Mom bought me a kindle copy of Oryx & Crake as a back to school gift. Just finished, highly recommend (and not just because I am a big sci-fi/dystopia geek LOTS OF OTHER READERS WILL ENJOY THIS BOOK). As one of the few female sci-fi writers whose novels are as critically acclaimed as classics like Brave New World and 1984, Margaret Atwood is definitely one of my personal heroes. Sometimes I think it can be hard for women outside of the YA genre to receive that same type of respect as their male peers attain, but she’s done it and done it well time and time again.
Also this illustration is not actual cover art. It was re-imagined by artist Charles Chaisson and I thought it was pretty sweet.