📚 Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre

26/2022 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Neat tale of a woman traveling across a far-future post-apocalyptic earth, healing others with the help of her snakes while searching for an alien snake to assist her, and finding more people to help along the way. Adventuresome, but quiet, with some interesting hints at the wider world that go unanswered as the story unfolds. Really enjoyed the (somewhat groundbreaking at the time, apparently) feminist reworking of the hero’s journey, where conflict is solved by caring and healing rather than combat.

Michael holding Dreamsnake

This entry was published 3 years ago. Since that time the information may have become outdated or my beliefs may have changed. I strive to grow as a person as I age, and I likely posted things in the past that I wouldn't post today in the same way or at all. In general, assume I've moved politically leftward as time has gone by.

📚 sixty-two of 2019: Enterprise, by Vonda N. McIntyre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

An earlier look at Kirk’s first mission after talking command of the Enterprise. Very different characterizations of the crew—and the Klingons—than what we now know…but then, it was 1986. 🖖