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John Shirley

(John Patrick Shirley)
USA (1953 - )

aka John Cutter, D B Drumm

John Shirley is the author of more than a dozen books including City Come A-Walking, Really Really Really Really Weird Stories (a collection of short fiction), and the newly reissued classic cyberpunk "A Song Called Youth" trilogy-Eclipse, Eclipse Corona, and Eclipse Penumbra. He is the recipient of the Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror Guild Award for his collection Black Butterflies. Shirley has fronted punk bands and written lyrics for his own music, as well as for Blue Oyster Cult and other bands. A principal screenwriter for The Crow, Shirley now devotes most of his time to writing for television and film.
 
Series
Kingdom ComeThe StalkersTo Kill a ShadowRoad War
Border WarTerminal Road
 
Song Called Youth
1. Eclipse (1985)
2. Eclipse Penumbra (1988)
3. Eclipse Corona (1990)
A Song Called Youth (omnibus) (2012)
EclipseEclipse PenumbraEclipse CoronaA Song Called Youth
 
Borderlands
1. The Fallen (2011)
2. Unconquered (2012)
3. Gunsight (2013)
The FallenUnconqueredGunsight
 
BioShock
Rapture (2011)
Rapture
 
Watch Dogs
1. Dark Clouds (2014)
 
Series contributed to
ConstantineWarlordSubterranean
 
Dead White
 
Forever Midnight
 
Steel Egg
 
Retribution
 
Z-Boyz in the Robot Graveyard
 
The Icy Touch
 
Non fiction
GurdjieffNew Taboos: Plus...
 
Anthologies containing stories by John Shirley
Universe 6Universe 9Shadows 4The Second Omni Book of Science Fiction
Between Time and TerrorThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Third Annual CollectionDead End - City Limits: An Anthology of Urban FearMidnight Graffiti
PredatorsThe Earth Strikes BackFear ItselfForbidden Acts
Dark LovePawn of ChaosCyber-KillersThe Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams
100 Twisted Little Tales of TormentTechnohorror: Tales of Terror, Suspense, and Intrigue
 
Short stories
Silent Crickets (1975)
Tricentennial (1976)
Under the Generator (1976)
Will the Chill (1979)
The Belonging Kind (1981) (with William Gibson)
Triggering (1982)
The Unfolding (1985) (with Bruce Sterling)
Ticket to Heaven (1987)
Six Kinds of Darkness (1988)
Equilibrium (1989)
Screens (1989)
Pearldoll (1990)
Ash (1991)
"I Want to Get Married!" Says World's Smallest Man (1992)
Where It's Safe (1992)
The Rubber Smile (1993)
Barbara (1995)
War and Peace (1995)
You Hear What Buddy and Ray Did? (1995)
In the Cornelius Arms (1996)
What Would You Do for Love? (1998)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Wings Burnt Black (1998)


Awards
Bram Stoker Best Collection winner (1999) : Black Butterflies: A Flock on the Dark Side
Bram Stoker nominee (1999) : What Would You Do for Love?


Links to other websites
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John Shirley recommends
The Flock
The Flock (2006)
James Robert Smith
"The Flock is just amazingly fun to read."
Codename Prague
Codename Prague (2011)
(Scikungfi Trilogy, book 2)
D Harlan Wilson
"This intense mixture of giddy activity, cyberpunk essences, avant fusion and social satire may make your head spin at an accelerated rate. Actual brain damage is unlikely, in most cases."



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