Grass (Arbai Trilogy Series #1)

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Here is a novel as original as the breathtaking, unspoiled world for which it is named, a place where all appears to be in idyllic balance.

Generations ago, humans fled to the cosmic anomaly known as Grass. Over time, they evolved a new and intricate society. But before humanity arrived another species had already claimed Grass for its own. It, too, had developed a culture...

Now, a deadly plague is spreading across the stars. No world save ...

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Overview

Here is a novel as original as the breathtaking, unspoiled world for which it is named, a place where all appears to be in idyllic balance.

Generations ago, humans fled to the cosmic anomaly known as Grass. Over time, they evolved a new and intricate society. But before humanity arrived another species had already claimed Grass for its own. It, too, had developed a culture...

Now, a deadly plague is spreading across the stars. No world save Grass has been left untouched. Marjorie Westriding Yrarier has been sent from Earth to discover the secret of the planet's immunity. Amid the alien social structure and strange life-forms of Grass, Lady Westriding unravels the planet's mysteries to find a truth so shattering it could mean the end of life itself.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Generations in the future, when humanity has spread to other planets and Earth is ruled by Sanctity, a dour, coercive religion that looks to resurrection of the body by storing cell samples of its communicants, a plague is threatening to wipe out mankind. The only planet that seems to be spared is Grass, so-called because that is virtually all that grows there. It was settled by families of European nobility who live on vast estancias and indulge in the ancient sport of fox hunting--although the horses, hounds and foxes aren't what they what they appear to be. Rigo and Marjorie Westriding Yrarier and family are sent to Grass as ambassadors and unofficial investigators because the ruling families--the bons--have refused to allow scientists to authenticate the planet's immunity from the plague. The egotistical Rigo sets out to prove himself to the bons while Marjorie remains wary about the relationship between the hunters and the hunted. She gains allies in her search, but invasion strikes from an unexpected quarter before the truth about an alien species comes to light. Tepper ( The Gate to Women's Country ) delves into the nature of truth and religion, creating some strong characters in her compelling story. (Sept. )
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553762464
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Series: Arbai Trilogy Series , #1
  • Pages: 476
  • Sales rank: 454,956
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

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    Amazing Grass

    a plague threatens mankind on all planets but Grass, a world of various colors, shades and textures of grass. a world of culturally inbred aristocrats and their mounts, the Hippae. a world to which Marjorie arrives, hoping to find answers both to the worlds-threatening plague and her own overwhelming feelings of guilt, responsibility and love in a most extraordinary way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2000

    Amazingly original

    Another superb book from Tepper. Her characterizations are excellent as always, and the plot works on multiple levels. There are surprises throughout the story. Truly a classic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Dimly lit

    Can't see why so many reviews heap high praise on this. Found the characters thinly drawn. Even the beasts failed to capture my imagination. And Foxen? This is a creature that can't be seen. I kept having visions of the Carfax hand puppet fox. I just didn't buy into this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Wat does res how does it works1

    Pls

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    SOUNDWAVE TO ALL~

    I'm at my Dads and he won't give me the wifi pass. ANYONE WHO IS ON IS IN CHARGE! STAY ACTIVE ANS I MOGHT BE ON.. My Step-mom is letting me "see" her Nook. If youknow mw in other clans/rps tell the others. P.s. Cant see Headlines,

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    join faithclan at

    Tropical all results

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    I want to join

    My name is blazewave im a ginger tom with a white stripe down my back and icy blue eyes and very handsome.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Soundwae

    No it's GrassClan.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Silver kits bio

    Name... silverkit...gender... she cat.....looks...silver with dark grey spots; green eyes.... mother... tawnymoon.... father...spiritfury....backstory... abandoned with her mom when her father mated another cat... where mother is now... starclan because she was attacked by a fox and died...crush...i cant tell anyone...mate... none....why here i want a mate and a clan

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    Can i join

    Im flamenight

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    I am fireflight heres my bio

    Likes shecats kits moss forest lake river wind and bees.dislikes brokenstar tigerstar eney cat that tries to get leafdapple and fightin kits. I also dislike storms. My clan is iceclan join thier at little first res. I am a warrior, my mate might be you, my kits might be ours, i am loyal brave strong and kind. i am a black tom with white stripes.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    Racoontail

    A racoon patternee tom. Green eyes. Persanalty Brave. Funny. Clever. Kind and caring. Likes: soft moss hunting. Climbing. Kits. Dislikes unessasary fighting. Dead cats that have dyed for no reason. Iposters. Disease. Will protect kits a mate fiercely.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    I choose...

    Sorry for the delay. But i choose Fireflight. I hope you are as courages as described. ~Leafdapple

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Ashpaw to firefall and all

    Can i join

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2013

    COME JOIN SKYCLAN

    Go to " blue clan" all results. The leader is Leafstar

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Stormclaw

    Nae• Stormclaw (duh) Rank• to b honest... I have no idea! :D Crush/Mate• Silverstar Kits• idk Looks• Silver tom with golden colored tail tip and blue eyes. History• ask me later Siblings• Gem(sis and wolf) and Starlight(sis and cat) Other• if u have any questions about my bio or something I didnt put in my bio plz ask me to tell u.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Dawnblaze?

    I came here in reply to your proposal to join your clan. My name is nightfire

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Hi

    Hi

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Angelhearts bio

    Name: angelheart mate: blackclaw apperance: white she cat with tiny spots and blue eyes

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    M

    Name: Midnight
    Looks: silver tabby with faint black stripes. Pale emerald eyes.
    Crush: Talonclaw
    Kits: taking care of her sister's kits Tiny, Shadow, and Night. Is expecting kits of her own.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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