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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!

Lafferty_ShamblingGuidetoNYC-TPWe published Mur’s book THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY (US | UK | AUS)  back in May, and it garnered some stellar reviews:

“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!

Orbit author Mira Grant (as Seanan McGuire) also shared a Hugo Award for her work on the SF Squeecast podcast.

Congratulations to Mur, Seanan, and the rest of the Hugo Award winners!

  1. Michael J Sullivan

    September 5, 2013
    at 11:14 am

    Congratulations to Mur – I was pulling for you.

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