Ghost Train to New Orleans

By Mur Lafferty (Trade Paperback, 2014)
COULD YOU FIND A MUSEUM FOR A MONSTER?
OR A JAZZ BAR FOR A JABBERWOCK?

Zoe Norris writes travel guides for the undead. And she's good at it too -- her new-found ability to talk to cities seems to help. After the success of The Sbambling Guide to New York City, Zoe and her team are sent to New Orleans to write the sequel.

Work isn't all that brings Zoe to the Big Easy. The only person who can save her boyfriend from zombism is rumored to live in the city's swamps, but Zoe's out of her element in the wilderness. With her supernatural colleagues waiting to see her fail, and rumors of a new threat hunting city talkers, can Zoe stay alive long enough to finish her next book?
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    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316221146

    • On Sale Date: 03/04/2014

    • Publisher: Orbit

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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COULD YOU FIND A MUSEUM FOR A MONSTER?
OR A JAZZ BAR FOR A JABBERWOCK?

Zoe Norris writes travel guides for the undead. And she's good at it too -- her new-found ability to talk to cities seems to help. After the success of The Sbambling Guide to New York City, Zoe and her team are sent to New Orleans to write the sequel.

Work isn't all that brings Zoe to the Big Easy. The only person who can save her boyfriend from zombism is rumored to live in the city's swamps, but Zoe's out of her element in the wilderness. With her supernatural colleagues waiting to see her fail, and rumors of a new threat hunting city talkers, can Zoe stay alive long enough to finish her next book?

Mur Lafferty is a writer, podcast producer, gamer, geek, and martial artist. Her books include The Shambling Guide to New York City, Ghost Train to New Orleans, Playing For Keeps, Marco and the Red Granny, and The Afterlife Series. She is the host of the award winning podcast I Should Be Writing, and the host of the Angry Robot Books Podcast. She is the winner of the 2013 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Personally, she loves to run, practice kung fu (Northern Shaolin five animals style), play Skyrim and Fallout 3, hang out with her fabulous geeky husband and their eleven year old daughter.
  • "Lafferty's writing has an easy style that draws the reader in... She manages to shape the well-worked clay in entertaining new ways." (Publishers Weekly on The Ghost Train to New Orleans).

  • Mur Lafferty's debut novel is a must-read book for those who like their urban fantasy fast, furious, and funny. Terrific stuff! (Kat Richardson on The Shambling Guide to New York City).

  • This is a great start to what promises to be one of the gems of the comic urban fantasy crown.  The Shambling Guide sets the wonderful world of the supernatural--and the slightly more esoteric world of travel guide publishing--on its ear, and the result is nothing short of delightful. (New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire).

  • An engagingly funny, and fun, romp through NYC. You'll love Zoe... to bits (New York Times bestselling Tobias S. Buckell on The Shambling Guide to New York City).

  • "Shows exactly why so many writers have been buzzing about Mur Lafferty for so many years: an unbeatable mixture of humor, heart, imagination, and characterization. I want to live in Mur's New York." (Cory Doctorow on The Shambling Guide to New York City).

  • "Without Mur Lafferty, the SF genre would be a much duller place.  Mur is constantly inventive, always great fun and deserves every success." (Paul Cornell on The Shambling Guide to New York City).

  • "A wild ride through the secret side of New York City, Mur Lafferty's mighty debut is urban fantasy the way it should be: fast, funny, with bags of action and characters you'll love. A total delight from cover to cover."
    (Adam Christopher on The Shambling Guide to New York City

    ).

  • "The Shambling Guide to New York City is a monstrously fun romp by one of our most engaging new authors."
    (Tim Pratt

    ).

  • Wit, style and plenty of sardonic dialogue, like Douglas Adams writing an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (Financial Times).

  • "Zombies and vampires and golems, oh my! The Shambling Guide to New York City rounds up the biggest cast of the undead and never-quite-alive ever to appear in a single novel, along with a wisecracking heroine whose picture belongs over the dictionary entry for spunky. This is a comic tour-de-force by a writer who lives and breathes popular culture. Mur Lafferty is throwing a monster party and you're invited."
    (James Patrick Kelly, Hugo and Nebula Award Winner

    ).

  • If Buffy grew up, got therapy and found a real job, it would look like this. (Scott Sigler).

  • "Mur Lafferty is a bright, shining light in speculative fiction. She brings a warm, humourous and startling fresh voice to the genre in The Shambling Guide to New York City."
    (Kaaron Warren

    ).

  • Well-written and immersive...a travel series you'll definitely want to stick with. (SFX).

  • Looking for a very different kind of travel guide?  One that shows you the real Manhattan?  The one the tourists haven't discovered yet, but the vampires and the watersprites have?  Then The Shambling Guide to New York City is just what you need!

    With really interesting restaurant recs and sightseeing suggestions, and unusual (to say the least) takes on the Statue of Liberty and Grant's Tomb, it's got everything you need to know for the trip of a lifetime--or longer!  And with the smart and intrepid Zoe to show you around, how could you possibly get in trouble?  I give it 5 Michelin stars and 8 Zombie Planet Thumbs Up (with real thumbs)!
    (Connie Willis).

  • Now THIS is the urban fantasy heroine we want. (i09 on The Shambling Guide to New York City ).

  • "A wild ride through the secret side of New York City, Mur Lafferty's mighty debut is urban fantasy the way it should be: fast, funny, with bags of action and characters you'll love. A total delight from cover to cover." (Adam Christopher on The Shambling Guide to New York City).

  • "The Shambling Guide to New York City is a monstrously fun romp by one of our most engaging new authors." (Tim Pratt).

  • "Zombies and vampires and golems, oh my! The Shambling Guide to New York City rounds up the biggest cast of the undead and never-quite-alive ever to appear in a single novel, along with a wisecracking heroine whose picture belongs over the dictionary entry for spunky. This is a comic tour-de-force by a writer who lives and breathes popular culture. Mur Lafferty is throwing a monster party and you're invited." (James Patrick Kelly, Hugo and Nebula Award Winner).

  • "Mur Lafferty is a bright, shining light in speculative fiction. She brings a warm, humourous and startling fresh voice to the genre in The Shambling Guide to New York City." (Kaaron Warren).

  • "Looking for a very different kind of travel guide?  One that shows you the real Manhattan?  The one the tourists haven't discovered yet, but the vampires and the watersprites have?  Then The Shambling Guide to New York City is just what you need!

    With really interesting restaurant recs and sightseeing suggestions, and unusual (to say the least) takes on the Statue of Liberty and Grant's Tomb, it's got everything you need to know for the trip of a lifetime--or longer!  And with the smart and intrepid Zoe to show you around, how could you possibly get in trouble?  I give it 5 Michelin stars and 8 Zombie Planet Thumbs Up (with real thumbs)!" (Connie Willis).

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Ghost Train to New Orleans
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 352
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316221146
  • On Sale Date: 03/04/2014
Ghost Train to New Orleans