by Vonda N. McIntyre

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ISBN-13: 9780553296594
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/1994
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.85(h) x 0.86(d)

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Dreamsnake 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Eurekas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Understated and beautiful! A poetic job of world-building , riveting.
Karlstar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a post-apocalyptic story of a young healer who heals by using snakes as carriers for biological agents. In societies of hunter-gatherers, she's the only healer. There are some surprising contrasts of technology and lack of technology. The book is mainly about her quest to remain a healer through difficult times, and an exploration of the world (is it earth, or not?) that remains after some long ago nuclear war. There are also those with technology, and contact with off-worlders, though that's not really a major part of the book. This is well written, though fairly simple, and it ends a bit quickly. A good, but not great book, overall.
bragan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story of a young healer who wanders through a long-post-apocalyptic world using genetically modified snakes to produce drugs and treat disease. The plot is a bit rambly and isn't in itself terribly exciting, at least not until the last hundred pages or so when things start to come together. But the small, gradual glimpses we get into this world and its people were enough to keep me interested. The whole healing-with-snakes thing is perhaps a bit difficult to swallow, but it works considerably better than I might have expected it to. I'm not sure if this is quite Hugo-caliber -- it won in 1979 -- but it is a nice, readable SF story with a well-rendered, believable female protagonist.
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I found this book highly engaging. Once I got started, I couldn't put it down. Though I think it's technically sci-fi, it reads more like fantasy. One perk (for me) was the fact that the protagonist is female.