Brighton SF with Brian Aldiss, Lauren Beukes, and Jeff Noon

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    “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.

    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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  2. Hanselminutes Technology Podcast - Creating Science Fiction with “Zoo City” author Lauren Beukes

    Scott is in New Zealand this week speaking at Webstock and spoke to the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke award winning author of "Zoo City," Lauren Beukes. What’s her process? How does she keep it all straight and how do you know when to stop? Lauren shares how she works, how she things and discusses her upcoming projects as well as writing for comics.

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  3. Brian Aldiss: The Original Frankenstein book launch

    The launch of The Original Frankenstein, a Bodleian Library publication, took place in the Divinity School on 7 October 2008. Brian Aldiss, the well-known author of science-fiction, was the guest of honour.

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  4. World Book Club: Brian Aldiss

    British sci-fi writer Brian Aldiss talks to Harriett Gilbert and a studio audience as well as listeners from around the world about his novel Greybeard.

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  5. Interview with Lauren Beukes « The Skiffy and Fanty Show

    South Africa is on the literary attack. This week we talk to Lauren Beukes about her novel, Zoo City, which was recently released in the United States.

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  6. BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs, Brian Aldiss

    Roy Plomley’s castaway is novelist and critic Brian Aldiss.

    Favourite track: Sonata In A by Franz Schubert

    Book: Rasselas by Dr Samuel Johnson

    Luxury: Time machine

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  7. Lauren Beukes and her broken monsters

    Lauren Beukes is a sensational author, her knowledge of the arts and culture is a force to be reckoned with. Her love of new people, places, conversation and exchange of ideas is what makes her such a rich and colourful person to have on the show. This shines from the pages of her new book BROKEN MONSTERS. It’s been a year since The Shining Girls which catapulted Beukes into wider recognition so how does it feel writing something of such stature after the success of The Shining Girls? Lauren also sheds new light on new cities, old cities and what she loves the most about London, Cape town and her newest city of all, Detroit.

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  8. One of the Hottest Books of The Summer…

    Bill Leff visits with Lauren Beukes, author of one of the hottest book of the summer The Shining Girls. Set in Chicago, it features a time traveling serial killer who eventually has the tables turned on him.

    Lauren will be appearing at the Printer’s Row festival this Sunday, June 9th at ‘The Fierce Woman’ Panel also featuring Julia Keller and Laura Caldwell.

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  9. The Shining Girls Is The Time Traveler’s Wife, Plus Stabbing

    In the latest installment of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy author Lauren Beukes talks about her new serial killer thriller The Shining Girls.

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