Sideshow (Paperback)

By Sheri S. Tepper

Spectra Books, 9780553762891, 496pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 1999



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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About the Author

Sheri S. Tepper (1929-2016) is the award-winning author of A Plague of Angels, Sideshow, Beauty, Raising the Stones, Grass, The Gate to Women's Country, After Long Silence, and Shadow's End. Grass was a New York Times Notable Book and Hugo Award nominee, and Beauty was voted Best Fantasy Novel by the readers of Locus magazine.

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.

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