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Ms. Tepper is slated to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Fantasy 2015 Convention, but if the Award were for just one book or series, which would you chose?

  • The Gate to Woman's Country (27%, 30 Votes)
  • The True Game Series (23%, 26 Votes)
  • The Grass Series (23%, 26 Votes)
  • Or another all together... (12%, 13 Votes)
  • Beauty (6%, 7 Votes)
  • The Fresco (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Gibbon's Decline and Fall (4%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

Start Date: July 10, 2015 @ 5:38 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which vial would you pour into the fountain? (re: “Gibbon's Decline and Fall”)

  • Emerald Green -- Life as it is, except women will only conceive by choice, never force (57%, 398 Votes)
  • Ruby Red -- Mated for life; breed no more often than once in a decade (23%, 158 Votes)
  • Saphire Blue -- Prolonged childhood with late, rapid maturation (no adolescence) (9%, 62 Votes)
  • Topaz Yellow -- Parthenogenesis; breed mostly females with rare males (8%, 58 Votes)
  • Lapis, a Violet so dark it was almost black -- Life as it is now (3%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 695

Start Date: July 21, 2011 @ 7:47 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Who's your favorite heroine?

  • Benita "The Fresco" (29%, 52 Votes)
  • Jinian "The True Game" (28%, 51 Votes)
  • Stavia "The Gate to Women's Country" (17%, 30 Votes)
  • Morgot "The Gate to Women's Country" (10%, 18 Votes)
  • Sophie "Gibbons Decline and Fall" (10%, 18 Votes)
  • Orphan "A Plague of Angles" (6%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 180

Start Date: January 28, 2011 @ 8:59 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Sheri S. Tepper is currently working on a sequel to three former writings. Which will you be most anxious to see?

  • The True Game books (71%, 25 Votes)
  • Plague of Angels (20%, 7 Votes)
  • The Waters Rising (11%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

Start Date: December 28, 2010 @ 6:48 am
End Date: No Expiry

6 thoughts on “pollsarchive

  1. mara

    I’d love to see a sequel to The Margarets. It’s one of my favorite books & I keep hoping to read more either about any of the characters introduced in The Margarets or set in any of the worlds, I just found it really fascinating.

  2. Kim Knapp

    I suspect Marjorie Westriding is not mentioned because she appears in three of Ms. Tepper’s novels: Raising the Stones, Grass, and Sideshow. We learn from these books enough to infer what Marjorie and her companion did in her life, how she spent her time and efforts, and how she concluded that life.

    I love those stories; I love everything Sheri Tepper has written. She could write catalog descriptions and I think they’d be terrific!! She does so much better, though; she writes beautiful prose, wonderful stories, compelling characters, and solid, plausible worlds. Her words, her concepts remain with me and color my days.

    One of my favorite things to do is to read a chapter aloud (Grass is particularly well-suited for this) and delight in the roll, the flow and rhythm of the words… I am not an actress, but I sound pretty good, verbalizing the wonders of those pages.

  3. Kerry Bowers

    I’m combing poll answers:

    Favorite Heroine?

    I’m with above: Marjorie Westriding. Of course, in a subsequent writing, I’d love to see what becomes of her successor, Fringe Owldark, and her inherited Great Dragon!

  4. Karen Cleary

    I’ve read all the books, & wish I had bought them all when they were available in print editions. Just finished Fish Tails, compulsive reading for 2 & a half days. At 85, she is still writing beautiful prose to bring to life amazing characters & worlds. I’ve always admired her ability to show what will happen as we continue to ignore the reality of what we are doing to our world.

    In answer to the poll questions, I’m lucky enough to have a paperback copy of the Marianne stories, which I’ve often read as a “comfort” book (like food, but for the soul). Having read the bio, I’m very grateful the publisher wanted something shorter & lighter than the Revenants first.

  5. Anita R. Lay

    Dear Ms. Tepper,

    A very happy belated birthday. I must confess to an addiction to your Shirley McClintock series I loved Shirley and her opinions and the wonderful cast of characters you surrounded her with. I was brokenhearted when the series ended, and each year I reread the series in its entirety, just for the pleasure of re-engaging with these people whom I wish were not fictional so I could actually know them. After reading your biography, I can now see where many of the concerns you expressed so well — about the place of women, about ecology, about social pathology (opinions that by and large I share) — came from. Your writing has been a true gift in my life. The stories were always great and the sense of humor often made me laugh out loud (the Swales family in A Ceremonial Death being of my favorites. Thank you. And even though it appears that with Fish Tales you intend to retire from writing, may I wish you the best always!

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