John Shirley





John Shirley

Author profile


born
in Houston, Texas, The United States
February 10, 1953

gender
male

website

genre


About this author

John Shirley is the author of more than a dozen books, including Demons; Crawlers; City Come A-Walkin’; Really, Really, Really, Really, Weird Stories; and the classic cyberpunk trilogy A Song Called Youth: Eclipse, Eclipse Penumbra, and Eclipse Corona. He is the recipient of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award and won 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 groups. A principal screenwriter for The Crow, Shirley now devotes most of his time to writing for television and film. Visit the author’s website at www.darkecho.com/JohnShirley


John Shirley isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

ATOMIC ORIGAMI TURNS GRAPHENE SHEETS INTO NANO MACHINES*


Atomic

origami

turns graphene

sheets

into

nano

machines;

its folds are

what it does

and

indeed

what it it means;

Graphene

is a lattice

of carbon atoms

that’s as thin

(just as thin)

as anything

can be (as anything can be!)

yet also strong,

flexible and

very, very…

conductive–

…how very, very

instructive–

It is to me.


LINK TO ARTICLE

Read more of this blog post »
Like  •  0 comments  •  flag
Published on July 30, 2015 10:47
Average rating: 3.86 · 23,759 ratings · 1,755 reviews · 164 distinct works · Similar authors
BioShock: Rapture
by
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,294 ratings — published 2011 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Constantine: The Hellblazer...
by
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 688 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Constantine
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 448 ratings — published 2005
Rate this book
Clear rating
Eclipse (A Song Called Yout...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 397 ratings — published 1985 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
City Come a-Walkin'
by
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 341 ratings — published 1980 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Batman: Dead White
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 344 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Demons
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 344 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Black Butterflies
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 268 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bleak History
3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 268 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Wetbones
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 1991 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by John Shirley…

Eclipse Eclipse Penumbra Eclipse Corona
A Song Called Youth (3 books)
by
4.0417163289630516 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 839 ratings

Borderlands: The Fallen Borderlands: Unconquered
Borderlands (2 books)
by
3.3904382470119523 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 251 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“If the modern world were a patient in my care... I would diagnose it suicidal." - Dr. Sofia Lamb”
John Shirley, BioShock: Rapture

“No Gods Or Kings. Only Man. -Andrew Ryan”
John Shirley, BioShock: Rapture

“He liked living simply. And he liked living alone. He had grown to dislike physical affection. It was intrusive, and it bullied his self esteem, because he wasn't good at it.”
John Shirley, Obsessions

Polls

What horror read shall we have for our 4th quarter of 2012 group read?

 
  3 votes, 60.0%

 
  2 votes, 40.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

comments and details
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Sword and Laser: Any fans of tie-in fiction? 99 246 Jul 18, 2012 03:45PM  
The Next Best Boo...: This topic has been closed to new comments. The Title Game 20568 13671 May 30, 2013 12:53PM  
The Sword and Laser: Has anyone read that BioShock: Rapture novel? 2 178 Jul 23, 2013 10:43PM  
Reading with Style: Author Chains 49 96 Aug 02, 2014 03:03PM  
Reading with Style: This topic has been closed to new comments. RwS Completed Tasks - Summer 2014 1235 115 Aug 31, 2014 09:03PM  
The 104 Book Chal...: Lindsay's List of Books 89 45 Dec 31, 2014 06:41PM  
Kindle English My...: Book Chain Reaction 425 67 Jul 20, 2015 09:32AM  
Horror Aficionados : * What Have You Just Read? 8673 2154 12 hours, 47 min ago  
Horror Aficionados : SALE! EBooks, Newly Released, Discounted, & FREEBIES! 26763 3189 1 hour, 22 min ago  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite John to Goodreads.