In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination

Author(s): Margaret Atwood

Sci-Fi & Fantasy | On Literature & Books

From the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace

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Rabbit superheroes. A theory of masks and capes. Victorian otherlands.


From her 1940s childhood to her time at Harvard, Margaret Atwood has always been fascinated with SF. In 2010, she delivered a lecture series at Emory University called 'In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination.' This book is the result of those lectures. It includes essays on Ursula Le Guin and H G Wells, her interesting distinction between 'science fiction proper' and 'speculative fiction', and the letter which she wrote to the school which tried to ban The Handmaid's Tale.


 


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'Spooky . . . wild' - Telegraph


'Elegant and witty' - Guardian


'Eminently readable and accessible . . . The lectures are insightful and cogently argued with a neat comic turn of phrase . . . Her enthusiasm and level of intellectual engagement are second to none' - Financial Times


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Margaret Atwood's fascinating account of her lifelong relationship with science and speculative fiction.

Eminently readable and accessible ... The lectures are insightful and cogently argued with a neat comic turn of phrase ... Her enthusiasm and level of intellectual engagement are second to none -- James Lovegrove Financial Times

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty works, including fiction, poetry and critical essays, and her books have been published in over thirty-five countries. She has won many literary awards and prizes. She lives in Canada.

General Fields

  • : 9781844087556
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Virago Press
  • : 0.194
  • : August 2012
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Margaret Atwood
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 808.83876
  • : 272