Tepper, my love

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Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:59 pm Post

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

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Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:55 pm Post

Hello, I'm Thomas and I'm a noob here. Have been browsing the forums for the good(best) part of an hour, which made me feel humble. These forums doesn't (Thomas, the plural form of forum, forums, requires: don't or do not), seem to be inhabited by the regular internet hoodlums. Here be dragons, literate ones! (If you had said The forum, then, doesn't/does not, would be correct).
Which pleases me, maybe one can find some civilized dialogue :shock: 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.
Oh foolish young man! Obviously you've been browsing non Scrivener forums.

Have you, by some bizarre twist of fate, mistakenly, visited The Archbishop of Canterbury's Blog?

The naivety of your word, is no more apparent, than when visiting the ( at this juncture, I must bend my paws to my will and force them to do my bidding...so reluctant are they to type the words), Scrivener for Linux Forum. Not only be there dragons, young Thomas...there be: Neck Beards; Ubuntus; Mint Debians; Aptosids; Gnomes and the haute couture deviationists: the wearers of Slackwear. All, I must add, communicating in the most bastardised and unfathomable form of the English language, this side of the eastern seaboard of the United States. All of which, pales into insignificance, when compared to the depths of depravity, debasement, debauchery and deviancy you'll encounter as you rub shoulders with the other members of Scriveners crew. Such depths, that even your beloved, Sheri S Tepper, would flounder helplessly, attempting to describe.

Once a member of the old Pirate Ship Scrivener's crew, there is no way back...you're trapped. You are now a part of the literary flotsam and jetsam that crew this ship.

After you endorsment, I shall investigate Tepper's oeuvre further.

Welcome aboard Scrivener, Thomas. :D
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But this isn't about me. It's about one of my favourite authors, Sheri S Tepper. A SciFi veteran, some people attributes to her as a fantasy author and I do not disagree, try: Although a SciFi veteran, some people attribute the tile Fantasy author to her 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.<----that distinction.

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
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Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:53 pm Post

:D
Thank you Fluff, that was a warming welcome. I think I'm going to like it here!
Our family queen, Lussie, sends her regards from my lap. She finds you a most enlightened fellow species and is now determined on learning how to use a computer.

I hope you'll find joy with Tepper.

/Thomas

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Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:45 pm Post

Welcome aboard Lussie. :D
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