Review: Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
4 Stars , Reviews / February 23, 2017

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty is a cohesive blend of science fiction, mystery and thriller. It starts off strong with a new crew of six clones awaking under mysterious circumstances. They quickly realize their memories are not fully up to date, and it looks like it is quite apparent at least some┬áthem were murdered (thus triggering these new clones to emerge as their replacements). So, when you wake up with no memories and realize the entire crew (your previous selves) has died, how does one solve the mystery of what happened? And what do you do about it if you solve it? So many questions! The story is told from the varying crew member’s perspectives as well as through some flashback chapters that help clue us in a bit more about who these crew members are, and why they are on this ship. Another interesting thing to note, all of the crew members have some kind of criminal┬áhistory, so their pasts are not necessarily the ho-hum expected. The clone technology and laws around it in this open many interesting ethical questions. Clones must be registered, and there can only be one instance of a clone alive at a time. On…