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Red Noise

Call her Jane if you need a name

Just remember…

She’s not here to make friends

Cowboy Bebop meets A Fistful of Dollars

File Under: Science Fiction [ Jane Got a Gun | Gangster’s Paradise | Debts and Deceptions | There Shall Be Blood ]

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Broke and out of fuel, a wildcat asteroid miner comes to Station 35 looking to sell her cargo and get back to the life of solitude she craves. Instead, the cheating thieves who run the place leave her deep in debt.

Desperate to get away, she finds herself swept up in a three-way standoff between gangs and crooked cops. Faced with the decision to take sides or clean out the Augean Stables, she breaks out the flamethrower…

Release Date



9th June 2020 | 9780857668523 | epub & mobi | £4.99/$6.99/$7.99

US Print

14th July 2020 | 9780857668479 | Trade Paperback | $14.99/$16.99

UK Print

14th July 2020 | 9780857668479 | Paperback | £9.99

Goodreads URL Read & Review

“Murphy skillfully transports spaghetti western tropes to a lawless space station in this action-packed debut.… This fast, fun space western is pure entertainment.”
– Publishers Weekly

“John P. Murphy’s Red Noise is a snarky, grungy, hyperkinetic space romp that reads like a Neal Stephenson novel collided with a VHS copy of A Fistful of Dollars at high speed. The pacing is taut, the characters are vivid, bad-ass, and zany, the dialogue is razor-sharp, and the whole thing is just plain fun.”
– Marko Kloos, author of the Frontline series

“Stylish, funny, action-packed, cinematic, Red Noise is the wise-cracking, gravity-defying, bullet-lasering Yojimbo-in-space you’ve been waiting for. John Murphy is a master of tight plots and unforgettable characters.”
– Ken Liu, award-winning author of The Grace of Kings 


John is an engineer and writer living in New Hampshire with his partner and two ridiculously fluffy cats. His previous work, The Liar, was shortlisted for a Nebula Award for Best Novella in 2016. He was a SFWA Director-at-Large until 2018 and is now the Short Fiction Committee Chair. He has a PhD in Engineering and a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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