February 18th, 2018


Six Wakes, by Mur Lafferty

A murder mystery in spaaaaaaaaace!

Six Wakes

Orbit, 2017, 400 pages

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....

Clones, locked rooms, suspiciously snarky AIs, and an immortal Queen of Vengeance.

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