A haunting story of an extraordinary woman on a dangerous quest in a far-future post-apocalyptic world. Snake travels the land with her serpents, the rattlesnake Sand, the cobra Mist and the rare alien dreamsnake called Grass, whose bite can ease the fear and pain of death. But the blasted landscape of a far-future post-holocaust Earth is a dangerous place, even for such a highly regarded elite healer . . . especially when an unexpected death sends her on a desperate quest to reclaim her healing powers. Dreamsnake, winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards, is back in print at last.
Can she find the courage to defy a king? In seventeenth-century France, Louis XIV rules with flamboyantambition. From the Hall of Mirrors to the vermin-infested attics of the Chateauat Versailles, courtiers compete to please the king, sacrificing fortune,principles and sacred bonds. Here, Marie-Josephe de la Croix looks forward to assisting herbrother, Yves, in the scientific study of the rare sea monster he has captured.But when Marie-Josephe makes adiscovery about the sea creature that threatens all her brother, the courtiersand the King understand, it is left to her to defy the institutions that powerher world. But in the decadent court of KingLouis, where morality is skewed and corruption reigns - will anyone listen to asingle voice? Somehow, she must find the courage to follow her heart andher convictions - even at the cost of changing her life forever.