The sequel to RAISING THE STONES, an exhilarating, dazzling tale of religious and political turmoil in a world where nothing is quite as it seems
--This text refers to an alternate
From the Back Cover
THE PEOPLE ZOO
Barbaric customs and bizarre human cults are preserved on the planet Elsewhere. The rest of the universe has been taken over by the Hobbs Land Gods, which means that everyone alive, except the people on Elsewhere, lives in perfect harmony with nature and with each other.
But Elsewhere is ruled by computer-encrypted professors who have been dead for a thousand years. The professors were dedicated to maintaining human diversity. Their ancient analogs are dedicated to something infinitely more sinister.
The time has come to consider whether enslavement by the hobbs Land Gods is not preferable to the depravity being cultivated on Elsewhere. The time has come to ask the Big Question, What is the Destiny of Man? And answer it.
"'Sideshow' deserves to be on the same shelf as any classic you are to name. Sheri Tepper is one of the greats of human literature"
ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT
"Tepper has developed into one of the best novelists in the field…she is magnificently skilled"
"Remember reading? Really 'reading', I mean…the way I read in childhood – for knowledge, for transformation, for survival – that's how I found myself reading Sheri S. Tapper's exhilarating new science fiction novel 'Sideshow'"
CAROL STERNHELL, 'Village Voice'