About Mothership Zeta

Mothership Zeta is the first ezine project to come out of Escape Artists (publisher of podcast magazines Escape Pod, Pseudopod, Cast of Wonders, and Podcastle). We are an ebook-only zine that focuses on new fiction with a fun undertone and reprints from the EA podcasts, along with nonfiction from experts in science fiction, science, and more!

Mothership Zeta’s team consists of Mur Lafferty, Sunil Patel, and Karen Bovenmyer.

Photo by JR Blackwell

Mur Lafferty is Editor in Chief. She is a veteran podcaster, editor, and award-winning author. She was the first co-editor of Pseudopod and has also had a hand in editing Escape Pod, where she still serves as part-time host. She is the winner of the John W. Campbell Award for best new author, the Parsec Award, and the Manly Wade Wellman Award. Her newest book, Six Wakes, is coming out in fall 2016, from Orbit books.

Karen Bovenmyer (Photo by Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University)

Photo by Christopher Gannon

Karen Bovenmyer is Assistant Editor. She is an academic, writer, and teacher at Iowa State University. Her poetry, short stories, and novellas have appeared in the Pop Fic Review anthology, The Crimson Pact anthologies (3 & 5), Bonnie Stufflebeam’s Art & Words Show, Stonecoast Review, The Red Rose Review, Devilfish Review, ZingaraPoet, Festival Writer, Crossed Genres Magazine, The Were-Traveler, QSF’s Discovery anthology, Abyss & Apex Magazine and is forthcoming in Meercat Press’s My Cruel Invention anthology and Evil Girlfriend Media Shorts. She is a graduate of the Stonecoast Popular Fiction MFA from the University of Southern Maine.