I’d like to wish Lauren Beukes my utterly ecstatic congratulations on winning the Arthur C. Clarke award for Zoo City last night!
As a South African I’m particularly proud of her – this is a really amazing thing for South African writers and writing, and for the budding ‘genre’ that is South African speculative fiction. Lauren Beukes changed the way I saw SA fiction when she released Moxyland in 2008, doing away with the unfortunate stereotype that SA fiction is ‘all about Apartheid’ – the impression a lot of South Africans got from reading only the dense, painful political fiction prescribed in schools and universities. But Lauren and other writers have proven that SA fiction, while still political (as it should be) can also be awesome, edgy and fun.
In celebration of Lauren’s win I’m giving away a copy of Zoo City – the really cool edition with an award-winning cover. Designed by artist Joey Hi-Fi, it won best cover art at the British Science Fiction Awards.
To enter, subscribe to Violin in a Void (if you haven’t already) using either the email subscription or WordPress subscription functions, and leave a comment on this post. Subscribing via RSS feed or similar doesn’t count and such entries will be ignored.
Entries close on 12 May. The winner will be chosen using random.org and notified via email. Good luck!
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Looking forward to the free read 🙂
You have to win it first, lol 🙂
Changed my RSS subscription to email. The cover is beautiful! I bought the ebook on Amazon a while back, and it’s sitting on my Kindle with that accusing look every time I choose to read something else. I would love a physical copy. =)
Thanks Kahlan 🙂 You can always switch back later of course; this is just the easiest way for me to keep track of entries because WordPress gives me a list of active subscribers.
It is such an amazing cover. I probably would have read it based on that alone! It makes a physical copy almost a necessity.
I am not too familiar with South African fiction so I would love a chjance to get acquainted.
Great giveaway! Please enter me 🙂
I love the cover! I haven’t seen many South African books and I’m happy she won the award! Congrats to her!
I have a wordpress subscription.
Subscribed! Great to hear she won the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Hope I win it. 🙂
I’m already a subscriber. Please enter me!
Ooh looks good! I’m an email subscriber.
Hope I can get around to reading it this month.
Is that an entry? I recall you mentioning that you bought the eBook…
I hope its an entry.
Yes i bought the eBook when you posted it being on sale when it was nominated.
Ok cool, just wasn’t sure if you wanted to enter or if you were only mentioning your plan to read it 🙂
I have subscribed to the email.
As a South African, I was thrilled to read about this win on another blog and have seen some good reviews as well.
I am ashamed to admit that I did not know about Lauren Beukes at all before this happened.
Pleae enter me in the giveaway.
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