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Publication Order of The Handmaid's Tale Books

The Handmaid's Tale (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Testaments (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Angel Catbird Graphic Novels

Angel Catbird, Volume 1 (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel Catbird, Volume 2: To Castle Catula (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel Catbird, Volume 3: The Catbird Roars (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Canongate's The Myths Books

A Short History of Myth (By: Karen Armstrong) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lion's Honey: The Myth of Samson (By: David Grossman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penelopiad (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weight (By: Jeanette Winterson) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Helmet of Horror (By: Victor Pelevin) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Three Roads Meet (By: Salley Vickers) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Binu and the Great Wall (By: Su Tong) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg (By: Dubravka Ugrešić) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Goddess Chronicle (By: Natsuo Kirino) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hogarth Shakespeare Books

The Gap of Time (By: Jeanette Winterson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shylock is My Name (By: Howard Jacobson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vinegar Girl (By: Anne Tyler) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hag-Seed (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Boy (By: Tracy Chevalier) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunbar (By: Edward St. Aubyn) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Macbeth (By: Jo Nesbø) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of MaddAddam Books

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Oryx and Crake (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year of the Flood (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
MaddAddam (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Circle Game (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Animals in that Country (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Journals of Susanna Moodie (With: Charles Pachter) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Procedures For Underground (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Power Politics (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Are Happy (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Poems (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing Girls and Other Stories (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two-Headed Poems (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Stories (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bluebeard's Egg (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Dark (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Interlunar (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Poems II (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wilderness Tips (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Bones (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poems 1976-1986 (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Polarities. Selected Stories (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bones & Murder (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morning in the Burned House (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eating Fire (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moving Targets (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tent (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moral Disorder and Other Stories (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Door (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stone Mattress (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freedom (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dearly (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Babes in the Wood (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Survival (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Days Of The Rebels (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Words (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Canlit Foodbook (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Margaret Atwood Conversations (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Things (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Solicitudes (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Story of a Nation (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Negotiating with the Dead / On Writers & Writing (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curious Pursuits (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing With Intent (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Payback (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glances at Germany, Poland, and the Euxine (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Other Worlds (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dire Cartographies (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Burgess Shale (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

Anna's Pet (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wandering Wenda and Widow Wallop's Wunderground Washery (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Trio of Tolerable Tales (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Edible Woman (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surfacing (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Oracle (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up in the Tree (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life Before Man (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bodily Harm (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat's Eye (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
For the Birds (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Robber Bride (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alias Grace (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Labrador Fiasco (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blind Assassin (By: Michael O'Brien) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bottle (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart Goes Last (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Points of View(1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Women Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Short Stories 1989(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Faber Book of Contemporary Canadian Short Stories(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colors of a New Day(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Short Story: 30 Masterpieces(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ploughshares Winter 1993-94(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Minding the Body(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Fiction: An Anthology of the First Published Stories by Famous Writers(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunrise to Sunset(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Women(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistresses of the Dark(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turn of the Story: Canadian Short Fiction on the Eve of the Millennium(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ovid Metamorphosed(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
When The Wild Comes Leaping Up(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Common Sky: Canadian Writers Against the War(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eloquent Short Story: An Anthology of Narrative Styles(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Stories We Tell(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scotiabank Giller Prize 15 Years: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Canadian Fiction.(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sisters(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
FIRST WORDS: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimespotting(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Half-Minute Horrors(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret History of Science Fiction(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'm With the Bears(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World Split Open(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Imaginarium 4(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loosed Upon the World(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Light: A Celebration of Alan Garner(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freeman's Power(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Furies(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fourteen Days: An Unauthorized Gathering(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Margaret Eleanor Atwood, whose birthdate is November 18, 1939, was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and she still resides in Canada. Margaret Atwood is a very well known and highly acclaimed poet, novelist, essayist, literary critic, inventor and environmental activist. Atwood is also an award winning humanist. She was awarded by the American Humanist Association, Humanist of the Year in 1987. Atwood writes in many genres, including historical fiction and science fiction. She has even written three television scripts. She is the author of more than sixty-five books of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, children’s books and critical essays and her written works have been published in over 35 countries.

