Zoo City Lau­ren Beukes, 2010

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The novel that took the bur­geon­ing new wave of non- Euro­pean SF ( for want of a snap­pier moniker) main­stream also an­nounced the ar­rival of a ma­jor new tal­ent. Lau­ren Beukes’ sec­ond novel is the tale of Zinzi De­cem­ber, who has been “an­i­malled” with a sloth fa­mil­iar as the re­sult of crimes com­mit­ted in the past. Both a fan­tas­ti­cal vi­sion of a near- fu­ture Johannesburg, and a book rooted in deep anger at the in­equal­i­ties of post- apartheid South Africa.

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