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In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination (Paperback)
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In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination (Paperback)

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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

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844087556
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 194 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 19 mm

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“Brilliant, full of interesting thoughts and ideas”

What are stories? Why do we have them and where do they come from?

Part memoir, part thesis, part writing guide, Atwood considers how story and myth are linked to culture, society, to our hopes and fears, our world... More

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