About John P. Murphy

Hi! My name’s John and I’m a speculative fiction/mystery writer. My work has appeared in venues including Nature Magazine, F&SF, Daily Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, and the Drabblecast. (For a full list of my fiction, much of which is free online, see this page) My story THE LIAR was a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novella.

I’m a member of SFWA (in which I served a term as a Director-at-Large), the Codex writer’s group, and the New Hampshire Writers Project, and I’m a graduate of the Viable Paradise writing workshop, class of 2010. You may have run into me at Arisia, Boskone, Granite State ComicCon, or Readercon.

I’m from West Virginia originally, lived briefly in Osaka, and now reside in New Hampshire. I have a PhD in engineering (coordination and control of multi-robot systems).

Contact me using the form above, or by email to my first name at johnpmurphy.net, and I’ll be happy to get back to you.

(Fun fact: The Google Alert on my name turns up obituaries on a weekly basis!)

2 thoughts on “About John P. Murphy

  1. Just finished “Claudius Rex” and enjoyed it immensely — well deserving for insertion into the “best” anthologies for which it has been chosen. Have you considered getting an agent to shop the story as the basis for a movie screenplay?

    Also looking forward to the novel sequel. Anything further on that timeline?


    1. Hi Ron, I’m glad you liked Claudius Rex! I’ve been talking to agents off and on, shopping around the sequel and similar projects. Novellas are hard to sell sequels for, I’m finding, but there are a few avenues open. I’m hoping to have news this year.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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