I’ve been waiting a while for this novel. (I’ve been aware of Lafferty as a blogger and author through Twitter for quite some time.) The novel still isn’t out, of course, but here is the synopsis and cover art for Lafferty’s novel:
Because of the disaster that was her last job, Zoe is searching for a fresh start as a travel book editor in the tourist-centric New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position though, Zoe is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can’t take off her resume — human.
Not to be put off by anything — especially not her blood drinking boss or death goddess coworker — Zoe delves deep into the monster world. But her job turns deadly when the careful balance between human and monsters starts to crumble — with Zoe right in the middle.
The Shambling Guide to New York City will be published by Orbit in May 2013. I’m really looking forward to this.