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.
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
Confirm / Ignore
My Insect Skin
Unathi Battles the Black Hairballs
Riding with the Dream Patrol
Adventures in Journalism
All the Pretty Corpses: On Violence
On Beauty: A Letter to My Five Year Old Daughter