Margaret Atwood – Oryx and Crake

The novel focuses on a character called “Snowman”, living in a post-apocalyptic world near a small group of primitive and innocent human-like creatures whom he calls Crakers. Flashbacks reveal that Snowman was once a boy named Jimmy who grew up in a world dominated by multinational corporations that built privileged walled compounds to isolate and protect their employees and the employees’ families from a degenerating outside society. The companies had operated by developing and marketing advanced technology products such as medical treatments and genetically engineered hybrid animals, but now no other humans are evident, and the compounds have become decaying ruins.


In the Earth – film directed by Ben Wheatly

Horniman museum

Pitt Rivers Museum

The Thing – film