Broken Monsters seems to be in a similar vein to The Shining Girls, i.e., paranormal crime-noir (sorry for throwing the genre-ball!). Is this a conscious direction you are moving in, to perhaps garner more mainstream attention? And will you ever return to the Moxyland/Zoo City style of writing?
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[I don't know if my answer is really relevant to the question, but I felt a bit fooled by this book. I didn't look up Beukes earlier work, which perhaps I should have. I thought it was a GREAT crime/thriller story up until the point where everything suddenly went Twin Peaks on me and I had to read several more pages to finally understand that no, this isn't a dream, it isn't just one of the characters screwed up by some psychotropic drug or what not, this is actually a turn of events in the book that totally leaves every single bit of normalcy behind, like a sad person standing in the fumes of a car speeding away. So I didn't like it. If it needed this kind of content I would have prefered it being embedded in the book earlier on, not just by "the dream" which clearly could be interpreted as just a sick mind. Oh well, my two cents. (hide spoiler)]
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell I think sometimes authors get the urge to write certain stuff--maybe inspired by life events or personal matters--especially if they aren't happy or comfortable with their current genres. A lot of my favorite authors started out writing something totally different than what they write now, and they have little niche groups for each of their genres. I think it's cool when authors experiment, especially when they are as talented as Ms. Beukes! Whatever she writes, I shall read! :)