We had to the opportunity to ask Margaret Atwood about the inspiration behind her latest book The Heart Goes Last, and what she took personally from writing the book.Read More
Award-winning speculative fiction author Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, MaddAddam) Answered a round of questions from Reddit.com users today. Here’s some of what we learned! (Note: Reddit user questions in bold type. Atwood’s answers immediately following.)
She doesn’t consider herself a humanist:
I’ve read that the American Humanist Association named you Humanist of the [...]
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 [...]Read More
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.Read More
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 [...]
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 [...]Read More
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 [...]
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 [...]
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:Read More