by Lauren Beukes
Angry Robot Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780857660541
Date: 02 September 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: Lauren Beukes' novel Moxyland was one of Angry Robot's first ever releases and did a lot to establish their market position as publishers of exciting, innovative, punchy genre novels. They have built upon this since, as has the author, and her follow-up Zoo City (which has previously been published in South Africa) has already garnered some highly impressive advance notices. It's the only book around right now that has a William Gibson quote on the front - no easy thing to secure! He called Beukes' work "...very, *very* good... it feels effortless, utterly accomplished."
Look out for Zoo City, released in September - though it might be worth considering investing in one of the 100 limited edition copies being sold at Forbidden Planet and available now.
"ZINZI DECEMBER FINDS PEOPLE. Even if they don't want to be found - like missing pop starlet Songweza. Trouble is, when you go turning over stones and digging up secrets it isn't long before the real truth comes to light. A truth the local crime lord, dark magician and beast master, will kill to keep hidden. In Lauren Beukes' shattered city, magic is horribly real and the criminal classes sport symbiotically linked animals. A stunningly original urban fantasy. "