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    • ISBN:9780748126385
    • Publication date:20 Oct 2011

In Other Worlds

SF and the Human Imagination

By Margaret Atwood

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

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

Biographical Notes

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.

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  • ISBN: 9781844087556
  • Publication date: 04 Oct 2012
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Virago
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
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