Books Grass by Sheri S. Tepper Paperback, 480 pages, Random House, List Price: $23 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleGrassAuthorSheri S. Tepper Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Far into the future, a plague threatens every human-inhabited planet — except for the mysterious Grass, named for the rippling, multicolored prairies that cover its surface. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by Sheri S. Tepper The Gate to Women's Country Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Grass The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Remembering Sheri S. Tepper, Eco-Feminist Sci-Fi Firebrand November 5, 2016 Tepper wrote several classics of '80s sci-fi, but she's curiously unknown today. Her work is didactic and often uncomfortable, mixing eco-feminist politics with gripping characters and world-building.