Feminist sci-fi novel featuring psychic hunting animals written b/t 2001 and 2004?
May 18, 2009 2:12 PM   Subscribe

Feminist science fiction novel written between 2001 and 2004, featuring (IIRC) women with psychic connections to their hunting mount animals. I believe the title is a combination of a few letters at the beginning, then a three- or four-digit number, like NNN-####. What is the title?

Also, I think the novel starts with a flashback to an attempted rape. At the time, the book read to me like a bad fever dream, and I didn't finish it. Now I want to take another crack at it. I've scoured the Locus Mag title lists and other web resources; the closest thing I've found is The Kanshou but I'm pretty sure that's not it.
posted by cog_nate to Writing & Language (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Dreamsnake by Vonda MacIntyre, maybe (doesn't match your remembered title but I recommend it whenever I can because it's a great little book). Psychic connection to animals, yes but I don't recall them being hunting animals. I assume you've ruled out the Pern novels, which have psychic connection to hunting mounts as a central theme.
posted by nax at 3:03 PM on May 18, 2009

Ooops, both books way older. RTFP, nax.
posted by nax at 3:04 PM on May 18, 2009

Grass. Sheri Tepper. Not new at all, but it sounds like what you describe. A non-earth planet, Horse-like mounts, psychic connections. if it's not the book you're looking for, I recommend it anyway.
posted by theora55 at 3:44 PM on May 18, 2009

Seconding Grass by Sheri Tepper. I just reread this last month -- great book.
posted by Malla at 4:13 PM on May 18, 2009

I also immediately thought of Grass.
posted by OmieWise at 3:31 AM on May 19, 2009

Best answer: Pretty sure it's PDU-1 by Fred E. Potts. You should definitely finish reading it! It's awesome!!
(I think it first came out as a pdf. But now that I know there's a hardcopy, I'll be ordering it shortly.)
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 8:43 AM on May 19, 2009 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: That's it. I guess it was written just a bit earlier than I thought. Thank you, ObscureReferenceMan.
posted by cog_nate at 9:41 AM on May 19, 2009

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