Margaret Atwood

It Runs In the Family: Literary Bloodlines

We all know of the Brontë sisters, the brothers Grimm and husband/wife literary powerhouses like the Shelleys and Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, but that barely scratches the surface when it comes to writers with family connections. These family trees ooze literary DNA like sap, and while some of these spouses, siblings and multi-gen lines… Read More »

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Cli-Fi: An Introduction

Have you read any recent Margaret Atwood or Neal Stevenson? If you have then there’s a good chance you’ve encountered Climate-Fiction, or Cli-Fi, a genre you may not have even known exists. Art and literature have always acted as both barometers and mirrors for great world events and changes, measuring impact and reflecting those changes… Read More »

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Read and Watch: Fantasy and Sci Fi Epics

You might have heard about Esquire’s new Beowulf series, or of SyFy and Showcase’s adaptation of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, the latest additions in the recent stream of popular TV series and movies based on epic fantasy and/or science fiction books. If you have yet to read either works and are interested in doing so before… Read More »

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Book Bites: News and Views for November 20

The end of the year “Best of” lists are pouring in, and this week we see picks from The Washington Post, which merged fiction and non-fiction to come up with ten must-reads from 2015: Between the World and Me — Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Flags: The World of ISIS — Joby Warrick The Book of Aron — Jim Shepard Destiny… Read More »

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