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Atwood’s Stunning Piece of Speculative Fiction Forecasts an Alarming Future

As The Handmaid’s Tale experiences renewed zest with the 2017 television adaptation, I share my thoughts on the subversive 1985 novel.

Set in a near future New England, totally transformed into a totalitarian theocratic state, the former United States of America, ‘land of the free’, is now anything but. 638 more words


Alias Grace or How not to trust anyone

This year was Margaret Atwood’s year. The Handmaid’s Tale, one of the best new TV show is based on her most famous novel. She gained popularity… 707 more words

The Power by Naomi Alderman

I feel like I’m a bit late to the party with this book. It has had so much attention since it won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction earlier this year and it seems everyone has talked about it a lot already. 731 more words

Book Reviews

Disembarking at Ontario: First Impressions

Welcome to my blog! Disembarking at Ontario is a series of short accounts that chronicle my experiences in Canada from my arrival to the present day; everything written about it is true. 799 more words


Lone Wolf Bioterrorists and the Trajectory of Apocalyptic Narratives

In this academic article, the authors explore a range of science fictional texts dealing with so-called ‘lone wolf’ bioterrorism, and ask what we might learn from them about dealing with the real bioterror threats of the future. 9,380 more words

Cory Doctorow


Title: Fate of Perfection (Finding Paradise #1)
Author: K. F. Breene
Format: audiobook, read by Angela Dawe
Start Date: December 6, 2017
End Date: December 12, 2017… 441 more words

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Top 5 Tuesday - New to me authors in December 2017

We had our first snow last week and then more on Saturday, but sadly it’s all gone now. I also dyed my hair and it looks like cotton candy. 240 more words

Agatha Christie