Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake is a 2003 novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. She has described the novel as speculative fiction and adventure romance, rather than pure science fiction, because it does not deal with things "we can't yet do or begin to do", yet goes beyond the amount of realism she associates with the novel form. It focuses on a lone character called Snowman, who finds himself in a bleak situation with only creatures called Crakers to keep him company. The reader learns of his past, as a boy called Jimmy, and of genetic experimentation and pharmaceutical engineering that occurred under the purview of Jimmy's peer, Glenn "Crake". The book was first published by McClelland and Stewart. It was shortlisted for the 2003 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, as well as for the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction. A television adaptation of Oryx and Crake and its follow-up novels, The Year of the Flood (2009) and MaddAddam (2013), was being helmed by Darren Aronofsky by 2014, under the working title "MaddAddam", but was dropped by HBO by October 2016. Currently, an adaptation of the MadAddam trilogy is in development at Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

The 776th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 50th on The 100 best books of the 21st century (The Guardian)
  2. - 25 Books to Read Before you Die: 21st Century (Powell's Books)
  3. - 100 Novels That Shaped Our World (BBC)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Oryx and Crake Hardcover 5794127 $27.58 $35.30 2009
Oryx and Crake Audio CD 1300752 $267.84 $14.99 2003
Oryx and Crake (Lib)(CD) Audio CD 2475046 $153.95 $196.14 2003
Oryx Y Crake / Oryx and Crake (Spanish Edition) Paperback 12728769 $93.98 2004
Oryx y Crake (Spanish Edition) (Narrativa) Paperback 282192 $22.95 2021
Oryx und Crake: Die MaddAddam Trilogie 1 Audible Audiobook 86548 $18.76 2017
Oryx og Crake: MaddAddam-trilogien 1 Audible Audiobook 135327 $11.95 2018
Study Guide: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (SuperSummary) Paperback 493646 $9.95 2019
GradeSaver (TM) Lesson Plans: Oryx and Crake Paperback 1548665 $19.99 2017
GradeSaver(TM) ClassicNotes: Oryx and Crake Paperback 2801439 $3.95 $9.99 2011
A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake" Paperback 3138313 $7.95 $15.78 2017
Oryx and Crake Kindle Edition 3139 $8.56 2004
Study Guide: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (SuperSummary) Kindle Edition 3591604 2015
Margaret Atwood: The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake (Continuum Studies Contem N American Fiction) Paperback 2418520 $23.37 $13.62 2011
Margaret Atwood: The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake (Continuum Studies Contem N American Fiction) (Continuum Studies in Contemporary North America Fiction) Kindle Edition 872609 $19.97 2010
Margaret Atwood: The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake (Continuum Studies Contem N American Fiction) Hardcover 7052995 $77.98 $66.95 2011
MADDADDAM TRILOGY BOX: Oryx & Crake; The Year of the Flood; Maddaddam Paperback 37026 $21.42 $16.00 2014
Oryx and Crake: A Novel (Atwood, Margaret Eleanor) Hardcover 71697 $34.49 $4.48 2003
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Oryx and Crake Audio CD 571705 $397.12 $24.95 2003
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