Six Wakes is a sci-fi novel. Set aboard a generation ship (an interstellar ship carrying crew and equipment required to set up a colony, or a new generation of humans), the story is a murder mystery. It describes six clones who are resurrected (or created) after their originals are murdered. Along these lines, the novel describes, in intricate details, the laws regarding cloning, and how that has affected society. It conveys political viewpoints through the beliefs of the clones (and people) and their implications through the story. Recommended to read. It is not a big novel, and one can finish it in a single sitting on a lazy day.