Science fiction author Margaret Atwoodis best known for her novels The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx & Crake.Oryx's sequel The Year of the Flood, an examination of mankind in a postapocalyptic world, solidified her reputation as a master of the genre. Most recently, she published In Other Worlds: SF and The Human Imagination, an insightful look at her relationship with science fiction from her early days as a reader to the present. Slate magazine calls it "a meditative love letter to science fiction." Atwood will be reading from and talking about her work at today's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. 7:30 p.m. Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501Texas. For information, call 713-521-2026 or visit www.inprinthouston.org. Free to $5.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2012