Japanese Cover of The Shambling Guide to New York City

This just in! I received the art for the Japanese translation of The Shambling Guide to New York City, and it’s amazing. I love how the city and Morgen are highlighted on the cover.

When I scaled it down, the fuchsia border color changed (I don’t have a good image editing program on the laptop) so here’s a link to the larger version  so you can see the color and detail.

io9 Book Club for September: The Shambling Guide to NYC!

I just found out that The Shambling Guide to New York City will be the io9 book club pick for September! I’m utterly thrilled about this, and if you haven’t gotten your copy yet, I encourage you to support my local indie book store, Chapel Hill Comics and get a signed copy!

Read io9’s review here.

The hero of Mur Lafferty’s Shambling Guide to New York doesn’t wear tight pants, tote a crossbow, or have the most special power ever. She doesn’t fall in love with any magical creatures, or have everybody smitten with her. She’s just a travel book editor trying to finish her supernatural guidebook on time, and we love her.

And the first person who can work in “counterpoint the surrealism of the underlying metaphor” into the discussion – seamlessly – will win an ARC of The Ghost Train to New Orleans

“…counterpoint the surrealism of the underlying metaphor…” Hm-hm. Death’s too good for them. ~ Vogon Captain, HHGG radio scripts Ep 2

Shambling Guide to New York City – SIGNED

I have worked with my local awesomesauce indie book/comic store, Chapel Hill Comics, to provide signed copies of my books to anyone who wants to purchase online. So if you don’t see yourself hitting any of the cons I’m attending (and there are only two left this year), this is the best way to get a signed copy.

Here is the link to the page, and thanks for supporting one of my favorite stores ever!

Signed books at Chapel Hill Comics!


Shambling Guide goodies at BEA!

There is a Shambling Guide to New York City map being given out at BEA this week, so pick one up if you can!

And to the 99% of you saying, “That’s great, Mur, but I’m not going to BEA!”* — Orbit has sent a downloadable map for you!

Check out New York from the monsters' eyes!

Check out New York from the monsters’ eyes!

* (It’s OK, neither am I.)

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From Booklist (Starred Review*)

Most new hires try to negotiate a higher salary. When Zoe takes a job editing a new travel-book series for Underground Publications, she needs to decide whether to get paid in hell notes, blood tokens, occult favors, or regular dollars. In Lafferty’s entirely believable world, New York City is secretly inhabited by vampires, zombies, fay folk, and assorted monsters. Public Works not only takes care of streets and sanitation, they are also responsible for keeping the balance between humans and “coterie”—the preferred term for nonhumans. Zoe’s pretty tough, and she thinks she can handle her assignment of creating a coterie guidebook to the city. But she’s ill-prepared for what awaits her in the underworld and soon finds herself succumbing to the erotic advances of an incubus coworker, tracking down raging zombies, and ultimately getting involved in an epic battle for the (literal) soul of the city. This is a funny, thoughtfully conceived, and thoroughly entertaining romp that will be a sure bet for urban-fantasy readers—and might even surprise people who don’t think they’d enjoy a paranormal novel.