Hello, I’m Thomas and I’m a noob here. Have been browsing the forums for the good part of an hour, which made me feel humble. These forums doesn’t seem to be inhabited by the regular internet hoodlums. Here be dragons, literate ones!
Which pleases me, maybe one can find some civilized dialogue at last. Probably I’ll be the troublesome one since I’m not native english speaking but I’ll try to be clear. Please correct me at any time, that will help me to improve.
But this isn’t about me. It’s about one of my favourite authors, Sheri S Tepper. A SciFi veteran, some people attributes her as a fantasy author and I do not disagree, even though I don’t like fantasy (I’m a trekkie Nevertheless her language is beautiful in my opinion, so it really doesn’t matter what she writes about. Well, of course it does, but the line between fantasy and SciFi is hard to draw and in the case of Tepper I do not care to make the difference.
I have three recommendations: Grass, Raising the stones, and The Fresco. All three of them touching a feminist view of course, Tepper have that quirk which disturbs some people but not me. On the contrary it can be really amusing sometimes. Otherwise the three novels are quite different; Grass, my premium choice, is mostly a thriller. Raising the stones is a culture conflict and The Fresco is a hilarious mix that I really would like to see at the movies, if you like The Hitchhikers Guide chances are that you’ll find the Fresco entertaining.
And her language is there in all of them.
It’s not hard SF, you’ll not hear any laser shots or find yourself introduced to your grand-grand-grand-grandchildrens commodities. The science/fantasy is just softly lingering in the text to make it possible to tell the stories. Stories that I find a pleasure to read.
Anyone interested in this?
Best regards /Thomas