EMail: lxbeckett @ gmail.com
Praise for Gamechanger
“…a delightful pinball machine of a book recalls the whiz-bang joy and gleeful innovation of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash.” – Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
“ … Beckett’s debut is richly imagined, fast-paced climate change fiction. The predictions for our future feel shockingly real but still make one wish the virtual reality technology and the prosocial ideologies were available now. Readers will delight in the nonbinary characters, LBGTQ relationships and identities, and the land acknowledgment statement at the end of the book.” Highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review
“A thought-provoking cautionary tale that will, hopefully, compel readers to see the condition of our civilization and our planet with more clarity and understanding.A visionary glimpse into the future—the narrative equivalent of a baseball bat to the skull.” – Kirkus Reviews
Praise for “Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling.”
“… an intriguing take on what can happen when social prestige becomes the measure of influence. ” –Tangent Online
” …very ambitious, taking on the social credit idea as well as questions about the nature and morality of Tala’s art, and the dangers and potential benefits of various chemical enhancements, including longevity and enhanced creativity.” –Rich Horton, Locus
Toronto author and editor L.X. Beckett writes fiction by day and creeps out at night to beat up wayward manuscripts. Their superpowers are amplified by fine prose, strong espresso, and world-saving technologies. Lex loves to be followed on Twitter at @LXBeckett. They’re probably reading this over your shoulder right now.
Toronto author and editor L.X. Beckett frittered their youth working as an actor and theater technician in Southern Alberta before deciding to make a shift into writing science fiction. Their first novella, “Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling,” appeared in the July/August issue of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 2018, and takes place in the same universe as their 2019 novel Gamechanger. Lex identifies as feminist, lesbian, genderqueer, married, and Slytherin. An insatiable consumer of mystery and crime fiction, as well as true crime narratives, they can be found on Twitter at @LXBeckett or at the Lexicon, http://lxbeckett.com.