200px-OryxAndCrake.jpgOryx and Crake is a novel by the Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Atwood has at times disputed the novel being science fiction, preferring to label it speculative fiction and "adventure romance" because it does not deal with "things that have not been invented yet" and goes beyond the realism she associates with the novel form. Oryx and Crake was first published by McClelland and Stewart in 2003. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction that same year, and for the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction.

The events of Atwood's The Year of the Flood (2009) are concurrent with those of Oryx and Crake and contain some of the same characters.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oryx_and_Crake