“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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Esquire names Afterland a summer 2020 “Must-Read”

I’m thrilled that Esquire included Afterland in this round-up of 20 best summer 2020 reads, in the fabulous company of Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh, Gene Wolfe’s Interlibrary Loan, and I Hold a Wolf by the Ears by Laura Van Den Berg, among others. Adrienne Westenfeld writes: If you’re into pandemic literature, even after what we’ve […]

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