I first encountered Atwood’s work in a college class called “Post-collapse and Postapocalyptic fiction.” Out of the eight books assigned in the course, three were Atwood’s! While that reflects my professor’s utter devotion to her writing, it’s also a testament to the vast array of issues and themes that she explores in her body of work — no single novel could tell the full story of her contribution to the dystopian/postapocalyptic fiction genre.
The MaddAddam trilogy, which just came to an end a few months ago with MADDADDAM, shows how man-made environmental cataclysms can cause unimaginable devastation and wipe out the social order as we know it. With her brilliant cautionary tales, Atwood imagines what could be if present social and environmental problems spiraled out of control, unattended. This is postapocalyptic writers’ hardest task — acting as our internal barometers.
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