By Sheri S. Tepper
(Spectra, Paperback, 9780553762891, 496pp.)

Publication Date: February 1, 1993

Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback

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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.

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Praise For Sideshow

"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.

From the Paperback edition.

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