A boxed set (three trade paperbacks) of the internationally celebrated speculative fiction trilogy from one of the most visionary authors of our time, Margaret Atwood. Across three stunning novels- Oryx and Crake , The Year of the Flood , and Maddaddam -the best-selling, Booker Prize-winning novelist projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining. In Oryx and Crake , a man struggles to survive in a world where he may be the last human. In search of answers, he embarks on a journey through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. In The Year of the Flood the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life. And in Maddaddam a small group of survivors band together with the Children of Crake: the gentle, bioengineered quasi-human species who will inherit this new earth. Set in a darkly plausible future shaped by plagues, floods, and genetic engineering, these three novels take us from the end of the world to a brave new beginning. Thrilling, moving, and a triumph of imagination, the Maddaddam Trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love.
"Lights a fire from the fears of our age. . . . Miraculously balances humor, outrage, and beauty." - The New York Times Book Review "Towering and intrepid. . . . Atwood does Orwell one better." - The New Yorker "Margaret Atwood is an utterly thrilling storyteller." - The Washington Post "Enthralling. . . . Memorable characters, a tightly controlled pace and shockingly plausible scenes make it fly-to a mysterious, skin-prickling ending." - San Francisco Chronicle "Atwood spins the most arresting alternate mythologies to our hell-bent world." - Los Angeles Times
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 30 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. She lives in Toronto, Canada.