Oh cool! There's been a bit of a quiet period online for mighty Mur Lafferty of late, and now the reason for that quiet period is out. Mur is taking over the editor post for Escape Pod, the hugely popular science fiction podcast magazine. Mur will be taking over from founder and original host Steve Eley when the show reaches its fifth anniversary episode.
This is some very cool news. It's been an odd time for SF and fantasy friendly podcasts in recent months, and this is certainly a step in the right direction for the continued growth of the medium. Mur has to be one of the most enthusiastic and hard working podcasters out there, with her extremely well-received podcast I Should Be Writing, as well as the huge amount of free fiction she has given away. Projects have included Playing For Keeps (also released as a novel by Swarm Press), the Heaven series and more, as well as voice work for other shows. She certainly knows her stuff, and as a fan of both her and Escape Pod, I'm really pleased with this news :)
(You can read the full post about Mur taking over at Escape Pod over at The Murverse).