November 18 in freethought history…

November 18, 1939 – Canadian author Margaret Atwood is born in Ottawa, Canada. She is the multi-award-winning author of such novels as The Handmaid’s Tale, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam. While much of her work is clearly science fictional, with dystopian, post-apocalyptic and technological themes, she prefers to call those works “speculative fiction.” She was named Humanist of the Year in 1987 by the American Humanist Association.

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