Category: Margaret Atwood

Better Read Millennials, Stephen King’s Ancestors, and a Piece of Writing You’ll Never See

Here’s a round-up of cool reading/writing news that I’ve come across recently and thought you’d enjoy too! According to a new Pew Research Center Study, as Slate reports, Millennials are better read than previous generations.  No real surprise that James Patterson is the top-earning writer — coming in at $94 million this past year — according…

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Myth, History, and Belief Systems

“Ancient myths precede histories and were once thought to be histories. They were thought to be true accounts of important matters.” ~Margaret Atwood, from “Burning Bushes” in In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination I’m part of a couple reading groups on Goodreads. Unfortunately, I can never seem to keep up with the novels…

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World Building

I’m working my way through Atwood’s The Year of the Flood. The interesting thing to look at is how she built her world. On one hand, she explains very little. She tosses the reader right into the midst of rakunks and a post-apocalyptic world. It’s not until much later that she explains about the genetic…

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Margaret Atwood and Origins

Part mentor post, part Origins Blogfest (this one’s a big ‘un…and how’s that? From no blogfests to two in three days!). In Other Worlds: Science Fiction and the Human Imagination, Atwood has a series of essays about how she came to write science fiction – or speculative fiction, depending on what definition you use – so…

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