MaddAddam Is Coming


If you, like us, are drooling in anticipation for the conclusion to literary empress (and Rumpus interviewee!) Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy, well, mop up your chin and then check out this mini-profile of Atwood and her most recent speculative-fiction series.

A short video interview with her includes some incisive comments about dystopias and utopias being “joined at the hip,” but the best part is in the article itself:

“Unless you secure the domain for the title of your book someone else will secure it and turn it into a porn site, hoping to capitalize on the notoriety of your book,” she says.

Welcome to the dystopian future, Ms. Atwood!

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →