Waiting on Wednesday [188] – SLIPPING by Lauren Beukes

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:

Slipping 2In 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!

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Posted March 2, 2016 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 10 Comments


10 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [188] – SLIPPING by Lauren Beukes

  1. My only Beukes book, so far, has been The Shining Girls, and I totally loved it. Before tackling her other works (Zoo City is sitting on my reader, patiently waiting…) I’d love to sample more of her writing with this collection. Thanks for bringing it to our attention! 🙂

  2. This does sound interesting, and I do like delving into short stories especially science fiction. Some of those stories hinted at sound really good.
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