All items: Margaret Atwood

Science Fiction is still occasionally dismissed as a ‘popular’ genre, without literary merit. Brian Clegg considers why this is and suggests it is time for a change of attitude.
New thinking on public awareness of climate change suggests that the doom-laden messages sent out by activists may provoke not action but denial. Emily Diamand argues that novelists writing about future worlds have been similarly seduced by the allure of the dystopia – and that this needs to change.
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