1st UK edition, INSCRIBED, slightly bumped, Near Fine in Very Good DJ with edgewear. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: They summon and she travels: Snake, the healer. Through the blasted landscape of a post-holocaust world, she carries her three serpents. From the venom of two, she distills her medicines; but it is the third, the alien dreamsnake--whose bite can ease the fear and pain of death--that is the most valued. When the dreamsnake is killed by those she has come to help, her powers as a healer are all but lost. Her only hope now lies in the treacherous journey to far-off Center City, where Snake will be pursued by two implacable followers: one driven mad by love, the other by fear and need.
About the Author: Vonda Neel McIntyre, US writer and geneticist, is one of the earliest successful graduates of the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop, which she attended in 1970. She began to publish science fiction with "Only at Night" in Clarion (1971 anthology), and gained prominence with "Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand" (1973) which won a Nebula for Best Novelette and served as the initial section of Dreamsnake (1978), which won both a Nebula and a Hugo award.
She has been on the New York Times bestseller list five times, most recently for her novel STAR WARS: The Crystal Star. She has penned stories for the Star Trek enterprise as well, both in paperback novels and films, contributing to Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan; Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. There are more than four million copies of her books in print. Ms. McIntyre lives in Seattle
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st UK Edition.
Book Description Gollancz, 1978. Condition: Good. Little wear to boards. Content clean and bright with light pencil mark to blank page and light toning to closed page ends.DJ has little tear to lower spine end and light toning. Seller Inventory # 9999-9992444064
Book Description Victor Gollancz, London, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition Ex Library Usual Markings. minimal wear to this copy. internally clean. Seller Inventory # 063877
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR008869218
Book Description Gollancz, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1978 GOLLANCZ hardback First edition; very good clean tight binding in very good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # ABE-5949645376
Book Description Gollancz, London, 1978. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 313 pages. 420 grams. Gollancz Yellow Jacket. This book is in good ex-library condition with associated markings and attachments and wear commensurate with previous use. The dust jacket is in good condition currently enclosed in clear library protective cover. 'In a world devastated by nuclear warfare, Snake, a healer - one of a small elite dedicated to caring for sick humanity goes wherever her skills are needed. With her she takes the three deadly reptiles through which her cures are effected: a cobra, a rattlesnake and Grass, a small snake with the power of inducing benign dreams and also, if needs be, of smoothing the path between life and death. These dreamsnakes can be bred only with great difficulty, and it is a privilege to be entrusted with one; so when Grass is wantonly killed Snake vows to find another one to take its place. Her search leads her to the city beneath the mountain, where, so she has heard, the offworlders can find dreamsnakes; but here she is harshly repulsed. Next she embarks on a still more perilous journey, herself pursued not only by a malign shadow of whose presence she can never be certain, but also by the man who loves her. To read this tale is an enthralling experience. A novel of great compassion and humanity - but also the work of a born story-teller - it is not surprising that Ursula Le Guin writes of it: " A book like a mountain stream - fast, clean, clear, exciting, beautiful". 8vo - over 7Â¾" - 9Â¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction, Modern First Editions.; Science Fiction. ISBN: 0575024801. ISBN/EAN: 9780575024809. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 000995. Seller Inventory # 000995