Novel choice: Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake. Post a response on your blog.
Alternate Reading: There are a number of short stories on the course resource page that can be read for this week's assignment.
Writing Assignment: This week we are attempting to distinguish between writing in genre and writing that may use elements of genre but that is essentially literary. Discuss this question in relation to the work(s) you read for this week. Do you think this is an important or necessary distinction, or not? Is your experience of the text affected by these questions? Remember to add a comment to another student's blog.
Featured Movie: Existenz (1999) dir. David Cronenberg