Margaret Atwood on Writing Follow-up to Oryx and Crake and Year of the Flood

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The first two in Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy.

Face red and head down I shamefully admit I didn’t know that Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and Year of the Flood were part of a trilogy. Did you know this? When Year of the Flood was released they were saying it wasn’t a sequel, per se, so it never occurred to me there was an actual trilogy (which is what BookLounge is calling it) in the works, much less one called the MaddAddam trilogy!

Where have I been, or did you Atwood fans not know either? I love her; I have a soft spot for her and her earlier works as well as her speculative fiction, even though I wasn’t totally in love with these two novels. I think I just have to give them both another chance (and I’m talking myself into the mood as I write!). Also, I’m very curious about this next novel and want to read it. Perhaps I’ll have a better appreciation for the first two when the last one emerges and maybe answers questions and no doubt is dealt with in an extraordinarily creative way, à la Atwood, of course.

Have a listen (you should see the vid on the right of the webpage) to the story maven here as she gives us a taste of what she’s working on and what we can expect from her latest novel (take a hint from that ever-present, delightful smirk of hers. She has something up her sleeve, that woman. Always).

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