In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood

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February 2012, no. 338
Melinda Harvey reviews 'In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination' by Margaret Atwood

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination

by Margaret Atwood

Virago, $40 hb, 272 pp, 9781844087112

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood

Reviewed by
February 2012, no. 338

As contemporary author fan bases go, Margaret Atwood’s must be among the broadest. She is read at crèches, on university campuses, and in nursing homes. Feminists, birders, and would-be writers jostle to see her perform at literary festivals. Yet despite an Arthur C. Clarke Award and, in her own words, ‘three full-length fictions that nobody would ever class as sociological realism’, she has had a rather more rocky time of it with science fiction enthusiasts.

Melinda Harvey reviews 'In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination' by Margaret Atwood

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination

by Margaret Atwood

Virago, $40 hb, 272 pp, 9781844087112

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