[Tepper] can be heavy handed but she’s terrific at conveying both world and characters. Even books of hers I hate (Beauty, grr) I remember really well years after reading. I frequently want to argue with her ideas while really caring about the characters.

Sons and Decisions: Sheri S. Tepper’s The Gate to Women’s Country | Tor.com

Jo Walton nails what it's like to read Sheri Tepper.