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Shirley, John 1953-

Works: 158 works in 319 publications in 2 languages and 9,212 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Fantasy fiction  History  Interviews  Horror tales  Science fiction  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Film editor, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Translator
Classifications: PS3569.H558, 791.4372
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The crow by Alex Proyas ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resurrected on Devil's night, a year after his murder, Eric is back for revenge against the men who killed him and his fiancee
Wetbones by John Shirley ( )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Richard M Sherman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crackpot inventor Caractacus Potts lives in the English countryside with his two children and their dotty grandfather. Potts's various inventions, including Toot Sweets, a candy/whistle, backfires. But then Potts restores a junked race car, affectionately named "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". Chitty flies, floats, and generally thwarts efforts by Baron Bomburst to capture her
Crawlers by John Shirley ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Something insidious is unleashed when a nanotechnology project goes horrifically wrong. Advertising. Author publicity
Demons by John Shirley ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a post-apocalyptic, near-future world, evil demons roam the Earth, torturing any humans they encounter, while Ira, a young San Francisco artist, joins forces with a powerful young seeress to end the reign of terror
Bleak history : a novel by John Shirley ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As far as Gabriel Bleak is concerned, talking to the dead is just another way of making a living. It gives him the competitive edge to survive as a bounty hunter, or "skip tracer," in the psychic minefield known as New York City. Unfortunately, his gift also makes him a prime target. A top-secret division of Homeland Security has been monitoring the recent emergence of human supernaturals, with Gabriel Bleak being the strongest on record. If they control Gabriel, they'll gain access to the Hidden -- the entity-based energy field that connects all life on Earth. But Gabriel's got other ideas. With a growing underground movement called the Shadow Community -- and an uneasy alliance of spirits, elementals, and other beings -- Gabriel's about to face the greatest demonic uprising since the Dark Ages. But this time, history is not going to repeat itself. This time, the future is Bleak. Gabriel Bleak
Superman IV the quest for peace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archvillain Lex Luthor, determined to make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel, the radiation-charged Nuclear Man. The two super-powered foes clash and Superman saves the Statue of Liberty, repulses a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna, rebuilds the demolished Great Wall of China and performs many more spectacular feats
A splendid chaos : an interplanetary fantasy by John Shirley ( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gurdjieff : an introduction to his life and ideas by John Shirley ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Gurdjieff: An Introduction to His Life and Ideas, novelist and storyteller John Shirley offers a lively, deeply felt exploration of the man and his thought. Shirley brings together much of what we know of Gurdjieff's early life and education. Surveying the teacher's methods and the lives of his leading pupils, Shirley delineates the importance of the oral tradition in Gurdjieff's teachings and how it is carried on today."--BOOK JACKET
Black glass : the lost cyberpunk novel by John Shirley ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taking the fall for his younger brother, Richard Candle went from being cyber cop to condemned criminal. After four years of UnMinding-, his mind suppressed, his body enslaved-he's released to discover his brother has slipped back into the underworld of the V-Rat, the virtual reality addict. Meanwhile, Candle's harried by the murderous Grist, the head of the world's biggest multinational. But his real enemy is something else: a conscious program, the Multisemblant, a meld of copied personalities, the dark side of five powerful people, with its own brutal agenda. Human society is sinking ever deeper a mire of escapism but Richard Candle, looking for his missing brother, fights his way through the real world of underground stock markets, flying guns, the trash-walled labyrinth of Rooftown and the fringe of the fringe
Bioshock : rapture by John Shirley ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A prequel to the video-game franchise explains how the technologically advanced undersea city called Rapture came to be and how it eventually devolved into a chaotic dystopia
Everything is broken by John Shirley ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty-year-old Russ arrives in the northern California town of Freedom to visit his dad. Freedom has peculiarities other than its odd name: the local mayor''s ideas of "decentralization" have left it without normal connections to state or federal government and minimal public services. Russ meets an interesting young woman, Pendra, but before he can get to know much about Freedom or its people, a savage tsunami strikes the West Coast. The wave of human brutality that soon hits the isolated town proves more dangerous to the survivors than the natural disaster. Russ, his father, Pendra, and the other townsfolk must tap all their courage and ingenuity - and find strength they never knew they had - if they have any hope of living to find real freedom!
Constantine by John Shirley ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renegade occultist and paranormal detective John Constantine teams up with skeptical L.A. policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister
Living shadows : stories new and preowned by John Shirley ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first section contains nonfantastic accounts of the darker side of humanity, including the quietly creepy The Sewing Room, in which a woman discovers that her husband is a serial killer and is tormented by her conflicting responsibilities to her family and to justice, and Seven Knives, a brutal tale born from the author's experiences of moral bankruptcy and narcissism in Hollywood. In the second section are stories with fantastic elements
The sheriff of Fractured Jaw ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy/Western about a refined English gentleman who became sheriff of the toughest town this side of Tombstone and the blonde saloon owner who taught him how
Black butterflies : a flock on the dark side by John Shirley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resident evil, retribution : the official movie novelization by John Shirley ( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead
New Cthulhu : the recent weird by Elizabeth/ Gaiman, Neil/ Kiernan, Caitlin R./ Laidlaw, Marc/ Langan, John Bear ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the early twenty-first century the best supernatural writers no longer imitate Lovecraft, but they are profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos he created. New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird presents some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction--bizarre, subtle, atmospheric, metaphysical, psychological, filled with strange creatures and stranger characters--eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing."--P. [4] of cover
Doom : a novelization by John Shirley ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A team of elite space marines travels to a distant planet to battle demonic monsters
Really, really, really, really weird stories by John Shirley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirty-seven short stories of science fiction, fantasy, horror, erotica, and suspense
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.13 for Crawlers / ... to 1.00 for Dear Forum ...)
Alternative Names
Shirley, John
Shirley, John P. 1953-
Shirley, John Patrick 1953-
シャーリー, ジョン
English (119)
German (2)