Enter Margaret Atwood's believable dystopia
This interview originally aired on Wednesday September 30, 2015.
When it comes to speculative fiction, Margaret Atwood is unnervingly good.
The Canadian literary icon joins Shad to discuss The Heart Goes Last, her latest dystopian novel about the bleak future — informed, as always, by the bleak present.
This time, Atwood's desperate protagonists sign up for a social experiment that puts them behind bars. In a world of for-profit prisons, freedom is a tradable commodity and conformity is a survival strategy.
(And, yes, there are sex robots involved.)