Imagined Futures

“Those who don’t remember history are doomed to repeat it. Those who can’t imagine the future are doomed to fuck it up.”

Lauren Beukes explores how fiction is a model our brains run to explore other lives and possibilities, overcome issue fatigue and fire our cultural imagination.

http://2012.dconstruct.org/conference/beukes/

Lauren Beukes is the author of Zoo City, which won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke award. That’s because it’s bloody brilliant. Seriously, if you haven’t read it, grab a copy now.

Her first novel, the excellent near-future dystopia Moxyland, was set in Cape Town, where Lauren lives with her husband and daughter. Her next book, The Shining Girls, will be set in Chicago and feature a time-travelling serial killer.

As well as being a novelist, Lauren is a journalist and has collaborated on television and comic book projects.

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