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In God We Trust?

Writing about her The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood explains in “Writing Utopia”:

Dystopias are often more like dire warnings than satires, dark shadows cast by the present into the future.

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Religion as Technology in Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood

This piece contains spoilers.

Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood poses a disturbing conflict between humans and the Earth, exploring an issue that is pressing both globally and in North America today. 923 more words

Science Fiction

There’s a lack of self-confidence that gets instilled very early in many young girls, before writing is even seen as a possibility. You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer, an almost physical nerve, the kind you need to walk a log across a river.

–Margaret Atwood


Book review: Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger

Is the house haunted, or is it the family? Are events caused by the adolescent maid? Could it be the doctor? Might it all be a sheer coincidence of events and bad luck? 874 more words


We've Brought About Change!

Remember just one week ago when I wrote about the new Clean Reader app that basically censors one’s books? If not, you can read that post… 284 more words

Ted Shaw's Artbeat: Book of Negroes author coming to Windsor

Lawrence Hill, the award-winning author of The Book of Negroes, will accompany Margaret Atwood at the annual Pelee Island Bird Observatory fundraiser at Beachgrove Country Club, May 6. 363 more words