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 Flipboard 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.