(#111116) DREAMSNAKE. Vonda N. McIntyre.

DREAMSNAKE. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978. Octavo, printed red wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. "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 has the photocopy. (#111116).

Price: $750.00

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