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Dreamsnake By Vonda N. McIntyre George Underwood,

  • Title: Dreamsnake
  • Author: Vonda N. McIntyre George Underwood
  • ISBN: 9780330258630
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In a world devastated by nuclear holocaust, Snake is a healer One of an elite band dedicated to caring for sick humanity, she goes wherever her skills are needed.With her she takes the three deadly reptiles through which her cures are accomplished a cobra, a rattlesnake, and a snake called Grass a creature with the power to induce benign dreams, to smooth the path betwIn a world devastated by nuclear holocaust, Snake is a healer One of an elite band dedicated to caring for sick humanity, she goes wherever her skills are needed.With her she takes the three deadly reptiles through which her cures are accomplished a cobra, a rattlesnake, and a snake called Grass a creature with the power to induce benign dreams, to smooth the path between life and death.Rare and valuable is the dreamsnake When Grass is wantonly slain, Snake must journey across perilous landscapes to find another to take its place
    Dreamsnake In a world devastated by nuclear holocaust Snake is a healer One of an elite band dedicated to caring for sick humanity she goes wherever her skills are needed With her she takes the three deadly re

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    1. 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 thoughtful adventure, a quest led by a mature and confident heroine, Snake I love her as a character she knows who she is, she is good at what she does, and she is comfortable in her own skin I also love [...]

    2. 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 turpitude waiting for an oddly naive young woman to come straighten them out with good sense and her trusty snakes You see, snakes are used as drug dispensers in the future, and the woman who s also named Sn [...]

    3. 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 she served killed her dreamsnake and wrecked her career for dreamsnakes were dreadfully rare, and Center would not grant her another Snake s only hope was to find a new dreamsnake and on her quest, she [...]

    4. 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 dimensional and also somewhat MSish , a lot of the plot details , yet do others very well descriptive prose setting and its exploration, some of the emotional stuff Sort of like a less good Ursula Le Guin novel [...]

    5. 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, female healer called Snake within her probationary year The eponymous Dreamsnakes are one of three kinds of snakes that healers in this setting use They are irreplacable, because they rarely reproduce [...]

    6. 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 got Nebula, Hugo, Tiptree nomination, National Book Award finalist I remembered it being quite like The Steerswoman in the narrative style, in the capable heroine I remembered that the background of the st [...]

    7. Snake is a healer on her proving year, travelling the vaguely post apocalyptic landscape there s always a vague apocalypse to treat illness and injury using the venom of her snakes, but when her dreamsnake is killed she must find a new source for the extremely rare creature or she will no longer be able to work as a healer.This reads like an Anne McCaffrey book, except with restraint It s melodramatic the girl s name is Snake only three other healers have ever been given that name she rides a t [...]

    8. 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 p you guessed it snakes to heal people Scary snakes Cobras and rattlers and snakes that I personally do not want anywhere near me She was pretty tough and knew what she wanted She had a few annoying moments, but was mostly a pretty good lead character view spoi [...]

    9. 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 about healing and remembering.

    10. 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 since most folks took it for fantasy In fact Dreamsnake reads like a classic western, and it s only the brief details mentions of genetic engineering, craters of atomic bombs, collapsed domes of alien spacecrafts, [...]

    11. My overall impression is that this in an interesting book, but I really want it to be the first in a series The reason for that is because there are so many issues that are alluded to but not really explored If there s a later book in which these aspects are fully developed, then, cool, I liked this a lot If not, well, then, there s a lot of promise that is just left to wither out on the blasted nuclear desert of this future Earth I presume Earth it s suggested, but I suppose not explicitly sai [...]

    12. 4 stars I really liked it.This novel has a strange format There s no real main story arc, but rather many smaller stories of Snake traveling, healing, and having adventures This didn t bother me at all, since I liked Snake and enjoyed her wandering The other characters were enjoyable as well Despite being a very old school SF novel, it still felt fresh to me.My first McIntyre, but I hope to read others

    13. Having just finished the hugly disappointingThe Vor Game in my quest to read all the Hugo winners, this was a welcome breath of fresh air.It was controversial in its day but probably not so much now , with its polyandrous and polygynous why does my computer s dictionary accept the former, but not the latter family relationships, people who have sex for fun, and a female lead who enjoys male companionship but doesn t need it.Apparently, it rubbed some readers the wrong way that in a quest story s [...]

    14. Nutshell oneiromancer replaces plot significant serpent, then celebrates by screwing some wasteland mutants.Has a piece of Tehanu insofar as key relationship in the story is female protagonist and adopted girl, who is a victim of a sexual offense.Likewise has a piece of This Immortal, The Einstein Intersection, or A Canticle for Leibowitz to the extent that it is set in a nuclear wasteland, has some spacefarers or aliens, is contaminated by mutants, and follows a peregrinating protagonist It s t [...]

    15. So hard to review a book that I loved so much as a teenager, and still read through rose coloured glasses And again with the crossover although this reads very much like high fantasy, and that s what you d probably think it was from the blurb, it s really a far future post apocalyptic sci fi It s also super typical seventies feminist fiction for both the good and the bad that brings Snake, the protagonist, is a healer, using a curious mixture of what at first glance seems like shamanistic snake [...]

