"Deeply thoughtful, deftly argued, sometimes unexpected--[Atwood] shows readers how science fiction fits into a long, venerable tradition. . . . Bracing, provocative."
--"Los Angeles Times
"Eminently readable and accessible. . . . Atwood revels in all aspects of the SF genre, both high- and low-brow, and her enthusiasm and level of intellectual engagement are second to none."
"Atwood is a perceptive and enthusiastic literary critic, dryly funny and eclectically curious."
"--San Francisco Chronicle
"A witty, astute collection of essays and lectures on science fiction . . . It's clear that [Atwood's] affection for the genre is deep and genuine . . . Wholly satisfying, with plenty of insights for Atwood and sci-fi fans alike."
--"Kirkus Reviews," starred
"Atwood's prose is addictive. . . . She crafts sentences with poise and grace and pitch-perfect highbrow humor."
--"Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Atwood fans, sci-fi fans, indeed fiction fans, have reason to rejoice. "In Other Worlds" is a delightful read full of Atwood's well-honed prose and sly sense of humor. . . . Delving into her personal origins as a sci-fi writer as well as the social and literary origins of the genre in its broadest sense, Atwood offers interesting, entertaining and thoughtful insight into both. For anyone interested in the genesis of fiction, science fiction, or the authors behind either (and of course Atwood in particular), "In Other Worlds" is a worthwhile and rewarding read."
--"The Miami Herald"
"Atwood archly and profoundly delves into her 'lifelong relationship' with science fiction in a collection of glimmering essays."
PRAISE FOR MARGARET ATWOOD
"A speculative-fiction visionary . . . Atwood has an uncanny knack for tapping into humanity's uncertain future and predicting mankind's cultural, scientific and sociopolitical falls from glory . . . Her fiction has peeled back the skishow more