A haunting story of an extraordinary woman on a dangerous quest in a far-future post-apocalyptic world.
Snake travels the land with her serpents, the rattlesnake Sand, the cobra Mist and the rare alien dreamsnake called Grass, whose bite can ease the fear and pain of death.
But the blasted landscape of a far-future post-holocaust Earth is a dangerous place, even for such a highly regarded elite healer . . . especially when an unexpected death sends her on a desperate quest to reclaim her healing powers.
Dreamsnake, winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards, is back in print at last.
An accomplished, compelling work - challengingdestiny.com
This is a book like a mountain stream - fast, clean, clear, exciting, beautiful - Ursula K. Le Guin
A splendid tale, combining the sensitivity and attention to mood of the new generation of SF writers with a gripping and well-worked-out adventure - Publishers Weekly
It's a haunting, rich, and tender novel that explores the human side of science fiction in a manner that's all too uncommon. The world it creates is vivid and fascinating, and Snake is a marvellously well realized character - Roger Zelazny
Vonda N. McIntyre (1948-2019), a highly acclaimed writer of science fiction and fantasy, was born in Kentucky. In her early life she lived in the Netherlands and Poland before settling in Seattle. As well as writing, she worked as a biologist in the field of genetics. She won her first Nebula Award for the novelette that became part of Dreamsnake; the novel itself won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. In addition she wrote a number of Star Trek and Star Wars novels and novelisations (she was responsible for giving Sulu his first name!) as well as several volumes of stories. Her historical fantasy The Moon and the Sun, set in the court of King Louis XIV of France, was made into the film The King's Daughter, starring Fan Bingbing and Pierce Brosnan as the Sun King. The Vonda N. McIntyre Memorial Scholarship has been established to enable women writers and writers of colour to attend the Clarion West Writers Workshop.