There Is Trouble On The Isle Of Cats And Only Wonder Woman Can Help

Or at least that's the premise of Lauren Beukes's story in the latest Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman release. Equal parts fun, adorable, and heart-warming, the comic is a must read for Wonder Woman, Lauren Beaukes, and Mike Maihack fans. » 1/31/15 6:37pm 1/31/15 6:37pm

We adored Lauren Beukes' supernatural thriller Broken Monsters, and now it looks like it may become a TV show. Deadline is reporting that Additional Dialogue has acquired the book to adapt as a drama series. » 1/23/15 3:05pm 1/23/15 3:05pm

Lauren Beukes Explains How to Tell Great Stories About The Internet

We live much of our lives online — and even the parts we don't are still touched in hundreds of ways by our digital presences. And yet TV, movies, and books struggle to portray the crossover between our digital and physical worlds in a way that feels real. Here, author Lauren Beukes gives us her take on it. » 9/16/14 4:20pm 9/16/14 4:20pm

Broken Monsters Author Lauren Beukes Is Here To Take Your Questions!

Lauren Beukes, the author of Broken Monsters, is here to answer our questions about her latest novel, telling supernatural stories set in modern cities, and writing about characters with rich digital lives. » 9/16/14 9:20am 9/16/14 9:20am

Don't Miss the Gothic Internet Horror of Broken Monsters

Lauren Beukes' new novel Broken Monsters is about the dark forces that awaken in abandoned places — and abandoned people — when they yearn for the kind of attention they once had. Set in the back alleys and art warehouses of Detroit, it's a supernatural thriller that will disturb you in all the right ways. » 9/12/14 2:00pm 9/12/14 2:00pm

It's Ridiculous To Say Science Fiction Books Aren't Based On Real Life

One of the most annoying fallacies about science fiction and fantasy books is that they're less connected to reality than "realistic" fiction. In fact, SF and fantasy authors draw on real experiences and facts all the time, as some of the top authors told Jeff VanderMeer. » 8/25/14 10:38am 8/25/14 10:38am

In Lauren Beukes' New Novel, A Monster Dreams Of "Remaking The World"

Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls was a bestseller and has been optioned for television — and now, here's the first details about her next novel, Broken Monsters. It's about broken cities, and the monster who dreams of "violently remaking the world." » 4/02/14 3:40pm 4/02/14 3:40pm

A chart that explains time travel in Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls

There are a few basic ways that time travel works in stories. For the paperback release of Lauren Beukes' time travel serial killer tale The Shining Girls, artists Adam Hill and Sam Wilson put this chart together. It explains The Shining Girls — and oh so much more. » 2/03/14 2:31pm 2/03/14 2:31pm

She survived future wars, but can she survive her own fancy brothel?

In Kieran Shea's novel Koko Takes a Holiday, Koko Martstellar has retired as a mercenary after living through some of the most intense warfare imaginable. Her reward? Running a luxury brothel full of simulated violence and weirdness. Until it all starts going south. Here's the first ever excerpt. » 7/31/13 10:30am 7/31/13 10:30am

Lauren Beukes is here answering your questions from 12-1 PM today!

In June, the io9 book club read Lauren Beukes' haunting novel The Shining Girls. Now, Beukes is here today from 12-1 to answer your questions about this book, her previous work (Moxyland and Zoo City), and anything else (on topic!) you want to ask. » 7/08/13 8:50am 7/08/13 8:50am

The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about The Shining Girls.

Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In June, we read Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls. Jump into comments to get started talking about it! » 7/02/13 12:30pm 7/02/13 12:30pm

io9 Book Club Reminder: Meeting 7/2 to Discuss The Shining Girls

In June, we're reading Lauren Beukes' intense time-traveling serial killer novel The Shining Girls. (Our review of it is here.) We'll meet July 2 to discuss it, and we hope Beukes will join us later that week for a discussion! » 6/18/13 10:34am 6/18/13 10:34am

Lauren Beukes' amazing serial killer novel will become a TV series

We loved Lauren Beukes' time traveling serial killer novel, The Shining Girls, which comes out next week. Now Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way has just acquired it to develop for television. » 5/31/13 5:23pm 5/31/13 5:23pm

The Shining Girls is one of the best serial killer tales ever written

Lauren Beukes won critical acclaim for her first two novels, Zoo City and Moxyland, both of which were urban fantasies set in her native South Africa. Now she's set her imagination loose on a different continent, to explore the inner life of a serial killer in Chicago who figures out how to travel through time. The… » 5/17/13 3:58pm 5/17/13 3:58pm

A Brand New Cyberpunk Story By Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes' novel Zoo City won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award and was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. And her next novel, The Shining Girls, garnered a massive deal at last year's Frankfurt Book Fair. Here's her short story "Branded," which puts a South African spin on cyberpunk. It's an except from The… » 9/13/12 4:30pm 9/13/12 4:30pm

Jane Rogers wins the 2012 Clarke Award!

This year's Arthur C. Clarke Awards had a slightly controversial shortlist, but the winner seems likely to make a lot of people happy: It's the Booker-longlisted novel The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers. » 5/02/12 12:55pm 5/02/12 12:55pm

Charles Yu, Lauren Beukes and Cherie Priest on the Challenges and…

It's been an exciting time for anybody who wants to see Hollywood adapting some more adventurous source material. Acclaimed books by Charles Yu, Lauren Beukes and Cherie Priest have all gotten movie deals recently. Jeff VanderMeer has a great roundup of how all three authors have responded to the news — including… » 12/29/11 6:30am 12/29/11 6:30am

Great News: Cherie Priest's Boneshaker and Lauren Beukes' Zoo City both…

Two of the most celebrated novels of the past few years are getting movie deals, greatly increasing our chances of seeing some quality entertainment on the big screen a few years from now. » 11/30/11 12:54pm 11/30/11 12:54pm

Zoo City author Lauren Beukes talks about South African SF, and winning…

Lauren Beukes won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award for her novel Zoo City, a jarring urban fantasy about an alternate Johannesburg where criminals are matched with magical animals. » 4/29/11 2:10pm 4/29/11 2:10pm