Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Almost from the start, science fiction built its suspense on fear of the other. Aliens from afar always come as invaders. The olive branch is never proffered. Instead, the side with the most weapons prevails. In short, the rule of sci-fi is conquer or get conquered, and even 120 years after H.G. Wells thrilled (and terrified) readers with The War of the…
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