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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa, Canada on November 18, 1939. Atwood is a poet, science fiction writer, novelist, literary critic and environmental activist. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize on five occasions. Atwood won the Booker prize in 2000 with The Blind Assassin. In 1987, Atwood was named Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association. The Handmaid's Tale won the first Arthur C Clarke Award in 1987, although Atwood would rather call her book 'speculative fiction'. She argues that the difference between science fiction and speculative fiction is that 'science fiction has monsters and spaceships, speculative fiction could really happen' Philip K Dick would go further and say that science fiction is about things that 'could happen' and that 'monsters etc' could be consigned to adventure stories. Miriam Allen deFord puts it succintly when she says "Science Fiction deals with improbable possibilities, fantasy with plausible impossibilities". Atwood has compiled the New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English (1983). Margaret Atwood has received many honorary degrees including Doctor of Literature from the National University of Ireland, Galway, the Royal Military College of Canada, as well as Oxford University, Cambridge University and the Sorbonne.

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Oryx and Crake

The Handmaid's Tale

Life Before Man

Cat's Eye

Oryx and Crake

Picture of Phaze Doubt Book Cover

Book Review:

The dual worlds of magic and science are threatened by a trrifying species of beings. Only two special children- Nepe and Flach, will dare to fight back, by befriending the enemy.

Book Condition:
Some creasing and wear to covers and buckling Good Reader
Ace Paperback 1991 Reprint
Book Weight: 184g

Book Type:
Science Fiction Novel
ISBN 0441662633

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About Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale

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Book Review:

Offred is allowed only one function to breed. If she strays outside the law she will be hanged or left out to die of radiation sickness. But she is desireous of difference and is willing to take the chance.

Book Condition:
Virago Paperback Flyleaf missing otherwise Good Copy 245g
Virago Paperback
Book Weight: 245g

Book Type:
Science Fiction Novel
ISBN 0860688666

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About Margaret Atwood

Life Before Man

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Book Review:

Two couples who are intertwined in more ways than they would like are going through problems.

Book Condition:
Slight wear to covers Good Copy
Fawcett Paperback 1979
Book Weight: 210g

Book Type:
Literary Fiction Novel
ISBN 0449213773

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About Margaret Atwood

Cat's Eye

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Book Review:

Elaine Risley returns to Toronto to find herself overwhealmed by her past. Memories of her childhood resurface unrelentlessly forcing her to confront her adversaries.

Book Condition:
Slight wear to covers otherwise Good Copy 355g
Virago Paperback 2000 Reprint
Book Weight: 355g

Book Type:
Fiction Novel
ISBN18 53811262

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