Mur Lafferty


Mur Lafferty is the author of The Shambling Guides series from Orbit, including The Shambling Guide to New York City and Ghost Train to New Orleans. She has been a podcaster for over 10 years, running award-winning shows such as I Should Be Writing and novellas published via podcast. She has written for RPGs, video games, and short animation. She lives in Durham, NC where she attends Durham Bulls baseball games and regularly pets two dogs. Her family regrets her Dragon Age addiction and wishes for her to get help. She tweets as @mightymur.


Bookburners Reread: Episode 1, “Book, Badge, and Candle”

Welcome to the Bookburners reread! Every week your stalwart guide will be rereading an episode of the exciting urban fantasy serial by Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty and Brian Francis Slattery.

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Awards Eligibility

Serial Box is so proud of all of the fantastic fiction we published in our inaugural year! Should anyone be inclined towards award nominations, here is a complete list of our eligible items.

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Announcing Bookburners Season 2!

June, 2016 will find our favorite detective-turned-magic hunter ready to take on demons, angels, and maybe even her lingering feelings for a certain teammate.

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New Episode! Bookburners Episode 15: “Things Lost”

With time running out, and the Hand growing stronger inside Sal, the only hope is to banish the demon back to his hellish domain.

From The Writers' Room

Mur Lafferty on writing Bookburners Ep 13: “Keeping Friends Close”

The best part about writing episode 13 was the feeling of pushing the boulder off the mountain so my fellow writers could guide its way down to its crushing climax.

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New episode! Bookburners Episode 13: “Keeping Friends Close”

After Sal, possessed by Hand, turns on her friends and teammates, Team Three has to decide whether she is a victim or a target.

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Bookburners Illustrated

When we wanted to see just what Sal, Asanti, and the whole Bookburnersteam might look like, we turned to Hong Kong born illustrator and comic book artist Yasmin Liang to work her magic.


Bookburners and Beginnings

Sal and the Bookburners may be on hiatus this week but the writers behind our demon-hunting serial are here chatting about Serial Box, collaborative fiction, and magic, oh my!

From The Writers' Room

Mur Lafferty on writing Bookburners Ep 10: “Shore Leave”

Ah, Episode 10. The episode I looked forward to the most, and the one that gave me the most headaches.

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New Episode! Bookburners Episode 10: “Shore Leave”

It’s Grace’s one day off a year and nothing will stop her from enjoying every last second of it: not Sal’s troubling sleepwalking, not the mysterious tour guide Aaron, not even the magical artifact spreading a time-slowing bubble across Rome.

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Mur Lafferty on writing Bookburners Ep 8: “Under My Skin”

My husband and I decided to cut the cable cord years ago, realizing we were using streaming services more and more. We missed it only a little bit, but I was out of the pop culture discussion in a lot of spheres.

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New Episode! Bookburners Episode 8: “Under My Skin”

The Team must travel to Las Vegas when the human canvases of a tattoo competition show start dying.

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