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Red Noise

Caught up in a space station turf war between gangs and corrupt law, a lone asteroid miner decides to take them all down.

Cowboy Bebop meets A Fistful of Dollars

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Available on June 9, 2020.
SKU: AR9780857668523

When an asteroid miner comes to Station 35 looking to sell her cargo and get back to the solitude she craves, she gets swept up in a three-way standoff with gangs and crooked cops. Faced with either taking sides or cleaning 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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