What happens when you get the apocalypse you wished for? That's what a band of eco-subversives called the Gardeners find out in Margaret Atwood's Year of the Flood, a story of humanity destroyed for meddling too much with the environment.
In her biotech apocalypse novel Oryx and Crake, author Margaret Atwood depicts a future where genetic engineering has warped the animal kingdom into "pigoons" (pictured), "snats," glowing bunnies, and worse. Now an artist has captured her dystopia in images.
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Margaret Atwood insists that her novels aren't science fiction, as everything she writes either has happened or could happen today. But in looking at Atwood's latest novel, The Year of the Flood, science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin disagrees.