Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre

Dreamsnake

In a far-future, post-holocaust Earth, a young healer named Snake travels the world, healing the sick and injured with her companion, the alien dreamsnake. But she is being pursued. . . ....

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Dreamsnake Reviews

  • Tudor Ciocarlie
    As with all post-apocalyptic books by women, this one has a wonderful gentle tone. Maybe it is because men always cause the destruction of the world. So their story must be a redemptive one. The stories by/about women are much more about healing and remembering....
  • Sarah
    While this book gets docked a point or two for the cheesy 70s cover and the title, it deserves a place among the classics of the genre. I first read the Nebula-winning novella "Of Mist, And Grass, And Sand," in middle school, but I never realized that McIntyre had expanded it to novel length. It's a...
  • Andreea Daia
    Quick and dirty reading notes and (i)relevant thoughts (I read this novel a while ago, but I decided to go back and write a review, since is so little known. And what a pity that is. )✐ This is a very different kind of science-fiction and I read that the author had trouble finding a publisher ...
  • Mike Moore
    Look, I read a lot of science fiction. Enough that I would mention it. So I have a pretty high tolerance for silliness. This book overwhelmed my tolerance and left me staggered by the sheer nonsense of it all.Welcome to a post-apocalyptic future where isolated communities blunder about in moral turp...
  • Wanda
    The publisher says:They called the healer Snake, and she bore the name proudly, for the medicine she distilled from the venom of the viper she carried with her was a potent cure; and the soothing power of her other companion, the alien dreamsnake, banished fear. But the primitive ignorance of those ...
  • Andreas
    Dreamsnake is the extension of the award winning novelette Of Mist, And Grass, And Sand and is set at the same time and planet Earth as The Exile Waiting.It reads like a fantasy story like Tehanu for the first 50 pages before it becomes clear that it is a post-nuclear SF setting. It follows a young,...
  • Wastrel
    A very odd book by modern standards, but one that is strikingly of its era. Manages to do some things very badly (dialogue, most of the characterisation (the central character is solid and likeable but a Mary Sue and not all that distinctive, while the supporting cast are mostly two(or fewer)-dimens...
  • Mel
    This book is classic seventies feminist sci-fi. It is also slow and meandering. It explores some interesting social issues. It is nothing special in my opinion, but it was a fun read. I liked the main character. Her name was Snake and she used….yep…you guessed it…snakes to heal people...
  • Nikki
    Received to review via NetgalleyIt’s been quite a while since I read this, and I remembered it fondly enough, so when it came up on Netgalley, I decided to request it and do a reread. I only gave it three stars the first time, which surprised me when I looked it up and saw the raft of awards it...

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