I had the pleasure of meeting her many years ago (late 70's) at a poetry festive in North Central Ontario with Farley McGill Mowat and as well, The Four Horsemen (you may note that on my homepage, they are listed as my favourites to this day). As a student, helping out our English teacher who was one of the people who ran this festival, it gave me complete access to the event including the artists. It was to this day, one of the more amazing few day's of my life, sitting with these talented and very artistic individuals. If you ever have an opportunity to sit with her and talk about anything, you will not regret the time spent.
...awesome in how she can create such different-minded characters that all have a different way of seeing the world and interpreting it. Most authors I've read tend to go always with the same kinds of personalities.
Also, if that rumor that DA's doing a featured chat with her is true (though I doubt it), it'd be nice to ask her if she'll write another book featuring the same characters and universe as "Oryx and Crake" and "The Year of the Flood".