At sixteen, Margaret Atwood realized she wanted to write professionally. In 1957, she attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto, where she had written poems and articles that were published in the college literary journal called Acta Victoriana. In 1961, Atwell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and then she went on to begin graduate studies at Harvard’s Radcliffe College, after she won the E.J. Pratt Medal for her collection of poems called Double Persephone (which is now out of print). She earned a Master Degree from Radcliffe in 1962. While she is most well known for being a novelist, she also has published fifteen books of poetry.

Margaret Atwood has won more than 55 awards, including being awarded with nineteen honorary college degrees because of her well known written works. She has won the literature awards, the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Prince of Asturias Award. She has won the Booker Prize once, and the Governor General’s Award twice. Atwell was inducted in the Canadian Walk of Fame, in 2001. She also founded the Writers’ Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that supports Canada’s writing community.

As an inventor, Margaret Atwood had developed the platform called the LongPen and other technologies associated with it and it is based on remote robotic writing technology. She came up with this idea while she was in Denver in 2004, on the book tour promoting her novel Oryx and Crake. As a result of her invention, she also founded the company she called Unotchit, Inc., to design, develop, manufacture and distribute her further technological inventions associated with the LongPen platform. By 2011, Unotchit Inc. technologies had ventured into legal and business transactions, and as a result it was necessary to create a new broader range of products for various types of new remote writing applications based on the LongPen technologies. The company was renamed Syngrafii Inc. Atwood is still Co-Founder and Director of Syngrafii Inc. and the holder of various patents related to the LongPen technology.

Margaret Atwell has written books in many genres, but science fiction seems to be a genre in which she does extremely well. The Handmaid’s Tale written in 1985, received the first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987. The award was given for the best science fiction novel that was first published in the UK in the previous year. The Handmaid’s Tail was also nominated for the the science fiction awards, 1986 Nebula Award and the 1987 Prometheus Award. Another science fiction book she had written was called Oryx And Crate, which is the first book of the only series she has ever written. The series is actually a trilogy called The Maddaddam Trilogy.

The Maddaddam Trilogy is a dystopian look at the earth’s post-apocalyptic population after most of the human species has been wiped out by a man-made plague. In the first book of The Maddaddam Trilogy called Oryx and Crake, the main focus is on a character named Snowman, who lives in close proximity to a group of primitive human-like creatures whom he refers to as Crakers. It is revealed that Snowman was once a boy named Jimmy, who lived in a world dominated by powerful multinational corporations which created privileged living compounds for the families of their numerous employees. Snowman decides to journey to the ruins of one of the compounds named RejoovenEsence to search for food and supplies, even though the compound is occupied and overran with killer genetically engineered animals. Snowman decides to make up an explanation to appease the Crakers, who think of him as a teacher, and then he begins his searching expedition for food and supplies which is the basis of the story. In the second book of the trilogy called The Year of the Flood, it mainly focuses on a group of people called God’s Gardeners, a small group of survivors of the same pandemic that wiped out most of the Earth’s population in Oryx and Crake. It answers some of the questions that were posed in Oryx and Crake and it also reveals the identity of the three real human beings who appear at the end of the first book, which will be explained in the last book of the trilogy. A television adaptation of The Maddaddam Trilogy is being adapted and developed for HBO by Darren Aronofsky under the title of MaddAddam.

Although Handmaid’s Tail and The Maddaddam Trilogy have the same characteristics as other dystopian science fiction stories, Margaret Atwood denies that these books are indeed science fiction, because it would seem she has a different understanding of what constitutes science fiction. Atwood claims that these books are speculative fiction instead. She believes that science fiction has spaceships and aliens or monsters, while speculative fiction could actually happen because speculative fiction is grounded in what is happening in the world today. She believes her books don’t qualify as science fiction because they don’t have intergalactic space travel, no Martians, no teleportation or take place in space. Atwood has also said that she does write social science fiction and that Handmaid’s Tale and The Maddaddam Trilogy can be considered as social science fiction. More specifically, Atwood believes that science fiction applies to stories with things in them that the world’s population is not yet capable of doing, whereas speculative fiction are about things that we are already capable of doing and those things can happen at any time on Earth.

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