MargeryK asked:

Considering Oryx plays a rather minor part in the story, I wonder why Atwood called it Oryx and Crake, rather than Snowman and Crake?

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Koji It is Snowman's story, about his obsession with Oryx and Crake.
Bodhi Well, besides the fact that "Snowman" is a loaded term with different meanings, both of the title characters appear in the past, before the big event that made things the way they are. Both are part of Snowman's memory, one a fond friend and the other an elusive love interest. Since Snowman is THE character of the book, understanding these characters helps to understand his current loneliness with only the Crakers for company.
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by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
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