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robomatic BS: Margaret Atwood: 'The Testaments' (9) BS: Margaret Atwood: 'The Testaments' 06 Sep 19


Saw a brief article in the NYT that Amazon had sent out a few books ahead of the official release date, and are being castigated for it.
But this is how I learned that Margaret Atwood's latest book "The Testaments" a sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale" is about to drop (or, for a few lucky Amazon shoppers has dropped.

I read "Handmaid's" not long after it appeared and, as a longtime science fiction reader, took it as as literary form of dystopian novel, and found it totally readable, not super engaging, because I felt: "I get it". It was a type of world that could occur with a type of scoial development (or disaster) coupled with biological developments (mass infertility). I'm pretty sure I saw the movie version back in the 90s. But I haven't got into the Hulu series because I've already done the plot - twice. Perhaps I'm unfair because the cast is first rate. But I have so much time and currently I'm binging on "Billions".

Margaret Atwood has a good pithy quote on the male/ female relationshiop of the 'how bad can it get' variety:

"Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them."


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