In her 35th novel, science fiction master Sheri S. Tepper boldly weaves together the storylines of eleven of her previous works—from King’s Blood Four (1983) to The Waters Rising (2010).
In Fish Tails, two of Sheri S. Tepper’s beloved characters—Abasio and Xulai (A Plague of Angels and The Waters Rising)—and their children travel from village to village scattered across the sparsely populated land of Tingawa. They are searching for others who might be interested in adopting their sea-dwelling lifestyle.
Along their journey they encounter strange visitors from the far-off world of Lom, characters from Tepper’s nine-book True Game series of novels—Mavin Manyshaped, Jinian Star-eye, and Silkhands the Healer—all of whom have been gathered up by an interfering, time-traveling, rule-breaking do-gooder to do one last good deed on earth before its metamorphosis is complete. For the waters are rising and will soon engulf the entire planet, transforming it utterly and irrevocably.
About the Author
Sheri S. Tepper is the author of more than thirty resoundingly acclaimed novels, including The Waters Rising, The Margarets, The Companions, The Visitor, The Fresco, Singer from the Sea, Six Moon Dance, The Family Tree, Gibbon's Decline and Fall, Shadow's End, A Plague of Angels, Sideshow, and Beauty; numerous novellas; stories; poems; and essays. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm conflicted about this book. I've read most of Tepper's books, but none in about five years. That book, "The Waters Rising", was sort of a precursor to this, along with "A Plague of Angels", which was written in 1993(which is around when I read it.) This book, while not a part of a trilogy, takes characters, and some of the plot lines, from the earlier two. I really don't remember much of the first book, and thought the ending of "The Waters Rising", was anti-climactic, and somewhat cheesy. This book was fairly imaginative, and had some great characters, but it was very long, and at times I felt like I was slogging through mud, while reading. Reading the author's notes, I got the impression that this could be her final book, a magnum opus, as it were. I should point out, that Tepper is 86 years old, and I find it amazing that she can still write this well. I'm nearly twenty years younger, and I hope I make it to 86.