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Sheri S Tepper


The Gate to Women's Country
Year 1988
Publisher Bantam Press  (Transworld Publishers)
ISBN 0593016041



The Gate to Women's Country tells of a society that exists three hundred years after our own has nearly destroyed itself.  Now, male warriors are separated from women at an early age and live in garrisons plotting futilely for the battles which must never be fought again.  Inside the women's towns, education, arts and science flourish.  But for some, like Stavia, there is more to see.  Her sojourn with the man she is forbidden to love brings into sharp focus the contradictions that define their lives.  And when tragedy strikes, Stavia is faced with a decision she never thought she would make - a decision that could forever change their world.



Here is a novel that rivals Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale in scope, impact, and the sheer power of its storytelling.

"Tepper ... knows how to write a well-made, on-moving story with strong characters, and she uses her anger honestly.  The strength and passionate sadness of the story's end ... are tragic in the real meaning of the word."
Ursula le Guin



Mount Olympus



Credit: NASA

Mount Olympus
Mythical home of Zeus, Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Greece, at 9,570 feet (2,917 meters). In this winter view, Olympus is the only peak with a dusting of snow -- recalling its name in classical Greek, which means “the luminous one.”

NASA Image of the day archive





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