"What is scary, Ms. Atwood said, is that her futuristic tales — she calls them speculative fiction — showcase scenarios that spring from current realities: the creep of corporations into many aspects of society, environmental decay, high-tech reproduction, the widening cleavage between haves and have-nots."
“We’ve just opened the biggest toy box in the world, which is the genetic code."
At the NY Times. This is the third review I've seen there for Year of the Flood. The page provides links to the earlier ones.