October 7, 2011

If It's Realistic, It's Not Science Fiction

Margaret Atwood, io9

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Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake, publishes a new essay collection next week called In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination. Throughout her career, Atwood has questioned the idea of the science fiction genre, preferring that her books remain uncategorized. Now, at last, she has collected her thoughts on SF in one volume, explaining what she thinks science fiction is and why her novels about the future are not SF. We've got the introduction to In Other Words here, where Atwood offers a contrarian definition of science fiction.

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