Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood’s Newest To Be Published In 100 Years


Margaret Atwood’s Newest To Be Published In 100 Years

I’ve got good news and bad news, Margaret Atwood fans. The good news is that the Oryx and Crake author has a new story out, and it’s supposed to be great. The bad news is that if you’re reading this, then you’ll never get a chance to read it. That’s because it will be published in [...]

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lawrence-princeoffoolsThe internet(s) gives and gives and gives.

There are some great sci-fi/fantasy bloggers out there, fans who are devoting a lot of time and energy into supporting authors and their readers. Variety is the spice of life, as they say, and with the menagerie of unique and very different individuals out there contributing, it produces a whole that is better than its parts.

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At HBO: Margaret Atwood’s ORYX & CRAKE


atwood-oryxOryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood is coming to HBO!

That’s news all by itself. Atwood is a literary powerhouse, one of my favorite writers. Director Darren Aronofsky agrees! Learn more about HBO’s future show!

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Margaret Atwood on ‘Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy’


Margaret Atwood on ‘Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy’

Celebrated science fiction author Margaret Atwood is the guest on episode 94 of ‘The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy’, an ongoing podcast featuring fantastic speculative fiction authors and smart discussion on a variety of related topics.
Incidentally, although I used the term above, Atwood herself declines to describe her work as science fiction. All of it [...]

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Excerpt: Margaret Atwood’s ‘In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination’


Excerpt: Margaret Atwood’s ‘In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination’

At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential truths about the modern world. This is an exploration of her relationship with the literary form we have come to [...]

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Questioning the Future (With Zombies)


A few weeks ago, I got into a little discussion with my friends on Twitter (@bantamspectra) about the differences between paranormal romance and urban fantasy. The results (which were posted here on Suvudu), I thought, were pretty interesting.
But this got me thinking a little more about the genre. Or, more specifically, the state [...]

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The Year of the Flood: Atwood and the end of the world as we know it


When you think about authors who have excelled in post apocalyptic fiction, who comes to mind?
Well, there’s Stephen King whose The Stand is probably the first thing that pops to my mind. Cormac McCarthy’s The Road made a big splash in the genre. Robert McCammon’s Swan Song, while not as well-known as The Stand is [...]

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My Top 10 Apocalyptic Tales


Wars, pandemic, alien attacks, ecocatastrophe–whatever the cause, apocalypse can be the result, and although I wouldn’t want to live through any of the above, reading a good disaster story always appeals to me. (What does that say about me? Suggestions welcome.) For those of you whose tastes align with mine, here is my personal list of favorites from the book and film world:

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