John P. Murphy is a short fiction author whose work includes the novellas The Liar (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 2016; Nebula Award finalist) and Claudius Rex (included in The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2015, Prime Books, 2015). His short fiction has appeared in a number of venues including The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nature, and The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast.

John attended the Viable Paradise workshop in 2010. He has a PhD in engineering for his work in multi-robot coordination and control. He lives in New Hampshire with his fiancee and two ridiculously fluffy cats. His website can be found at and he can be found swearing on Twitter at @dolohov.