With the critically acclaimed novels The Gate To Women's Country, Raising The Stones, and the Hugo-nominated Grass, Sheri Tepper has established herself as one of the major science fiction writers of out Time. In Beauty, she broadens her territory even further, with a novel that evokes all the richness of fairy tale and fable. Drawing on the wellspring of tales such as "Sleeping Beauty," Beauty is a moving novel of love and loss, hope and despair, magic and nature. Set against a backdrop both enchanted and frightening, the story begins with a wicked aunt's curse that will afflict a young woman named Beauty on her sixteenth birthday. Though Beauty is able to sidestep tragedy, she soon finds herself embarked on an adventure of vast consequences. For it becomes clear that the enchanted places of this fantastic world--a place not unlike our own--are in danger and must be saved before it is too late.
From the Paperback edition.
Sheri S. Tepper
About Sheri S. Tepper
B. J. Oliphant has written six other mysteries featuring Shirley McClintock, including Dead in the Scrub, which was an Edgar Award nominee, a Bouchercon Award nominee, and a Drood Review Editor's Choice. Under the name A. J. Orde, she also writes the Jason Lynx mysteries, and as Sheri S. Tepper, she writes popular science fiction.
B. J. Oliphant lives in Santa Fe.
"Tepper is a wise and compassionate narrator, and when it comes to spinning a yarn that you don't ever want to stop reading, there are few better spinners than she."--The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction
"Magnificent. . .This adult fairly tale entertains and delivers a message in the best tradition of the fantasy classics."--The Denver Post.