Oryx and Crake
by Margaret Atwood
In BriefA viral catastrophe has wiped out most of the human race, leaving genetically modified animals to roam the earth and Snowman struggling to survive. Through his flashbacks, we discover how he ended up alone in this dismal future, solely responsible for a strange tribe he calls the Crakers.
Why you should read itWhether read as a cautionary tale on the perils of unchecked scientific advance, or merely as entertaining science fiction, this is a book that raises powerful questions about our possible fate if biotech research continues on its current course.