Slipping by Lauren Beukes
Stories, Essays, & Other Writing

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Utterly bizarre and equally addictive, these pieces demonstrate that Beukes has only tapped the surface of her prodigious and wide-ranging talent with her novels.
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A Punk Lolita fighter-pilot rescues Tokyo from a marauding art installation. Corporate recruits harvest poisonous plants on an inhospitable planet. An inquisitive adolescent ghost disrupts the life of a young architect. Product loyalty is addictive when the brand appears under one's skin.

Award-winning Cape Town author and journalist Lauren Beukes (Zoo City, Moxyland, Broken Monsters) spares no targets in this edgy and satiric retrospective collection. In her fiction and nonfiction, ranging from Johannesburg across the galaxy, Beukes is a fierce, captivating presence throughout the literary landscape.
 

About Lauren Beukes

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Lauren Beukes is the author of the acclaimed novels Moxyland and Zoo City. She is a recipient of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, finished runner-up to Lev Grossman for the John W Campbell Award, was shortlisted for a plethora of other awards and received rave reviews from around the world including the New York Times and the Guardian. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband and her daughter.
 
Published November 29, 2016 by Tachyon Publications. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

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on Sep 07 2016

Utterly bizarre and equally addictive, these pieces demonstrate that Beukes has only tapped the surface of her prodigious and wide-ranging talent with her novels.

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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Robert Schaefer on Nov 27 2016

Based on Beukes’ brilliant collection of short stories, one looks forward to her next novel, even if its genre does happen to be (ugh) science fiction.

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