OK, I have cheated a bit here. My A-Z theme was supposed to be all about characters but I am so excited by the fact that the third in Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy, MaddAddam: A Novel, is coming out this summer that I have snuck this in here.
I know it should probably have gone in under M but I just couldn't bring myself to replace the character booked in for there, so as the second in the trilogy is The Year of the Flood, here it has appeared.
What I love about the two books so far in this trilogy, and all of the work she has written in the 'speculative fiction' genre, is that they create a future world that we could so easily end up living in and provide a scathing commentary on modern morality in today's developed societies without ever seeming preachy. But, at heart, they are about relationships, and people, and love. All of the things that I want to read and write about.
So in honour of the greatness of Margaret Atwood's writing, here's the lady herself talking about The Year of the Flood.