Updated January, 2017

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Six Wakes out January ’17

Six Wakes

New! My first science fiction thriller, it’s a murder mystery in space.
It was not common to awaken in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood.

At least, Maria Arena had never experienced it. She had no memory of how she died. That was also new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died.

Maria’s vat was in the front of six vats, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it could awaken. And Maria wasn’t the only one to die recently…

“This is one of the cleverest and most exciting murder mysteries I have ever read. The confined space of the colony ship Dormire is filled with feisty and memorably strange characters who bounce off one another in ways that vary from the comic to the horrific. You like ideas in your science fiction? Lafferty does for clones what Asimov did for robots. Six Wakes will keep you turning pages right up to its startling climax. Mur Lafferty scores in this, her best book!”―James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards on Six Wakes

“Mysterious and tense . . . . I wish I wrote this book.”―New York Times bestselling author Chuck Wendig on Six Wakes

“Lafferty keeps the reader guessing and throws in just enough twists and turns to keep us on the edge of our seat . . . . I loved this book and am excited to read what Lafftery has in store for us next.”―Barnes & Noble Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog on Six Wakes



New! The critically acclaimed urban fantasy about a secret team of agents that hunts down dangerous books containing deadly magic—previously released serially online by Serial Box, now available in print for the first time!

Magic is real, and hungry. It’s trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, and only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Detective Sal Brooks is a survivor. She joins a Vatican-backed black-ops anti-magic squad—Team Three of the Societas Librorum Occultorum—and together they stand between humanity and the magical apocalypse. Some call them the Bookburners. They don’t like the label.

Written by Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Brian Francis Slattery, and me!

“Sheer enormous fun!” (Naomi Novik, author of the New York Times bestselling Temeraire series)

“Bookburners is worth getting hooked on!” (Pop. Edit. Lit. blog)

“Recommended for those looking for a breezy, entertaining and exciting fantasy read.” (Booklist)

“As much fun as binge-watching a full season of a Showtime series.” (Publishers Weekly)



Cover art by Pablo Defendini

The Afterlife Series 6: Stones

The long-awaited final book in The Afterlife Series that started with Heaven, now it ends with Stones.

Kate and Daniel are back for one final adventure! After giving up their powers to exist peacefully as the sun and moon, the couple are distressed to find that a cultish group of children have taken it upon themselves to search for the dead gods in a most disturbing way. The failed gods try to meddle once more, and find themselves on their most rewarding journey yet through The Reach, a new afterlife.

Available via ebook from the author.
(Smashwords) (Amz)

Cover art by Jamie McKelvie

Cover art by Jamie McKelvie

The Shambling Guides 2: Ghost Train to New Orleans

Zoe Norris writes travel guides for the undead. And she’s good at it too — her new-found ability to talk to cities seems to help. After the success of The Shambling Guide to New York City, Zoe and her team are sent to New Orleans to write the sequel.

Work isn’t all that brings Zoe to the Big Easy. The only person who can save her boyfriend from zombism is rumored to live in the city’s swamps, but Zoe’s out of her element in the wilderness. With her supernatural colleagues waiting to see her fail, and rumors of a new threat hunting city talkers, can Zoe stay alive long enough to finish her next book?

Available via paperback, ebook, and audiobook.
(Amz) (BN) (Indie) (Waterstones) (Audible)

Cover art by Jamie McKelvie

Cover art by Jamie McKelvie

The Shambling Guides 1:
The Shambling Guide to New York City

Zoe Norris is a human returning to her hometown in disgrace, wishing to get a new job in publishing. After many strikeouts, she finds the perfect-sounding job, only it happens to be at a publishing company that writes travel books for monsters.

Oh yeah, and monsters are real, too.

Available via paperback, ebook, and audiobook.
(Amz) (BN) (Indie) (Waterstones) (Audible)

“This is a great start to what promises to be one of the gems of the comic urban fantasy crown. The Shambling Guide sets the wonderful world of the supernatural–and the slightly more esoteric world of travel guide publishing–on its ear, and the result is nothing short of delightful.” (New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire)

“Shows exactly why so many writers have been buzzing about Mur Lafferty for so many years: an unbeatable mixture of humor, heart, imagination, and characterization. I want to live in Mur’s New York.” (Cory Doctorow)

“This is a comic tour-de-force by a writer who lives and breathes popular culture. Mur Lafferty is throwing a monster party and you’re invited.”
(James Patrick Kelly, Hugo and Nebula Award Winner)

“I give it 5 Michelin stars and 8 Zombie Planet Thumbs Up (with real thumbs)!”
(Connie Willis, Hugo and Nebula Award Winner)

“The hip, knowing and sometimes hysterically funny narrative, interspersed with excerpts from the guide of the title, lurches along in splendid fashion. Combine wit, style and acute observation: the result is irresistible.” (Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Charming debut… an enjoyable tour of the city’s supernatural side.” (Publishers Weekly)

The Shambling Guide to New York City shows that Mur Lafferty has something different to bring to the urban fantasy genre.” (Gavin Pugh,

Afterlife Paperbacks for sale!

Heaven – $9.99

Hell – $9.99

Earth – $9.99

Wasteland – $9.99

War – $9.99

Stones – $9.99

If you would like signed copies, contact me directly. (mightymur at gmail)

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