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Murphy, John P

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(?   -    ) US engineer and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Unintended Consequences" in Murphy's Blog for 11 March 2011, his best-known shorter work being the novella "The Liar" (March 2016 F&SF), whose protagonist finds that his routine dissimulations morph the world around him (see Horror in SF). Murphy's first novel, Red Noise (2020), is a Space Opera Western set on an Asteroid which seems to function as a Space Habitat; the protagonist is a Mysterious Stranger, a miner who disrupts the cowboy town whose inhabitants are responsible for cheating her of her rightful returns. [JC]

John P Murphy

born Morgantown, West Virginia


  • Red Noise (New York: Angry Robot, 2020) [pb/]


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