Sheri S. Tepper

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Sheri Stewart Tepper (born July 16, 1929) is an American writer of science fiction, horror and mystery novels. She is known for feminist science fiction, often with an ecofeminist slant.[1]

Biography[edit]

Sheri Stewart Douglas was born near Littleton, Colorado. She married at 20, divorced in her late twenties, and "spent ten years on my own, working all kinds of different jobs" as a single mother of two.[2] She wrote some poetry and children's stories as Sheri S. Eberhart and married Gene Tepper in the late 1960s.[2] From 1962 to 1986 she worked for Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, finally as Executive Director. As of 1998 she operated a guest ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico.[2]

She has written under several pseudonyms, including A. J. Orde, E. E. Horlak, and B. J. Oliphant.

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

Series[edit]

  • The True Game (a trilogy of trilogies)
    • The Peter series was the first published. The Mavin series takes place earlier. The Jinian series takes place during and after the same time period as the Peter series, often giving a different perspective on the same events.
      • This series will crossover with the Plague of Angels series.
    • The Books of the True Game: Peter
      • King's Blood Four (Ace Books, 1983) (first novel)
      • Necromancer Nine (Ace Books, 1983)
      • Wizard's Eleven (Ace Books, 1984)
        • The True Game (1-volume edition) (1985)
    • The Books of the True Game: Mavin Manyshaped
      • The Song of Mavin Manyshaped (Ace Books, 1985)
      • The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped (Ace Books, 1985)
      • The Search of Mavin Manyshaped (Ace Books, 1985)
        • The Chronicles of Mavin Manyshaped (1-volume edition) (1985)
    • The Books of the True Game: Jinian
      • Jinian Footseer (Tor Books, 1985)
      • Dervish Daughter (Tor Books, 1986)
      • Jinian Star-Eye (Tor Books, 1986)
        • The End of the Game (1-volume edition)
  • The Awakeners:
    • NorthShore (Tor Books, 1987)
    • SouthShore (Tor Books, 1987)
      • The Awakeners (1-volume edition) (1989) (a later 1-volume edition erroneously claims to be first)

Non-series[edit]

  • The Revenants (Berkley Publishing, 1984)
  • After Long Silence (1987) (UK: The Enigma Score)
  • The Gate to Women's Country (1988)
  • Beauty (Doubleday, 1991) (Revised UK edition is author's preferred text) – Locus Award winner, 1992[6]
  • Shadow's End (1994)
  • Gibbon's Decline & Fall (1996) – Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 1997[7]
  • The Family Tree (1997) – Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 1998[8]
  • Six Moon Dance (1998)
  • Singer from the Sea (1999)
  • The Fresco (2000) – John W. Campbell Memorial Award nominee, 2001[9]
  • The Visitor (2002) – John W. Campbell Memorial Award nominee, 2003[10]
  • The Companions (2003) – John W. Campbell Memorial Award nominee, 2004[11]
  • The Margarets (released June 1, 2007 by Eos) – John W. Campbell Memorial Award nominee, 2008;[12] Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee, 2009[13]

Short works[edit]

  • "The Gardener" (novella) in Night Visions 6. Released as The Bone Yard (1988) in mass market. Collaboration with F. Paul Wilson and Ray Garton.
  • "Someone Like You" in The Further Adventures of the Joker (ed. Martin Greenberg) (1990)
  • The "Crazy" Carol Stories
    • "The Gazebo" in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October 1990
    • "Raccoon Music" in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 1991
    • "The Gourmet" in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 1991

Poetry[edit]

  • "Lullaby, 1990" in Galaxy, December 1963 (as Sheri S. Eberhart)
  • "Ballad of the Interstellar Merchants" in Galaxy, December 1964 (as Sheri S. Eberhart)

Essays/articles[edit]

  • "Extraterrestrial Trilogue" in Galaxy, August 1961 (as Sheri S. Eberhart)

Educational pamphlets for Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood:

  • The People Know, 1968
  • The Perils of Puberty, 1974
  • The Problem with Puberty, 1976
  • This Is You, 1977
  • So Your Happily Ever After Isn't, 1977
  • The Great Orgasm Robbery, 1977
  • So You Don't Want To Be A Sex Object, 1978

Pseudonymous works[edit]

  • as E. E. Horlak (horror):
    • Still Life (Bantam, 1987 / 1988)
  • as B. J. Oliphant (mystery):
    • Shirley McClintock Mysteries:
      • Dead in the Scrub (1990)
      • The Unexpected Corpse (1990)
      • Deservedly Dead (1992)
      • Death and the Delinquent (1993)
      • Death Served Up Cold (1994)
      • A Ceremonial Death (1996)
      • Here's to the Newly Dead (1997)
  • as A. J. Orde (mystery):
    • The Jason Lynx Mysteries, featuring a Colorado antiques dealer and his significant other, a female cop:
      • A Little Neighborhood Murder: A Jason Lynx Novel (1989)
      • Death and the Dogwalker: A Jason Lynx Novel (1990)
      • Death for Old Time's Sake: A Jason Lynx Novel (1992)
      • Looking for the Aardvark (1993) (also published in paperback as Dead on Sunday, 1994)
      • A Long Time Dead (Fawcett, 1994)
      • A Death of Innocents: A Jason Lynx Novel (1996, 1997)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sheri S. Tepper". Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2012. Literature Resource Center. Web.[full citation needed] Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  2. ^ a b c "Sheri S. Tepper interview". Locus Online (locusmag.com). Retrieved 2014-08-02. Excerpt from "Sheri S. Tepper: Speaking to the Universe", Locus 41:3 (September 1998), pp. 4–8.
  3. ^ "Upcoming4.me". Sheri S Tepper - Fish Tales cover art and synopsis. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  4. ^ "1990 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  5. ^ "1993 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  6. ^ "1992 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  7. ^ "1997 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  8. ^ "1998 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  9. ^ "2001 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  10. ^ "2003 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  11. ^ "2004 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  12. ^ "2008 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  13. ^ "2009 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 

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