Zoo City and Moxyland – Cyberpunk With a Fresh Twist

August 8, 2011 · Posted in Art & Entertainment, Books & Comics · Comment 

A couple of months ago I ran into an article lamenting the poor visibility of female authors in the field of sci-fi, especially new ones. It made me go “Pfft, that can’t be right! Of course there’s a lot of new female sci-fi authors I know, like… umm… uh oh.” This was definitely a situation that required fixing. I have a lot of sci-fi and fantasy fans in my (online) circles, so I posed them a question: give me your list of the most interesting female sci-fi authors from the last 10 years.

I got a bunch of names, and amongst them a couple of strong suggestions to check out Lauren BeukesZoo City and Moxyland. That turned out to be the most interesting dose of cyberpunk I’ve read in ages.

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