South African author (and Apex Book of World SF 2 contributor) Lauren Beukes's hotly-anticipated new novel, The Shining Girls, is now out! And here is the trailer!
Over at io9, we have Lauren Beukes's short story, Branded, available to read - one of the 26 stories now available in The Apex Book of World SF 2. Check it out and consider buying the anthology - direct from the publisher or via Amazon or Amazon UK! We were at Stones, playing pool, drinking, goofing... Continue Reading →
The South African Mail & Guardian reports on the recent science fiction and fantasy in the city panel from the M&G literary festival in Johannesburg: South African writers who dare to venture into the fantastical are accused of writing "untruths", said Gwen Ansell, chairing "Science Fiction and Fantasy in the City" at the M&G Literary... Continue Reading →
Angry Robot Books have teamed up with Amazon UK to offer a range of their e-books for just 99p over the summer, including several of their international titles! The promotion runs throughout July and August. Titles available: Moxyland by Lauren Beukes (South Africa) The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar (Israel/South Africa) Servant of the Underworld by... Continue Reading →
South African author, winner of the recent Clarke Award, Lauren Beukes' new story, "Unathi Battles The Black Hairballs" (originally published in South African anthology Home Away in 2010) is now available to read online at SFX Magazine: Unathi was singing karaoke when the creature attacked Tokyo. Or rather, she was about to sing karaoke. Was, in fact,... Continue Reading →
Over at the Guardian, a nice article on South African science fiction: As you might expect, a lot of South African writing is informed by the country's own recent history – how could it fail to be? Apartheid rears its head in one form or another both in Zoo City, where the animalled are segregated,... Continue Reading →
SF Signal interviews Lauren Beukes, who recently won the Arthur C. Clarke award. Here's an excerpt: SFS: Why do you not address race directly in your books? LB: I do. It's there in every situation. It's implicit, and that's my experience of it, and that's my friends' experience. You know, it's not something that always... Continue Reading →
Editor's Note: Congrats to Lauren Beukes for winning the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Writing The Other is a sensitive topic. It should be. Not least because it’s so often been done so very, very, badly. But the truth is that unless you’re writing autobiography, any character you write is going to be The Other.... Continue Reading →