DREAMSNAKE. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978. Octavo, printed red wrappers printed in black. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. Brief signed inscription dated 1979 by McIntyre on title page to "Dave." "The moving tale of a young healer trying to create humanity in a savage post-holocaust world. Stresses the power of love and compassion. Strong feminist themes, excellent characterization." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 252. "An expansion of the Nebula-winning short story 'Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand' (1973). A healer called Snake wanders a future Earth in search of an alien beastie which will assist her in the task of bringing succor to the sick and dying." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 109. "A convincing mixture of stoicism and sentimentality, rather highly strung." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-749. Winner of the 1978 Nebula and 1979 Hugo awards for best novel. A fine copy. An uncommon proof. Most, if not all proofs, lack a final page of text [page 313]. Some copies have 8 1/2 x 11 inch photocopied sheet printing pages 312-3 laid in; this copy lacks the photocopy. (#107655).