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GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: In Other Worlds by Margaret Atwood (want a copy?)

 

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October 11, 2011
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 know as "science fiction,” a relationship that has been lifelong, stretching from her days as a child reader in the 1940s, through her time as a graduate student at Harvard, where she worked on the Victorian ancestor of the form, and continuing as a writer and reviewer.  This book brings together her three heretofore unpublished Ellmann Lectures from 2010: "Flying Rabbits," which begins with Atwood's early  rabbit superhero creations, and goes on to speculate about masks, capes, weakling alter egos, and Things with Wings; "Burning Bushes," which follows her into Victorian otherlands and beyond; and "Dire Cartographies," which investigates Utopias and Dystopias.  In Other Worlds also includes some of Atwood's key reviews and thoughts about the form. Among those writers discussed are Marge Piercy, Rider Haggard, Ursula Le Guin, Ishiguro, Bryher, Huxley, and Jonathan Swift. She elucidates the differences (as she sees them) between "science fiction" proper, and "speculative fiction," as well as between "sword and sorcery/fantasy" and "slipstream fiction." For all readers who have loved The Handmaid's Tale, Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood, In Other Worlds is a must.


About the Author

MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been pub­lished in over thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, her nov­els include Cat’s Eye, shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, shortlisted for the 2003 Booker Prize; and her most recent, The Year of the Flood.

Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Nan A. Talese (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385533969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385533966
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MY THOUGHTS
REALLY LIKED IT

This is a collection of short stories, thoughts on other writers, and a few thoughts on her life mixed together in several essays.  I was a closet sci fi geek growing up and Margaret Atwood was one of the authors I loved to read.  You can find her influences on many young adult authors today, whether they want to admit it or not.  This read gives a bit more insight to her writing and her uneasy relationship with the science fiction community at large.  This is one of those books that you can easily pick up, read a chapter and come back for more later.  It would make a wonderful gift for any Atwood fan. 


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