John Shirley


A seminal Cyber Punk writer, and probably the first (at least according to William Gibson).

Quotes:

"Cyberpunk's Patient Zero, first locus of the virus, certifiably virulent" -- William Gibson
"Most of the science-fiction writers who later got called 'cyberpunks' were, and are, at heart really nice, middle-class, white guys. They have some pretty strange ideas, but in their private lives they dress and act like industrial-design professors. John Shirley was a total bottle-of-dirt screaming dogcollar yahoo." -- Bruce Sterling
"John Shirley, in his early days, was the kind of guy who was visibly orthogonal to the human species." -- Bruce Sterling
"Flesh eating zombies don't make me sick brain eating executives make me sick." -- John Shirley on Twenty Eight Days Later (<http://www.locusmag.com/2003/Reviews/Shirley07_28Days.html>)

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