The John Shirley papers consist of
material related to Shirley's 1989 collection of short stories,
includes galley proofs and annotated typescripts. Also included is the original introduction
to the work written and printed out by author William Gibson.
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.
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