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Mur Lafferty

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About Mur Lafferty

  • Six Wakes: Finalist for the 2018 Philip K. Dick Award
  • Ditch Diggers: Finalist for the 2017 Best Fancast Hugo Award
  • Mur Lafferty: Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
  • The Shambling Guides 1 & 2: Winner of the Manly Wade Wellman Award (2014 & 15)

“one of the worst-kept secrets in science fiction and fantasy publishing.” – Cory Doctorow via BoingBoing

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Welcome to Mur Lafferty’s ever-changing website where you can find podcasts, my books, my nonfiction, and various and sundry other things.

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

Six Wakes is out now!

Bookburners by Mur Lafferty and others

Bookburners Season One is out now!

My books are available in stores, online retailers, and through this site. The two newest, Six Wakes, a clone murder mystery in space, and Bookburners, a collaboration effort about a group of demon hunters for the Vatican, both came out January, 2017.

The Shambling Guide to New York City won the 2014 Manly Wade Wellman Award, and I was lucky enough that its sequel, Ghost Train to New Orleans, won the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award! More info about my books here.

I’ve been a podcaster for 13 years, starting in December, 2004, and since then I’ve won the Podcast Peer Award, three Parsec Awards, and in 2015 I was inducted into the Podcaster Hall of Fame. My show Ditch Diggers was nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Fancast. My longest running show is I Should Be Writing (12 years strong as of February 2018!)

I’ve been the editor of Pseudopod, Mothership Zeta, and am currently the co-editor of Escape Pod (with Divya Breed).

Other Sundries:

My nonfiction essays have appeared in Knights of the Dinner Table, The Escapist, and on the podcast The Dragon Page.

I live in Durham, NC, with my husband and teen daughter.

In January, 2014, I graduated from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine with an MFA in popular fiction.

The best way to contact me is via email – mightymur AT gmail, and I will do all I can to get back to you, but I can’t promise a quick turnaround. I am most social-networkingly connected at Twitter (@mightymur), and am not on Facebook because it’s evil.

Snail Mail:

Mur Lafferty
8311 Brier Creek Parkway
Ste 105274
Raleigh, NC 27617


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