(#168173) DREAMSNAKE. Vonda N. McIntyre.

DREAMSNAKE. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with inscription by McIntyre signed "Vonda" to "Dena [probably Dena Brown] on the title page. "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 in fine first state dust jacket (priced $8.95) with mild rubbing to lower spine end. (#168173).

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First printing has code "S 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.