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The Waters Rising

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"Sheri S. Tepper takes the mental risks that are the lifeblood of science fiction and all imaginative fiction."
--Ursula K. Le Guin, Los Angeles Times

Her first new novel since The Margarets, The Waters Rising marks the glorious return of the extraordinary Sheri S. Tepper, the award-winning contemporary master whom Locus has called, "one of sf's most distinctive voices." The Waters Rising tells a gripping story of a future already ravaged and now in even graver peril when a dreadful, awesome killing power is resurrected from the past. Readers of Margaret Atwood and Marge Piercy will join with fans of literary sf in praising this stunning masterwork of speculative fiction from one of the acknowledged greats.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 498 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps
  • 0061958859
  • 9780061958854
  • 490,142

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"This lyrical, beautifully written novel transcends the sum of its parts to become a parable of survival and hope in hopeless times."--The Guardian
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Back cover copy

A dreadful, awesome killing power is resurrected from the past . . .
Powers are invoked and curses are being laid . . .
Great waters are rising and changing the world . . .

Long ago was the "Big Kill," horrible, apocalyptic events that destroyed nearly every living thing on earth. Since then the last of humankind has scattered into widespread small kingdoms separated by superstition, war, and fear. And now, while facing a natural catastrophe that threatens to drown a world, an ancient evil resurfaces and may prevent any chance of survival.

With the future of humankind at stake, a small band of disparate charac-ters--a lonely child, a loyal servant, a mysterious wanderer, and a most unusual horse--sets out on a journey fraught with peril and wonder . . . a sacred mission that leaves no room for failure. . . .

Deeply original in scope and vision, The Waters Rising is a daring and remarkable work of speculative fiction--a tour de force from one of the most revered writers of our time.
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Rating details

663 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 21% (140)
4 38% (250)
3 27% (182)
2 10% (64)
1 4% (27)
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