Vonda N. McIntyre

Vonda N. McIntyre was an American science fiction author known for her novel 'Dreamsnake' which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. She also wrote several Star Trek novels and was a prominent figure in the science fiction community.


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  1. 1. Dreamsnake

    In a post-apocalyptic world where technology has regressed and healing is often done through natural means, a healer embarks on a quest to replace her rare and valuable dreamsnake, a creature used in her healing practices that was tragically killed. Throughout her journey, she encounters various communities and individuals, each with their own customs and challenges, while confronting the prejudices and superstitions surrounding her profession. As she navigates this fragmented society, the healer must overcome personal and external obstacles to find a new dreamsnake and continue her vital work of healing and helping others.

    The 7936th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Moon and the Sun

    Set in the court of Louis XIV, the story blends historical fiction with elements of fantasy as it follows a young woman who serves as the king's natural philosopher. Tasked with studying a sea creature captured by the king, believed to be a mermaid, she discovers its intelligence and humanity, challenging the prevailing views of her time. As she forms a bond with the creature, she must navigate the treacherous waters of court intrigue and scientific discovery, while confronting ethical dilemmas about the treatment of sentient beings and the pursuit of knowledge at any cost. The novel explores themes of power, gender, and the clash between science and superstition.

    The 9586th Greatest Book of All Time