Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum’s next film Passengers is coming out later this year, but it appears that he’s set his sights on a new project: an adaptation of Lauren Beukes’ novel, The Shining Girls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
If you're a science fiction writer in South Africa, you can get your story judged by Lauren Beuekes and maybe win a cash prize along with publication.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.