My most spoken phrase over the last few months has without a doubt been “have you read Sapiens?”. Time and time again topics broached in this book rear their heads and fling my thoughts back to Harari’s unique and intriguing standpoint on human history; why we are the way we are and where we’re going.

Oryx and Crake

Atwood delves into one of the most controversial topics of the 21st century in this novel exploring the future of science and genetic modification. The seemingly far-fetched creations of Atwood’s world show us a glimpse of what our future may hold, if we continue down this road one small step at a time.