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The “MaddAddam Trilogy” by Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood’s “MaddAddam“, the final volume in same name trilogy (“Oryx and Crake” and “The Year of the Flood“) will be launched next month. Margaret Atwood (born on November 18th, 1939, in Ottawa, Canada)  is one of the best contemporary mainstream writers and speculative fiction authors, too.

For me, the science fiction label belongs on books with things in them that we can’t yet do…. speculative fiction means a work that employs the means already to hand and that takes place on Planet Earth“.  –  Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood’s novel, “MaddAddam”, the final book in her apocalyptic trilogy will be launched by UK’s Bloomsbury on 29th August.

“MaddAddam” will continue the story of the Crakers—a species bio-engineered to replace humans—who are the only survivors after a man-made plague has swept the earth.  According to the publisher, the book is “unpredictable, chilling and hilarious”, and takes the reader “further into a challenging dystopian world and holds up a skewed mirror to our own possible future”.

The book will be launched on 27th August in Canada (McClelland and Stewart), and on 3rd September in the US (Nan A. Talese).

“MaddAddam” trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw97w49Mi8w

“In the Wake of the Flood” : http://www.sphinxproductions.com/films/flood/

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Margaret Atwood’s novel “The Handmaid’s Tale(1985) received the first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987. The award is given for the best science fiction novel that was first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. It was also nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award, and the 1987 Prometheus Award, both science fiction awards.

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