explorations of male/female dynamics, and her female characters are not all strong and gutsy. She has been praised for having "an astonishing assuredness of narrative voice" and criticized for sometimes writing male characters that seem doomed by their own testosterone. Although her work outside science fiction has been sometimes termed fantasy, it has been pointed out that it is better termed "science fantasy" to distinguish it from more typical sword and sorcery offerings. Tepper has also published under the pseudonyms A. J. Orde, E. E. Horlak, and B. J. Oliphant.

Husband: Gene Tepper (one son, one daughter)

    Dean for America
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    EMILY's List
    John Kerry for President

Author of books:
The Revenants (1984)
After Long Silence (1987, published as The Enigma Score in the U.K.)
The Gate to Women's Country (1988)
Beauty (1991)
A Plague of Angels (1993)
Shadow's End (1994)
Gibbon's Decline & Fall (1996)
Family Tree (1997)
Six Moon Dance (1998)
Singer from the Sea (1999)
The Fresco (2000)
The Visitor (2002)
Grass (1989.)
Raising the Stones (1990)
Sideshow (1992)
NorthShore (1987)
SouthShore (1987)
The Song of Mavin Manyshaped (1985)
The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped (1985)
The Search for Mavin Manyshaped (1985)
Marianne, the Magus, and the Manticore (1985)
Marianne, the Madame, and the Momentary Gods (1988)
Marianne, the Matchbox, and the Malachite Mouse (1989)

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