Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Series
August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (2003)
A science fiction novel that is more Swift than Heinlein, more cautionary tale than “fictional science” (no flying cars here), Margaret Atwood depicts a near-future world that turns from the merely horrible to the horrific, from a fool’s paradise to a bio-wasteland. Snowman (a man once known as Jimmy) sleeps in a tree and just might be the only human left on our devastated planet. He is not entirely alone, however, as he considers himself the shepherd of a group of experimental, human-like creatures called the Children of Crake. As he scavenges and tends to his insect bites, Snowman recalls in flashbacks how the world fell apart.
Multiple copies of the book are available at the library. Pam Bedore, Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, will lead this series. Please register in advance for this online Zoom event by visiting our website’s Calendar of Events.