You could get your short story included in Lauren Beukes’ next book, Zoo City, to be published by Angry Robot in May 2010. All you have to do is set your story in the universe of Lauren’s debut novel, Moxyland.
The competitionwas launched at the Science Fiction Convention in Montreal on Friday, and the three winners will be announced at the FantasyCon convention in Nottingham, England in September.
The competition is being run in conjunction with authonomy.com, and Moxyland is available to read for free there while the competition is running.
Moxyland is South African Beukes’ debut novel. Set in the near future it is a thriller about technological progress and the freedoms it removes. It tells the story of four characters who live in a world where online identity is at least as important as physical identity.
Author Lauren Beukes said: “A book stops being yours the moment it ventures out on its own in public and gets read by other people. I love the idea of people being able to play with Moxyland, to put their own spin on the world and the characters, remix and transmute them into new and exciting things I wouldn’t have thought of.”
More information to come – but see AngryRobotBooks for more info! (And the comp is worldwide – no restrictions on Australians or anyone else entering.)
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