By Kathryn Joyce   “Back in 1985 [Margaret Atwood] was highly amused by the initial reactions to her Orwellian novel. In Britian they said, ‘Jolly good yarn.’ In Canada, ‘Could it happen here?’ In America, ‘How long have we got?’” –Paul Bentley, A Handmaid’s Diary   In my father’s favorite dark fantasy he is Mr. Mead...