Gateway Essentials: Pat Murphy

Today is the birthday of Nebula, Philip K. Dick, Theodore Sturgeon and World Fantasy Award-winning author Pat Murphy!

Pat Murphy is probably best-known for her Nebula Award-winning The Falling Woman:

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But she is also the author of a well-regarded body of work, going back over forty years to her first published story ‘No Mother Near’, which appeared in the October 1975 issue of Galaxy. Some of Murphy’s best short fiction is collected in Points of Departure, and those interested in exploring her work further would also be well advised to read her post-apocalyptic SF novel, The City, Not Long After.

We’ve written about Pat Murphy a number of times but for the best overview of her work and career on this site, you should proceed immediately to Kev McVeigh’s second ‘From the Attic’ article.

Happy Birthday, Pat!


You can find Pat Murphy’s work via her Author page on the Gateway website and read about him in her entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.