    16. 2016 Reading Challenge Un libro protagonizado por un personaje con mi profesi nEsta historia transcurre en un mundo postapocal ptico presumo que la Tierra tras un desastre nuclear del que se dan pocos detalles y en el que Serpiente, nuestra protagonista, tendr que sobrevivir Su oficio como sanadora depende de sus tres serpientes Susurro, Sombra y Silencio , pero tras la p rdida de una de ellas deber encontrar el modo de reemplazarla El problema est en la escasez de serpientes del sue o que hay, [...]

    17. In Dreamsnake, Vonda McIntyre tells a captivating and moving story about a healer, Snake, and her quest to find a new dreamsnake after the death of her first, Grass Along the way, she meets a man, adopts a young girl, travels great distances, and overcomes many hardships, physical and emotional She proves herself to be honorable, strong, wise, and the kind of character a reader can really care about The relationship that develops between Snake and Melissa, the young girl she adopts, is deep and [...]

    18. I wouldn t have read Dreamsnake without one of my groups on GR reading it, I think It s not something I would ve come across otherwise, but I m glad I did It reminded me, in tone, of The Steerswoman Rosemary Kirstein , and like The Steerswoman, it has a mature female main character who gets done whatever needs to be got done in her field, without too much fear of outsiders.I liked the world built up in glimpses, here way post apocalyptic event, a whole different sort of living the hints of fear [...]

    19. I was worried that I might have thought this early SF dystopia might have not held up so well after nearly 40 years of a never ending stream of them, but considering that I recently watched some early Mad Max films, I m all good We have to place these things in their time.After all, where else are you going to get a surprisingly deep character and women s study dystopian future that includes aliens, nearly Bene Gesserit healers, the depths of adoption and justice, and a woman who embodies the sy [...]

    20. Vonda K McIntyre s picture of a healer, who heals with snakes in a dystopian world All I can say is that this will remain one of my most favorite book for the rest of my life I spent so much in tears but they were good, honest tears, I was moved because the writing is exquisite.

    21. Absorbing story set in a well realized world The tale of one lone woman travelling through a harsh land and cultures differentiated by different levels awareness of technology I really appreciated how little info dump exposition there is in this book Everything arises from characters interacting with one another, a seemingly off hand description here and there with no particular fanfare These seem like genuine thoughts and actions from people who LIVE in their world, with entire lives knowledge [...]

    22. I enjoyed this post apocalyptic journey with Snake as she travels a dangerous desert in search of a new dreamsnake.This book is certainly not for herpetophobics fear of snakes but I thought the Healer profession as presented in this book was very interesting In our own world, snake venom is used to create antivenom but the slight twist McIntyre puts on this is great It would have been great to learn a bit about the healers and their science, but I could tell that isn t the type of book McIntyre [...]

    23. As I re read this novel, the House GOP is currently attempting to defund the Affordable Care Act an action that, if they are successful, would restrict access to health care for millions of Americans So, I can t help but think of the themes of this book in terms of the current political debate The concerns McIntyre raises in this novel over thirty years ago access to health care, the hoarding of important resources by a privileged few remain as poignant today as they did then It seems we haven t [...]

    24. 3.5 stars, rounded up.Well, this was fun in a slightly cheesy 1970s way Dreamsnake is set in a future post apocalyptic landscape, but it reads like fantasy It was hopeful and upbeat than most such tales, and I enjoyed that about it I like snakes, and I liked that they were used in healing work in this story And the key to breading the dreamsnakes was fascinating and delightful I really couldn t buy the romance aspect of the story, though, it just felt too contrived I listened to the audiobook [...]

    25. My major 2016 reading goal is to read all the Hugo award for best novel winning books There are currently 64 books in this category I would like to say this was an original goal, but the truth is my friend Spoltz over here started it way before me I have decided to accept the challenge he laid down Sixty four books sounds like a lot but I have already read 18 of them previously Many of these already read books were ones I picked up and randomly read before I knew anything about the Hugo s or wha [...]

    26. Vonda McIntyre on yksi lempikirjailijoistani Unik rme on ydinkatastrofin j lkeiseen maailmaan sijoittuva tarina parantaja K rmeest , joka kulkee tiikerijuovaisella ponillaan yhdyskunnasta toiseen ja auttaa sairaita ja niit kin, jotka ovat avun ulottumattomissa Apunaan h nell on jalostetut k rmeet ja seerumit, joiden avulla myrkyt saadaan toimimaan l kkeiden ja rokotteiden tavoin Kirja alkaa, kun K rme hoitaa syrj isess autiomaaklaanissa sairasta lasta Lapsella on suuri kasvain vatsassaan K rme v [...]

    27. I was a Vonda McIntyre fan before I read this book Diana Gabaldon, at the beginning of one of the Outlander books, mentions Vonda McIntyre s book The Moon and the Sun and I decided to check it out It was an amazing book about the court of Louis XIV at Versailles and a mermaid creature that is caught and brought there to live in one of the fountains It was a wonderful book that I have already reviewed here Recently, for my Young Adult Lit class, I saw we were reading a short story called Of Mist, [...]

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