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A magnificent reworking of the Sleeping Beauty story by a master storyteller On her 16th birthday, the princess Beauty sidesteps the sleeping curse placed upon her by her wicked aunt, the fairy Carabosse - only to be kidnapped by visitors from another time and place, far from the picturesque castle in 14th-century England. She is taken to the world of the future, a savage society where, even amongst the teeming billions, she is utterly alone. And as she travels magically to places both imaginary and real, Beauty eventually comes to understand her special place in humanity's destiny. Captivating, uncompromising and unforgettable, BEAUTY will carve its own unique place in the hearts and minds of readers.
Sheri Stewart Tepper was born in Colorado in 1929 and is the author of a large number of novels in the areas of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery, and is particularly respected for her works of feminist science fiction. Her many acclaimed novels include THE MARGARETS and GIBBON'S DECLINE AND FALL, both shortlisted for the ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD, A PLAGUE OF ANGELS, SIDESHOW and BEAUTY, which was voted Best Fantasy Novel of the Year by readers of LOCUS magazine. Her versatility is illustrated by the fact that she is one of very few writers to have titles in both ...More About Sheri S. Tepper