Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Profile: Margaret Atwood

"Atwood, a Canadian author with more than 30 books of fiction, short stories, poetry and literary critiques to her credit, has created a chilling vision. Even the precatastrophic world in Oryx and Crake is bleak -- fixated on physical perfection and longevity, with economic and intellectual disparities reminiscent of our own. Biotech is the tool of the elite, who live in tightly protected compounds. Everyone else remains on the outside."

Atwood is good. She can write science fiction better than many career SF writers. "Oryx" is on my list.