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John Shirley papers
MS 398  
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Description
The John Shirley papers consist of material related to Shirley's 1989 collection of short stories, Heatseeker, and includes galley proofs and annotated typescripts. Also included is the original introduction to the work written and printed out by author William Gibson.
Background
John Shirley is an American writer of novels, short stories, television scripts, screenplays and songs. He is considered to be one of the originators of cyperpunk fiction, a subgenre of science fiction characterized by advanced technological societies in a dystopian future, or "high tech low life." He is also known for writing horror fiction, singing in a number of punk bands, and writing songs for the band Blue Öyster Cult.
Extent
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research.