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Dreamsnake

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Found a review of Dreamsnake(by Vonda McIntyre) by Ursula LeGuin via sartorias (Sherwood Smith). I immediately wanted to reread Dreamsnake and went upstairs to see if I indeed had a copy, as I thought I did.

And I did! Bought in 1980, from my meager student income. I also remember reading the short story this was based on before, though I can't remember where. There was a Dutch publisher who regularly published transaltions of anthologies of Nebula and Hugo winners, and my home town library bought some.

So, off I go to reread that wonderful, wonderful book, triggered by LeGuin's great review. I wonder if I still like it the way I did as a teen, or will my appreciation have changed?

Do you remember the book? Or own it? Speak up!
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On June 17th, 2011 10:21 am (UTC), triciasullivan commented:
I loved that book! And the story. Unforgettable.
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On June 17th, 2011 10:31 am (UTC), bnbalder replied:
It really is! I just took a peek at the first pages and so much of it is already coming back to mind...
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On June 18th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC), lordshiva commented:
I remember the book and the short story. I haven't read it in an age, but it was pretty brilliant as I recall.
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On June 18th, 2011 06:54 am (UTC), bnbalder replied:
I might have known you would! I'm rereading it now, and it's still quietly brilliant. And as always when a perceptive person shines their light on it, I see new things to delight me. Not many 30-year old sff books can still dazzle me - apart from LeGuin's, of course...
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On June 18th, 2011 11:53 am (UTC), meko00 commented:
I haven't read it, but I remember really liking The Moon and the Sun set at Versailles around Louis XIV. Maybe I should look into more of her books...
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On June 18th, 2011 11:59 am (UTC), bnbalder replied:
While I liked The Moon and the Sun, I think Dreamsnake and Snow Queen are much better and more powerful, certainly for that time.

Good to see you around, btw!
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On June 18th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC), bnbalder replied:
Oopsie. Snow Queen is not by her, but Joan D. Vinge. My bad!
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On June 18th, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC), ayinhara commented:
I never heard of the story. Usually I avoid post apocalyptic themes, but I will try this one. My local library has it marked as in repair, so I reserved it.
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