On the planet of Elsewhere, the Council had always enforced the governing of each province in the manner the people had chosen, so long as each respected its neighbors' local customs--and so long as the people remained within their homelands. Generations later, inhabitants have begun to question this tradition. The Council has received mysterious messages and reports of strange manifestations across the planet. Now, Enforcer Fringe Owldark has been sent with a small crew of seven, each possessing an unusual talent, to investigate their worst fear--the arrival of the Hobbs Land gods. Free will and the reality of God are just too of the timeless issues this courageous band of humans must confront as they strive to decide if complete tolerance and leaving others alone is evil. . .and what they should do if it is. Vividly imagined and exquisitely rendered, Sideshow is Sheri S. Tepper's most controversial novel yet.
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.
"An impressive performance-it combines adventure and satire, draws engaging characters, creates a world of wonders, and grapples with important questions about freedom, responsibility, identify, and destiny."--Locus
"Tepper's imaginative vision holds forth and delivers one of her most challenging works to date."--Library Journal.