An american science fiction author noted for feminist themes and fanciful plots. Born in 1929, Sheri S. Tepper worked for many years in the non-profit sector, including at Planned Parenthood. She wrote many children's books while she was there, and began writing adult novels in the early eighties. Her success encouraged her to retire and dedicate her life to writing.

Her major science fiction works include:
-The Marjorie Westriding Arc:
--Raising the Stones
-Six Moon Dance
-A Plague of Angels
-Singer from the Sea
-The Gate to Women's Country
-Gibbon's Decline and Fall