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My debut collection of short stories, essays, and other writing, Slipping, is out in October in the USA from the good people of Tachyon Publications.

Here’s more info on the book and how to preorder it 

 

Description

A permanent corporate branding confers enhanced physical abilities and a nearly-constant high.  A tough-as-nails Soweto Lolipunk mecha pilot rescues Tokyo from a marauding art installation. An architecture student finds himself haunted by a ghost girl who is less of a goth cliche than he suspected.

In this edgy and satiric debut collection, award-winning South African journalist and author Lauren Beukes never holds back. Whether exposing political injustices or writing to her five-year-old daughter about what real beauty is, Beukes is fiercely honest and strikingly astute.  From Johannesburg to other worlds, this hard-hitting assemblage of fiction and nonfiction, showcases an author who tells the truths we need to hear.

Table of Contents

Fiction

Muse
Slipping
Confirm / Ignore
Branded
Smileys
Princess
My Insect Skin
Parking
Pop Tarts
Litmash
Easy Touch
Algebra
Unathi Battles the Black Hairballs
Dear Mariana
Riding with the Dream Patrol
Unaccounted
Tankwa-Karoo
Exhibitionist
Dial Tone
Ghost Girl

Nonfiction

Adventures in Journalism
All the Pretty Corpses: On Violence
Judging Unity
Inner City
On Beauty: A Letter to My Five Year Old Daughter

 

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