Episode 555-With Mur Lafferty

On September 20, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

STATION ETERNITY by Mur LaffertyThis week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Mur Lafferty, author of STATION ETERNITY.

About STATION ETERNITY: Amateur detective Mallory Viridian’s talent for solving murders ruined her life on Earth and drove her to live on an alien space station, but her problems still follow her in this witty, self-aware novel that puts a speculative spin on murder mysteries, from the Hugo-nominated author of Six Wakes.

From idyllic small towns to claustrophobic urban landscapes, Mallory Viridian is constantly embroiled in murder cases that only she has the insight to solve. But outside of a classic mystery novel, being surrounded by death doesn’t make you a charming amateur detective, it makes you a suspect and a social pariah. So when Mallory gets the opportunity to take refuge on a sentient space station, she thinks she has the solution. Surely the murders will stop if her only company is alien beings. At first her new existence is peacefully quiet…and markedly devoid of homicide.

But when the station agrees to allow additional human guests, Mallory knows the break from her peculiar reality is over. After the first Earth shuttle arrives, and aliens and humans alike begin to die, the station is thrown into peril. Stuck smack-dab in the middle of an extraterrestrial whodunit, and wondering how in the world this keeps happening to her anyway, Mallory has to solve the crime—and fast—or the list of victims could grow to include everyone on board…

About Mur Lafferty: Mur Lafferty is a podcaster and writer from Durham, NC. She made her name with podcasting (I Should Be Writing, The Angry Robot Podcast, and Escape Pod, the premier SF podcast magazine) and has written for magazines, roleplaying games, and audio and video podcasts.

She’s the author of I Should Be Writing, Six Wakes, The Shambling Guides, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Station Eternity and part of the team that writes Bookburners. Mur is a Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick award finalist/nominee. She won the 2018 Best Fancast Hugo Award for her Podcast Ditch Digers, the Astounding Award for Best New Writer (Formerly Campbell Award), the Manly Wade Wellman Award (2014 & 2015) for The Shambling Guides 1 & 2, and was the Inaugural inductee into the Podcast Academy Hall of Fame.

Her nonfiction essays have appeared in Knights of the Dinner Table, and on the podcast The Dragon Page.

She lives in Durham, NC, with her husband, a college student, and a dog who threatens to love them to death.

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