Friday, February 10, 2017

What is Mur Lafferty reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Mur Lafferty, author of Six Wakes.

Her entry begins:
I usually juggle several books, since I'm reading one via audiobook in the car and something on my tablet and probably a physical book on my nightstand. Right now I'm reading two.

I'm listening to Hardcore Zen, which is supposedly a look into Zen Buddhism by Brad Warner, a monk who's also a punk rocker. I had high hopes, but the audio quality is terrible (he recorded it himself for a variety of reasons, he explains at the beginning). The first chapter is essentially "Here are the thousands of things Zen Buddhism is not." It's a little frustrating. But I'm...[read on]
About Six Wakes, from the publisher:
A space adventure set on a lone ship where the clones of a murdered crew must find their murderer -- before they kill again.

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...
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