Campbell Award winner Mur Lafferty!
The Hugo Awards were presented this past weekend at Worldcon — as was the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, which, we’re thrilled to report, was won by our own Mur Lafferty!
“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.” — Kirkus (starred review)
“Lafferty … introduces a spirited, indomitable heroine who is bound to be a favorite of urban fantasy devotees.” — Library Journal (starred review)
“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.” — Booklist (starred review)
“Shambling Guide is a mash-up of the workplace comedy and the standard urban fantasy “saving the world” type stuff. … [Zoe is] seriously the kind of heroine we need more of in urban fantasy: smart and resourceful.” — io9
“[T]here’s love, war, humor and a lot of heart, and by the time it’s done, you know exactly why so many writers have been buzzing about Mur Lafferty for so many years. It’s as strong a debut as I can remember reading, and I can’t wait for the follow-on volumes.” — Boing Boing
“[A] hilariously enjoyable tale.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer
Mur is chatting with readers on io9 today; stop by and ask your questions!
Congratulations to Mur, Seanan, and the rest of the Hugo Award winners!