Publish date: 1979
Publisher: Elmar Science Fiction
Pages no: 312
Edition language: Dutch
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, 20th Century
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
So hard to review a book that I loved so much as a teenager, and still read through rose-coloured glasses. And again with the crossover - although this reads very much like high fantasy, and that's what you'd probably think it was from the blurb, it's really a far-future post-apocalyptic sci-fi. ...
The cover below is the edition of "Dreamsnake" that snagged my attention back in 1980. The graphics were original and intriguing. Winning the Hugo AND the Nebula awards placed it alongside "Dune ", "The Left Hand of Darkness", "Ringworld " and "The Dispossessed " all by authors I knew well. Yet I ha...
4 of 5! It's science-fiction, all right. But the technological drive is less expressive and challenging. if after reading a sci-fi book a boy/girl doesn't become inclined into physics, chemistry or biology (of course, one can list humanitarian sciences too) the book is more fiction than SCIENCE fict...
They called the healer Snake, and she bore the name proudly, for the medicine she distilled from the venom of the viper she carried with her was a potent cure; and the soothing power of her other companion, the alien dreamsnake, banished fear. But the primitive ignorance of those she served killed h...
This 1978 novel won both the Nebula and Hugo Award for Best Novel in its year, which puts it in very select company with Herbert's Dune, Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, Card's Ender's Game--less than a couple of dozen in all. And no, I wouldn't think it quite belongs in su...
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