Oryx and Crake is a novel by the Canadian author Margaret Atwood. She has described the novel as speculative fiction and "adventure romance" rather than science fiction because it does not deal with things "we can't yet do or begin to do" 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.
A television adaptation of Oryx and Crake and its follow-up novels The Year of the Flood (2009) and MaddAddam (2013) was being helmed by Darren Aronofsky under the working title MaddAddam, but was dropped by HBO as of October 2016. Currently, an adaptation of the MadAddam trilogy is in development at Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.