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The Fresco
The Fresco
Author: Sheri S. Tepper
Benita Alvarez, a downtrodden Hispanic woman, is chosen by alien envoys to be the Intermediary in their bid to get humankind to join an interstellar federation of peaceable races who practise Neighbourliness and strive to live ethical and moral lives. But other alien races have their own plans for the verdant, over-populated planet and they have...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780575072886
ISBN-10: 0575072881
Publication Date: 2/14/2002
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.

4.6 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Orion Pub Co
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Bossmare avatar reviewed The Fresco on + 306 more book reviews
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Loved this book! Great characters, I loved Benita, Chiddy and Vess.
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This was a fascinating book describing Earth's first contact with a peaceful alien race, called the Pistach, through a lone Earth woman named Benita, an abused middle-aged mother living in New Mexico. The offers an interesting look at various human cultures through the eyes of the Pistach's envoys to Earth, giving the reader a lot of food thought throughout the book.

The Pitasch are not the only aliens interested in establishing relations with humanity, and these other alien races are fuzzy, friendly ETs--their interest in humanity is much darker.

The Pistach want to help humanity get rid of these other aliens, but a crisis on their home planet threatens both races. Benita comes up with a solution that might save the day.....but only time will tell.
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Great science fiction.
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Another great tale from Sherri Tepper! This one has a great sense of irony and humor. I highly recommend it!


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