Six Wakes

By Mur Lafferty

Published by Orbit Books

Book cover for Six Wakes

Maria Arena awakens in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. She has no memory of how she died. This is new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died. Maria's vat is one of seven, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it can awaken. And Maria isn't the only one to die recently...

Description

On a space ship far from earth, someone is murdering the crew. And the crew’s newly awakened clones will have to find their killer–before he strikes again!

Maria Arena awakens in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. She has no memory of how she died. This is new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died. Maria’s vat is one of seven, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it can awaken. And Maria isn’t the only one to die recently…

Reviews

…a taut, nerve-tingling, interstellar murder mystery with a deeply human heart. NPR


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

Blurbs

Mysterious and tense … . I wish I wrote this book. New York Times bestselling author Chuck Wendig


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