Slipping by Lauren Beukes
16 Aug 2016
A Punk Lolita fighter-pilot rescues Tokyo from a marauding art installation. A young architect’s life is derailed by an inquisitive girl who happens to be a ghost. Unwitting recruits discover biohazardous plants on an inhospitable planet. Loyalty to a favorite product can be addictive when it gets under your skin.
In her edgy and satiric debut collection, award-winning South African author Lauren Beukes (The Shining Girls) never holds back. Ranging from Johannesburg to outer space, Beukes is a fierce and captivating presence in the literary landscape.
About the author
Lauren Beukes (The Shining Girls) is an internationally award-winning and bestselling South African author. Her novels include Broken Monsters, Zoo City, and Moxyland. Her graphic novel work includes Vertigo’s Survivor’s Club, the Fables spin-off Fairest, and Wonder Woman. Beukes’s nonfiction has been published in magazines including The Hollywood Reporter, The Sunday Times, Marie Claire, and Elle.
Her fiction has won praise from the likes of Stephen King, George R. R. Martin, James Ellroy, Gillian Flynn, and her writing has been translated into twenty-six languages. Her books have been regularly featured in best of the year roundups by outlets such as NPR, Amazon, and the Los Angeles Times. Amongst her many honors, Beukes has received the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the University of Johannesburg prize, and the Strand Critics Choice Award. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
Date of Publication: November 2016
Publisher: Tachyon Publications (Available for pre-ordering here)