A magnificent reworking of the Sleeping Beauty story by a master storyteller.
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.
BEAUTY slips its message like a knife through skin and brain and bone ... it is brilliant and subtle and fabulous - NEW YORK REVIEW OF SCIENCE FICTION
Rich, multitudinous, witty, metaphysical, continually surprising, BEAUTY is a feast - LOCUS
BEAUTY lives up to its name in all ways. It is a story of mankind and magic, fairies and fairytales, future and fantasy, all intertwined into a complex collage ... The writing is immaculate and the storytelling immaculate, so get it - TIME OUT
Sheri S. Tepper (1929 - 2016)
Sheri S. Tepper was the author of several resoundingly acclaimed novels, including 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. She is one of the few writers to have titles in both the SF and Fantasy Masterworks lists. She died in 2016.