from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A river, about 483 km (300 mi) long, of south-central Austria, northeast Slovenia, and northern Croatia, where it flows into the Drava River.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mouse.
- n. See mure.
- n. A catarrh; a severe cold in the head and throat.
- n. An epizoötic disease, having some resemblance to smallpox, which affects cattle and sheep, and is said to have been transferred to man.
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"Mur" is French for "wall" - and we assume you can deduce the rest.
The race is defined by the brutal 1300 metre 'Mur de Huy' - 'Mur' is French for wall and the riders have to hoist themselves around its 26\% hairpin three times; the average gradient is 9\% with the finish right at the top of the third ascent.
How ‘Playing for Keeps’ developed as a novella, then a novel and then into a potential sequel (which Mur is writing as her NaNoWriMo project).
I can completely see where Mur is coming from though – it is a lot of talk about weird esoteric historical crap that has nothing to do with moving the action in the book – it is talking heads: Hiro and the Librarian.
And the place in the Cantrev where he dwelt, was a palace of his in a spot called Mur y Castell, on the confines of Ardudwy.
Many of those “few others” went omitted from the “Early Adopters” such as Mur Lafferty, Michael R. Mennenga, Evo Terra, Chuck Tomasi, Kreg Steppe, C.C. Chapman, Rob Walch, and Todd Cochrane.
Time magazine talks about publishing's Next Wave, Podcasting Your Novel, and profiles with J.C. Hutchins (7th Son), Scott Sigler (Contagious), Mur Lafferty (Playing for Keeps), and podiobooks. com founder, Evo Terra,.
Mur Lafferty has written for over 15 role-playing games, one textbook, one book on podcasting, and several magazines.
Mur Lafferty: Dear Avatar: Coraline is still better.
Mur Lafferty has a nice roundup of Hugos and podcasts.