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Lauren Beukes
Lauren Beukes writes books, comics for DC Vertigo, movie scripts, TV shows and occasionally journalism. She won the Arthur C Clarke Award and The Kitschies Red Tentacle for Zoo City, a gritty phantasmagorical noir about magical animals, pop music, refugees, murder and redemption in the slums of... show more



Lauren Beukes writes books, comics for DC Vertigo, movie scripts, TV shows and occasionally journalism. She won the Arthur C Clarke Award and The Kitschies Red Tentacle for Zoo City, a gritty phantasmagorical noir about magical animals, pop music, refugees, murder and redemption in the slums of inner city Johannesburg. She is currently adapting the novel as a screenplay for Oscar-nominated producer Helena Spring. Her debut novel, Moxyland is about a neo-corporate apartheid state, bio-engineered art, nano-branding, cell phones used for social control and terrorism. The Shining Girls, out May/June 2013 is about a time-travelling serial killer. She recently made her comics debut in the Fables universe with a Fairest mini-series called The Hidden Kingdom with art by Inaki Miranda. The six issue arc follows Rapunzel travelling to Tokyo to confront a dark secret from her past. She also writes for kids TV shows including Florrie's Dragons and Mouk and co-created South Africa's first half hour animated show: The Adventures of Pax Afrika. She's a recovering journalist, who has covered everything from wannabe teenage vampires to township vigilantes and directed a documentary, Glitterboys & Ganglands about South Africa's biggest female impersonation beauty pageant, which won Best LGBT at the Atlanta Black Film Festival. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with her husband and daughter.

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Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it 11 months ago
Could zombies be a viable replacement for slave labour? Asking for a certain electronics company. And most clothing manufacturers.Slipping is an interesting collection of writing from the brain of Lauren Beukes. From enhanced athletes to bored ghosts, these stories display Lauren's spec-fic interest...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 1 year ago
A prime example how a otherwise decent three star book gets ruined by a ridiculous ending.   I was intrigued by the twisted murder mystery. A body, half boy, half deer, is found and I expected a compelling thriller. But the story turns into a weird horror-mystery-thriller-mix with a central message ...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it 1 year ago
First, we'll address the 800-pound gorilla in the room."How you doin', Mr. Bananas?""Doing fine, E. How's the family?""They're well. Autumn's growing up too quick and Chris... well, Chris is a dude. You know how dudes are.""I do, I do. So what is it that I can help you with, E.?""Oh, nothing. Just w...
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it 2 years ago
Whoever wrote the jacket cover blurb for this book sure knew how to attract readers to it. A gruesome murder of a boy that is found with the upper body sewn onto a deer in a “genre-bending novel of suspense” gave me high hopes, especially factoring in aspects like the exploration of the human condit...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it 2 years ago
Hmmm, intriguing start to a series... thank God I've got another 6 of these already... it would suck if I had to wait!
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