I’ve read 8 of Atwood’s 16 novels – the ones I’ve read are all different and range in genre from historical fiction to contemporary fiction to sci-fi – I think most of her more recent works might be considered sci-fi in the dystopian setting sense of the genre but The Penelopiad (2006) takes place in the time of Homer’s Ulysses. But I did so enjoy the Maddaddam Trilogy, Blind Assassin, and Alias Grace.
The Heart Goes Last , more along the lines of The Handmaid’s Tale mixed with Oryx and Crake could take place next year if Wall Street and the entire economy were to go belly-up. Homelessness, crime and poverty run amok. Stan, a robotics engineer, and his wife Charmaine, who works in geriatrics, are both unemployed, live out of their old car while she waitresses in a seedy barroom for eating money. Their main concern is the various thieves who want the car. >>>>MORE>>>>