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In Other Worlds - Sf and the Human Imagination

Margaret Atwood

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At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential truths about the modern world. This is an exploration of her relationship with the literary form we have come to know as "science fiction," a relationship that has been lifelong, stretching from her days as a child reader in the 1940s, through her time as a graduate student at Harvard, where she worked on the Victorian ancestor of the form, and continuing as a writer and reviewer. This book brings together her three heretofore unpublished Ellmann Lectures from 2010: "Flying Rabbits," which begins with Atwood's early rabbit superhero creations, and goes on to speculate about masks, capes, weakling alter egos, and Things with Wings; "Burning Bushes," which follows her into Victorian otherlands and beyond; and "Dire Cartographies," which investigates Utopias and Dystopias. In Other Worlds also includes some of Atwood's key reviews and thoughts about the form. Among those writers discussed are Marge Piercy, Rider Haggard, Ursula Le Guin, Ishiguro, Bryher, Huxley, and Jonathan Swift. She elucidates the differences (as she sees them) between "science fiction" proper, and "speculative fiction," as well as between "sword and sorcery/fantasy" and "slipstream fiction." For all readers who have loved The Handmaid's Tale, Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood, In Other Worlds is a must. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Denaker

Length:

8h 30m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

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Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:28


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:19


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:30


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:08


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:06


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:30


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:13


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:16


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:50


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:24


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:35


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:23


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:17


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:01


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:06


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

00:39