Six Wakes (Paperback)

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In the future, where cloning humans upon death is legal, six clones with criminal pasts are tasked with safely transporting a cargo full of cryo-induced passengers to colonize a new planet. They are promised a clean slate upon arrival, as long as they can survive the long journey without incident. The story begins with all six crew members waking up as fresh clones, meaning that they all died, or more correctly were murdered, around the same time. With no memory of what happened, they find out that their clones were created with a memory map from right before the space mission began. As it turns out, that was almost 25 years ago. With the cloning bay sabotaged by the killer, they must figure out who it is before they are killed again for good. Six Wakes is a murder mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end. Along the way, you learn more about each clone’s past life, the connections between them, and who is capable of murder.

— Rebecca, Atlanta


Nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel 2018Nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel 2018
In this Hugo nominated science fiction thriller by Mur Lafferty, a crew of clones awakens aboard a space ship to find they're being hunted-and any one of them could be the killer.
Maria Arena awakens in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. She has no memory of how she died. This is new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died.
Maria's vat is one of seven, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it can awaken. And Maria isn't the only one to die recently...

Unlock the bold new science fiction thriller that Corey Doctorow calls Mur's "breakout book."

About the Author

Mur Lafferty is a writer, podcast producer, gamer, runner, and geek. She is the host of the podcast I Should Be Writing and the co-host of Ditch Diggers. She is the winner of the 2013 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She is addicted to computer games, Zombies, Run!, and Star Wars LEGO. She lives in Durham, NC with her husband and daughter.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316389686
ISBN-10: 0316389684
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: January 31st, 2017
Pages: 400
Language: English