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« on: April 28, 2011, 04:38:36 PM »

Escape Pod Special Episode- The Arthur C. Clarke Award Winner!

You heard it here first, folks, we have an exclusive interview and book excerpt from this year’s Arthur C. Clarke award winner, Lauren Beukes, author of Zoo City (Angry Robot Books)!
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Zoo City explores a present day, but alternate, Johannesburg, and follows the story of Zinzi December, one of the animalled – people who are psychically bonded with animals due to crimes they have committed in the past. Zinzi has a talent for finding lost things, but when she is asked to take on a missing persons case, her life becomes increasingly more complicated and she discovers that beneath the seedy underbelly of Zoo City, things can – and do – get a lot worse.

Rated PG-13 for talk of sex workers and street violence.



Listen to this week’s Escape Pod!
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 10:57:52 AM »

So this interview accomplished two things:

1) Made me want to pick up Zoo City

2) Made me think: Stop screwing around and finish the damn novel, already!

Thanks EP and Ms. Beukes!
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 11:39:31 AM »

As an aside?  I'm in this. Sort of. There's a series of soundbites from characters in various places and I know Lauren through Lee at Angry Robot and...well...I sort of work for the Johannesburg Police now:) So yeah, it's a tiny little thing but I got a huge kick out of it:)
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 01:02:25 PM »

I really appreaciate things like this since it is always nice to hear about great new books. That being said after listening i am pretty sure that Zoo City isnt for me, it just didnt sound that interesting
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011, 11:23:12 PM »

Heh, I had the dead opposite reaction. I can't wait to read it, sounds fascinating.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2011, 02:49:41 PM »

This definitely made me want to read Zoo City. Borders.com, here I come Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011, 08:23:22 AM »

Hey thanks for the interview, EP.  Smiley  Before I buy any more books though, I think I'd better read through all the clearance books I've bought elsewhere that have filled my bookshelf, as well as my magazine subscriptions that I've fallen months behind on reading.  Tongue

It's neat that you were able to get in a sneak interview without the author knowing why.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2011, 08:28:30 AM »

I bought Zoo City (five dollars on my Kindle!) and am enjoying it immensely thus far.  Thanks, Escape Pod!
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011, 08:36:07 AM »

Got it out of the library and it's next on my pile of books to read. Let's see what it's like...
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