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Oryx and Crake

by Margaret Atwood

I have always been a fan of Margaret Atwood, but this book is a new departure for her. Atwood famously resists the 'science fiction' label, but in truth this book encapsulates all that is best in the sort of thoughtful science fiction I like to read.

The book is set in the not-too-distant future, in a divided world with gated communities for a privileged few - until that world is devastated by an initially unnamed apocalypse. Challenges you to think about the way our world is moving, but doesn't ram its message down your throat.

Suggested by Kat-WWJ, Buckinghamshire

Tagged with: challenging thought-provoking

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