Margaret Atwood is amazing. I listened to Oryx and Crake on tape a couple of months ago. Her view of how current trends in the bio-medical sciences could unfold are chilling. She’s also got a keen vision on mass media. Downright creepy, most of it. fyi, John Clute hated it. His review reads like a personal attack – which I guess it is, since it’s directed at Atwood’s claims about her style of writing.