Sheri S. Tepper was an American author known for her works in the science fiction and fantasy genres. She was born in Colorado in 1929 and passed away in 2016.Tepper's most notable works include "The Gate to Women's Country," which takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where women and men live in separate communities, and "Grass," which is a science fiction novel about a world covered in grass where strange and deadly creatures lurk.Tepper's writing is known for its complex themes, social commentary, and strong female characters. She often explored themes such as ecology, feminism, and the dangers of technology. She won several awards for her writing, including the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 1989 for "Grass."In addition to her writing, Tepper was also an environmental activist and a supporter of various social causes. She continued to write and publish new novels and stories throughout her life, and her works remain popular among fans of science fiction and fantasy.