“A rare creature” in New Scientist

I love this New Scientist review of Afterland by Sally Adee, not least for the amazing opening image. I might have to steal that for a novel: If all the human cells in your body were to suddenly dematerialise, your outline would briefly persist, in all its exquisite detail, in the form of the billions […]

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Boston Globe dubs Afterland “a wild ride”

Another nice review of Afterland, this time in the Boston Globe. It’s behind a paywall, but here’s some good outtakes: If you’re ready for a wild ride across an America forever changed by a devastating pandemic, climb aboard “Afterland” by Lauren Beukes. It’s a summer thriller with a mother and son at the center; they’re […]

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Sci-Fi overload with Gizmodo (ft Afterland!)

Afterland is coming out in the US at the same time as so many other great sci-fi and fantasy titles. Gizmodo rounded up some of their favourites, and I’m so happy that they included Afterland, together with A Peculiar Peril by longtime favourite, Jeff VanderMeer, and more! Cheryl Eddy writes: After a pandemic kills most of the […]

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Entertainment Weekly recommends Afterland for a July read

It’s so cool to see Afterland on Entertainment Weekly’s slideshow of new books to read in July. I’m happy to be in the company of new books from David Mitchell, Paul Tremblay (whose horror has helped me through lockdown by putting it in perspective: pandemic yes, demonic possession, no), Maggie O’Farrell, and Josh Malerman (of Bird […]

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LA Mag recommends Afterland for your July reading

Thrilled that LA Mag included Afterland on this list of things to do, read, and watch in July while we all do our best to stay busy and entertained at home. It’s so cool to be in the company of, among other things, Hamilton and David Mitchell’s new novel Utopia Avenue. Zoie Matthew writes: In Lauren Beukes’s […]

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The future is an F-word

There’s a lovely loneliness in this illustration Michelle Urra did for the High Country News review of Afterland.   I’m maybe a little bit blown away. The accompanying review, by Kimi Eisele, was so thoughtful and engaged, too: Beukes, a South African novelist, propels the story forward with stolen cars, flying bullets and rest stops in […]

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