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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Afterland is the perfect book for Leos, according to Lit Hub

Lit Hub’s Astrology Book Club predicts that Leos should read Afterland this month. Don’t look at me – it’s in the stars! Emily Temple writes: In this weirdly prescient pandemic novel, a woman goes to extraordinary lengths to protect her child—something fierce, loyal Leos will completely understand. Plus, Leos love a good page-turner, and Beukes can […]

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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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Shelf Awareness calls Afterland “an epic odyssey”

I’m so happy that Shelf Awareness liked Afterland and wrote up such a thorough review. Here’s an excerpt, from Terry Hong: With remarkable prescience, Lauren Beukes’s Afterland takes on an “unprecedented global pandemic” with chilling results–and surprising comic relief threaded throughout. Six years after the success of Broken Monsters, the internationally bestselling South African author sets another disturbing novel […]

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Time Magazine thinks that you should read Afterland in July

I’m so honoured to have been included, by dint of Afterland, in this piece from Time Magazine of July reads. Afterland rubs shoulders with, among others, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears by Laura van den Berg, Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline, and Zadie Smith’s new collection of essays, Intimations, which she reportedly wrote during lockdown […]

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