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.
Published: Random House Publishing Group an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on Apr 1, 1992
Honestly...I hate this one. Sometimes Tepper has a golden pen, inking out precious jewelry of social commentary, and sometimes all of her hate and anger come spewing out in revolting torrents. This is one of the latter books. I just barely managed to make it through the violence, mysogeny (inadvertent, but vile), and general hate to get to a somewhat satisfying but not truly worthwhile end. It's too bad that a loose trilogy with so much potential missed so many possibilities.read more
This is a sequel to Raising the Stones. I have no memory of the plot or characters. I only remember being hit over the head again and again with the theme and thinking that this was the last Tepper I would ever read.read more
I enjoyed Grass and Raising the Stones, but the last book in this loose trilogy was disappointing. It starts off promising enough but it didn't work for me, I am still not sure what happened in the end. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.read more
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