Dreamsnake – Vonda N. McIntyre

Dreamsnake / Vonda N. McIntyre / sci-fi (Classic)

Author: Vonda N. McIntyre

Vonda Neel McIntyre (August 28, 1948 – April 1, 2019)


to pontificate

‘Dreamsnake’ is a truly remarkable science fiction novel, with the protagonist Snake at its captivating center.

What I found most impressive was the fact that the main character is a woman. In the traditionally male-dominated realm of science fiction, this subversion of the typical “heroic quest” narrative is truly refreshing.

Check the Wikipedia.

 Hugo Nebula Locus Award Triple Crown Op.

Dreamsnake is a 1978 science fiction novel by American writer Vonda N. McIntyre. It is an expansion of her 1973 novelette “Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand“, for which she won her first Nebula Award in 1974.


Keyword: Feminist Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction


Expanding the Pontificate:

Furthermore, the ambiguous treatment of the characters’ gender identities was fascinating. By avoiding the use of overt gender pronouns, the author allows the reader to engage with the characters on a deeper level, free from the constraints of preconceived notions.

But what I found most compelling about Snake was her remarkable strength and self-sufficiency. She is no mere “heroine” – rather, she is a multifaceted, complex protagonist who steadfastly upholds her own beliefs while deftly navigating the challenges she faces. She moves with a grace and power that is truly inspiring.

Overall, ‘Dreamsnake’ is a groundbreaking work that challenges traditional gender norms. As a female reader, I was deeply moved by the novel’s ability to showcase the rich potential of science fiction told from a woman’s perspective. It is a truly captivating and empowering read.

On ‘Dreamsnake

Kurumi @Reeton AI ✍️






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