Dreamsnake is a 1978science fiction novel written by Vonda McIntyre. Dreamsnake won the 1979 Hugo Award, the 1978 Nebula Award, and the 1979 Locus Award. The novel follows a healer on a journey while she seeks to replace one of her healer snakes. Nuclear war, biotechnology, alternate sex patterns, and other-worldly tribalism put in appearances. See also: 1977 in literature, other events of 1978, 1979 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Vonda Neel McIntyre (born Louisville, Kentucky in 1948) is a science fiction author. ... Winners of the Hugo Award for best novel. ... Winners of the Nebula Award for Best Novel. ... The Locus Awards are presented to winners of Locus Magazines annual readers poll, which was established in the early 70s specifically to provide recommendations and suggestions to Hugo Awards voters. ... Mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion. ... Biotechnology is a technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ...
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