In this episode, we interview 2012 John W. Campbell nominee Mur Lafferty who is a writer, podcast producer, editor, gamer, geek, and martial artist. She also makes a mean martini. Her books include Playing For Keeps, Nanovor: Hacked!, Marco and the Red Granny, and The Afterlife Series. Her podcasts are many. Currently she is the editor of Escape Pod magazine, the host of I Should Be Writing, and the host of the Angry Robot Books Podcast. She also does a show with her daughter, Mad Science with Princess Scientist. She writes a column for the gaming magazine The Escapist, and in the past she's written for Knights of the Dinner Table, Games Quarterly, Suicide Girls, and Anime Insider.

She runs, practices kung fu (Northern Shaolin five animals style), plays Skyrim, hangs out with her fabulous geeky husband and her nine year old daughter.