Today, we learned some reasons to always be kind to crows, conquered alien empires on the most important battlefield of all (our minds), and got the inside scoop on Margaret Atwood's writing process from the world's foremost Margaret Atwood expert: Margaret Atwood.
Joining us for a Q&A on her apocalypse trilogy (beginning with Oryx and Crake), Atwood shared her thoughts on topics ranging from her favorite word in the English language ("How about 'and'? It's so optimistic. And its story never ends, and..."), what a character with no sense of inner-self might look like ("Possibly Cruella DeVil? She sees no need to restrain herself. Puppies!"), and, in response to a question from commenter Tashar, just why she structured her trilogy the way she did: