In Other Worlds

SF and the Human Imagination

Margaret Atwood,

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination
 

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A marvelous collection of wide-ranging essays from the bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments, exploring her lifelong relationship to science fiction—as a reader and as a writer

The ebook edition of this title contains over thirty additional, illuminating ebook-exclusive illustrations by the author


At a time when the borders between genres are increasingly porous, she maps the fertile crosscurrents of speculative and science fiction, utopias, dystopias, slipstream, and fantasy, musing on the age-old human impulse to imagine new worlds. She shares the evolution of her personal fascination with SF, from her childhood invention of a race of flying superhero rabbits to her graduate study of its Victorian antecedents to the creation of her own acclaimed novels.

Studded with appreciations of such influential writers as Marge Piercy, Ursula K. LeGuin, Kazuo Ishiguro, H. Rider Haggard, Aldous Huxley, H. G. Wells, and Jonathan Swift, In Other Worlds is as humorous and charming as it is insightful and provocative.

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