Forget "1984" and "Brave New World" (well, don't forget them because they rock, but you know what I mean); "Oryx and Crake" is the best dystopian novel out there. Equal parts dark, frightening, and hilarious, Margaret Atwood puts together a story of horny clones, genetic manipulation, cult activity, corporate fascism, animal hybrids, sex, drugs, and pigoons (you'll find out). Atwood is a master and this is a masterpiece.
A new work by the Booker Prize-winning author of The Blind Assassin and Alias Grace is set in a future world that has been devastated by a series of ecological and scientific disasters. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.