Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books that you’re excited about with other bloggers and readers.
When I got an email from a very nice publicist at Tachyon Publications, and the word “Beukes” jumped out at me, I knew I would be accepting this book for review. I simply loved Broken Monsters and Zoo City, and I know many people who loved The Shining Girls. This is her first collection of short stories:
In her edgy, satiric debut collection, award-winning South African journalist and author Lauren Beukes (The Shining Girls,Moxyland) never holds back. Nothing is simple and everything is perilous when humans are involved: corruption, greed, and even love (of a sort).
A permanent corporate branding gives a young woman enhanced physical abilities and a nearly-constant high. Recruits lifted out of poverty find a far worse fate collecting biohazardous plants on an inhospitable world. The only adult survivor of the apocalypse decides he will be the savior of teenagers; the teenagers are not amused.
From Johannesburg to outer space, these previously uncollected tales are a compelling, dark, and slippery ride.
Slipping by Lauren Beukes releases in August from Tachyon Publications. I’m always curious to see how authors I love handle short fiction, so I’m very excited to read this collection.
Let me know what you’re waiting on!