John Shirley
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John Shirley

John Shirley won the Bram Stoker Award for his story collection Black Butterflies, and is the author of numerous novels, including the best-seller DEMONS, the cyberpunk classics CITY COME A-WALKIN', ECLIPSE, and BLACK GLASS, and the urban fantasy novel BLEAK HISTORY.

He is also a screenwriter, having written for television and movies; he was co-screenwriter of THE CROW. He has been several Year's Best anthologies including Prime Books' THE YEAR'S BEST DARK FANTASY AND HORROR anthology, and his nwest story collection is IN EXTREMIS: THE MOST EXTREME SHORT STORIES OF JOHN SHIRLEY. His novel BIOSHOCK: RAPTURE telling the story of the creation and undoing of Rapture, from the hit videogame BIOSHOCK is out from TOR books; his Halo novel, HALO: BROKEN CIRCLE is coming out from Pocket Books.

His most recent novels are DOYLE AFTER DEATH, a dark fantasy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the afterlife, and WYATT IN WICHITA, a historical novel about the young Wyatt Earp.

He is also a lyricist, having written lyrics for 18 songs recorded by the Blue Oyster Cult (especially on their albums Heaven Forbidden and Curse of the Hidden Mirror), and his own recordings.

John Shirley has written only one nonfiction book, GURDJIEFF: AN INTRODUCTION TO HIS LIFE AND IDEAS, published by Penguin/Jeremy Tarcher.

Other John Shirley story collections include BLACK BUTTERFLIES, IN EXTREMIS, and LIVING SHADOWS.

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    • Bioshock: Rapture

    • Bioshock, Book 1
    • By: John Shirley
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It was the end of World War II. America's sense of freedom was diminishing - and many were desperate to take that freedom back....

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    • YAAY! Finally . . . Wait, What!?

    • By Jason on 06-29-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Halo: Broken Circle

    • Halo, Book 13
    • By: John Shirley
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 791
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    Witness an untold chapter in Halo lore as John Shirley's Halo: Broken Circle takes us to the dawn of the Covenant and the fateful first bargain between the Prophets and the Elites....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By karey on 01-13-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Eclipse

    • A Song Called Youth, Book 1
    • By: John Shirley
    • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    The ongoing Third World War has left parts of Europe in ruins. Into the chaos steps the Second Alliance, a multinational eager to impose its own kind of New World Order....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic dystopian cyber-punk

    • By LAllman on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Wyatt in Wichita

    • A Historical Novel
    • By: John Shirley
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
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    Wyatt in Wichita fuses historical fact with fiction, following the adventures of the young Wyatt Earp....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing Short of a Masterpiece

    • By Wynne McLaughlin on 10-07-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Demons

    • By: John Shirley
    • Narrated by: John Shirley, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      3 out of 5 stars 32

    In a future uncomfortably close to the present day, the apocalypse has surpassed all expectations....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious and not what I expected

    • By Laurie on 06-28-04

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Everything Is Broken

    • By: John Shirley
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twenty-year-old Russ arrives in the northern California town of Freedom to visit his dad. Freedom has peculiarities other than its odd name....

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