…keeps everyone away! I thought it might be fun to write up a description of a little writing challenge I set to myself this year. I’ve been thinking a lot about my writing habits, which have gotten pretty spotty as my day job has gotten more stressful, and also about the nature of creativity: it’s […]
I need you to understand that there are no answers here.
If you’re here looking for what you heard me read, you can find my Spooky Hour reading, the short story No Body, online for free here (under “Selected Fiction” up top). Or, my High Noon space western was from my novel RED NOISE, available all over the place. Happy reading!
There’s been a rash of mischief, or discussion of mischief, around short fiction submissions lately, and I find myself repeatedly saying the same things in different venues. For the sake of convenience, addressed to you, new writer, here is all my blather in one place. The first thing to understand is the role a short […]
Murphy skillfully transports spaghetti western tropes to a lawless space station in this action-packed debut. Publisher’s Weekly The ebook and audiobook versions of my debut science fiction novel Red Noise are out and available to download and start reading or listening right now! Red Noise is the story of an asteroid miner who just wants […]
“Corrupt thieving son of a hemorrhaging leech!” Herrera contributed. “Whoremongering shitwhistle! Just… Fuck that guy.”
“Herrera!” Takata scowled at the Miner. “See? You get him all worked up and he starts saying the ‘fuck’ word.”
Less than a week to go until Readercon 30. I’ll be there all weekend if you want to stop and say hi or attend one of my panels, my reading, or my kaffeeklatsch! Here’s where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing: Friday 8:00 PMSalon C – Reading: John P. MurphyI’ll be reading from my […]
Just a quick thing, for those of you who will be in Boston next week — Boskone 56 will be going on, and looks to be a lot of fun! I’ve got a couple of panels talking about some of my favorite topics with some of my favorite people, and what promises to be a fun […]
My Nebula-nominated novella The Liar is now available as a standalone ebook and paperback!
Just a quick post, for the curious. I’ve got a complete first draft of my science fiction novel RED NOISE, ready for beta-reading. 97,000 words, and (if I do say so myself) quite good. It’s a bit of a departure from my other work, to be sure, but it was exactly the right thing for […]