Slipping: Stories, Essays and Other Writing by Lauren Beukes
Tradepaperback – Tachyon Publications – Dec2016 – 272 pages
An edgy and satiric retrospective collection, with 21 stories and 5 essays that range from Johannesburg to across the galaxy. A Punk Lolita fighter-pilot rescues Tokyo from a marauding art installation. A young architect’s life is derailed by an inquisitive girl who happens to be a ghost. Unwitting recruits discover biohazardous plants on an inhospitable planet.
“Nothing is simple and everything is perilous when humans are involved: greed, corruption, struggle, and even love (of a sort).
A permanent corporate branding gives a young woman enhanced physical abilities and a nearly-constant high
Recruits lifted out of poverty find a far worse fate collecting biohazardous plants on an inhospitable world
The only adult survivor of the apocalypse decides he will be the savior of teenagers; the teenagers are not amused.
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 Beauty: A Letter to My Five-Year-Old Daughter