Choice of Evils
English Language and Literature | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Fiction
Considering how many feminist writers have been turning to science fiction lately, it is not surprising to find Margaret Atwood's most recent novel, her sixth, set in the future. But whereas Doris Lessing, Marge Piercy, Joanna Russ and Ursula K. Le Guin use science fiction to explore utopian societies, The Handmaid's Tale is a cautionary tale, the Republic of Gilead a dystopia in the tradition of 1984 and Brave New World
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Greene, Gayle. “Choice of Evils.” The Women's Review of Books, vol. 3, no. 10, 1986, pp. 14–15.