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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood: | dobraemerytura.org: BooksOver the past two decades, she has specialised in retrospect. A novel set in the Victorian era, Alias Grace , was followed by The Blind Assassin which resurrected the s. Its subsequent makeover into a glitzy metropolis was reprised, with stylish wit and sulphurous drama, in The Robber Bride Like that book, this one unrolls a grim panorama of a fearsome future, intercut with…. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access.
Oryx and Crake
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Really fascinating. I'm also a sucker for Still trying to decide what I think about the book overall. I found the biological disaster entirely plausible, perhaps even likely at some point. The world-building was wonderfully well-done.
Oryx and Crake is a novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. She has described the novel as speculative fiction and adventure romance , rather than pure science fiction , because it does not deal with things "we can't yet do or begin to do",  yet goes beyond the amount of realism she associates with the novel form. The reader learns of his past, as a boy called Jimmy, and of genetic experimentation and pharmaceutical engineering that occurred under the purview of Jimmy's peer, Glenn "Crake". The book was first published by McClelland and Stewart. The novel focuses on a post-apocalyptic character called "Snowman", living near a group of primitive human-like creatures whom he calls Crakers. Flashbacks reveal that Snowman was once a boy named Jimmy who grew up in a world dominated by multinational corporations and privileged compounds for the families of their employees.