Tadas Ciudaras Ciudaras de Zamberlan VI, Italy
2008 review: This is an amazing novel. Atwood creates a bizarre society that completely restricts women in order to "protect" them and their fertility. Unlike most speculative fiction, the revolution that spawned this new society was only 3 years prior to the main narrative. This means that the characters all remember the old world, and remember the sequence of events that led to the current nightmare. All I can say is that the dystopian future sounds much closer to reality, and therefore more horrifying, than it did when I first read this book 10 years ago. 2016 review: I just re-read the book again. It is much harder to read now that I have children of my own, but still a fantastic book. The plot is as relevant today as it was in 1986 when this was written!