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Margaret Atwood
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Sep 15 2016
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I am sure there is such but why worry? Just do it. Much less now, I think.

Sep 15 2016
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Haha, I was working with Naomi on her novel as part of the Rolex mentorship programme and she said, Wanna do a cameo in Zombies Run? I am easily enticed by novelty.

Sep 15 2016
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Last one was Naomi Alderman. Many earlier but I’m getting too old for it. What looking for? Someone with the backbone to stand up to me and stick to own ideas if they the ones that work for that person.

Sep 15 2016
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Haha, read my piece in The Guardian; I think you can find it with Atwood Guardian Game of Thrones. Well, I personally will be very annoyed if Mother of Dragons does NOT marry Jon Snow, see the end of the Wars of the Roses when Henry VII married Elizabeth of York and formed the Tudor dynasty. It would be Right, don’t Read more

Sep 15 2016
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Dunno.. it just seemed kind of right, at least about young men uncertain of themselves. Older, more mature men have lightened up (frequently) and are less likely to get violent, in any case.

Sep 15 2016
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Very surprising, but I ain’t telling until I actually do it. Wouldn’t want to jinx The B List.

Sep 15 2016
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Unfortunately the book is quite a lot more relevant today, in some parts. But as William Gibson has said, “The future is already here, but it’s unevenly distributed.”

Sep 15 2016
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How nice to see Cape Breton Is the etc. mentioned! I was working with Anansi around that time, though was not an editor on that book. Good luck with it all...

Sep 15 2016
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What do you like? There should be a multiple-choice graph for this: If you like A, go to 1. If you like B, go to 2, etc. How about: Ask Your Trusted Librarian? :)

Sep 15 2016
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Sometimes I just throw it out. I tend to be a “finish the draft, then revise” kind of writer, but I know some can’t go on until they are satisfied page-by-page. Everyone’s different. Pobody’s nerfect.

Sep 15 2016
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I SO creeped myself out! Nor has that ended, but now it’s the newspapers that are doing the creeping. “This could be The Handmaid’s Tale,” etc.Yes, the desire of some people to control all others is a constan motif in human history.

Sep 15 2016
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Nothing in it that didn’t come from something we’ve already done, some time, some place, or that we are not currently doing. That was my rule when writing it. Nothing came from my warped, twisted imagination. The creepo part was that I set it in an unlikely place: Cambridge, Mass. But what we have done before — as Read more

Sep 15 2016
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Well, I used to dream about flying to escape enemies, but that was when I was @ 14. A mancatbird would have been VERY useful then! As for now, the most recent nightmares I have usually involve getting lost on trains, while looking for my lost personal identifiers (WHERE IS MY PURSE?) > I think Angel Catbird could be Read more

Sep 15 2016
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Thanks very much! Yes, I thought about doing Angel Catbird for quite some time before the team came together that enabled me to actually do it: Hope Nicholson, who found the publisher, Dark Horse, and the editor, Daniel Chabon; Johnny Christmas, the superlative artist; and Tamra Bonvillain, the colourist, who came to Read more

Sep 15 2016
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I think if I were totally pessimistic I wouldn’t bother writing them. They are more like road signs that say DON’T GO HERE. So I must be hopeful that maybe we won’t go there. I certainly hope not. I also collect positive things from around the net, and stick them up on Twitter to encourage myself. But I must say it’s Read more

Sep 15 2016
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Okay, there’s a new book recommendation app called Reco. On Twitter at @helloreco. I’ve posted a number of books on it. The next one I will post is Naomi Alderman’s THE POWER, due out in October. Electrifying, in more ways than one! (Rider Haggard’s SHE meets Lord of the Flies, and More!)