Set a couple of decades after The Handmaid’s Tale, this shows the possibilities of how things may have gone. Atwood reportedly wrote it in response to years of questions about what happened next. Given how popular the television adaptation has been, it’s a pretty big ask. The television show covered the book in the first season and has gone beyond. By setting it much later than this, Atwood has been able to keep the essence of the world. Yet, it is separate. There is another season to come (according to IMDB it will be coming next year, but who knows how the pandemic has impacted production), and perhaps it and potential future seasons may go a different way. At any rate, I really enjoyed the choices Atwood made with this book.