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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.

Genres: Science Fiction, Horror

Song Called Youth
1. Eclipse (1985)
2. Eclipse Penumbra (1988)
3. Eclipse Corona (1990)
A Song Called Youth (omnibus) (2012)
1. The Fallen (2011)
2. Unconquered (2012)
3. Gunsight (2013)
Rapture (2011)
Watch Dogs
1. Dark Clouds (2014)
Series contributed to
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by John Shirley

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)

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

John Shirley recommends
The Flock
The Flock (2006)
James Robert Smith
"The Flock is just amazingly fun to read."

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."

Dr. Potter's Medicine Show (2017)
Eric Scott Fischl
"A powerful alchemical elixir concocted of post Civil War historical fiction, dark fantasy, Felliniesque flavoring."

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