Books by Mur Lafferty

SIX WAKES by Mur Lafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"You have to wonder why, given Lafferty's manifest talent for humor, she didn't simply play it for laughs. Still, readers easily captivated and not overly concerned with structural dependability will find much to entertain them."
The fantasist author of the hilarious The Shambling Guide to New York City (2013) ventures into science-fiction horror. Read full book review >
THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY by Mur Lafferty
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 28, 2013

"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."
From the author of Playing for Keeps (2008), a comedic fantasy about monsters and New Yorkers—and, as residents will be unsurprised to learn, monsters who are New Yorkers. Read full book review >
NANOVER: HACKED by Mur Lafferty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

Book tie-in to massively multiplayer online game. Sophomore Lucas Nelson has perfected a data-mining program that can crack open even the most secure system. When information from his creation is used to plant falsified material in a major research lab, Lucas must face the culprits in the Nanovor universe, made up of microscopic creatures that live inside computer systems and battle for supremacy. The authors, working off gamemeister Jordan Wesiman's concept, waste no space on character development, packing pages of action into this thin volume, and rightly so: The appeal to fans and reluctant readers overpowers any literary necessities. Cleverly named creatures have powerful-sounding special abilities, and there's an abundance of goofy science projects for humorous touches. Dr. Sapphire's barely-there mentoring adds a witty adult without distracting from the pell-mell plot. Skillfully avoiding literary pitfalls while focusing on the target demographic, the team delivers a decent read. (Science fiction. 9-12) Read full book review >