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On Bedside Table of William Gibson: Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

Zoo CityWilliam GibsonThe following snippet is just too good to ignore. In an interview with Anna Metcalfe, William Gibson admits to keeping a copy of Lauren BeukesZoo City on his bedside table. Astute readers will recall that Gibson provides a well-deserved shout-out on Zoo City‘s front cover, where he maintains that Beukes is “very, *very* good”.

Who is your perfect reader?

Someone with an eclectic knowledge base, an anthropological point of view, and a sense of humour akin to my own.

What books are currently on your bedside table?

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes, Kill the Dead by Richard Kadrey, and Darwin’s Bastards, a book of short stories that I contributed to.

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