John Shirley





John Shirley


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

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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

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Tried to give GAME OF THRONES another chance but when they entertained us tonight by having a pack of vicious dogs tear apart a baby, they crossed a line, and I have ceased watching again.


When I’ve complained about a television program that is sadistic, using cruelty for entertainment without any balance, without any moral center to refer to, someone says, “But oh John, you have published some...

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Constantine: The Hellblazer...

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Constantine

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Eclipse (A Song Called Yout...

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Batman: Dead White

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City Come a-Walkin'

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Demons

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Black Butterflies

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Bleak History

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“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

“I believe in no God, no invisible man in the sky. But there is something more powerful than each of us, a combination of our efforts, a Great Chain of industry that unites us. But it is only when we struggle in our own interest that the chain pulls society in the right direction. The chain is too powerful and too mysterious for any government to guide. Any man who tells you different either has his hand in your pocket, or a pistol to your neck. —Andrew Ryan”
John Shirley, BioShock: Rapture

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