John Shirley

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John Shirley is an American science fiction and horror writer of novels, short stories, and television & film scripts.

  • "Not tripping on acid most of the time -- just now and then. (I am sure acid slowed my maturation as a writer.) What Clarion did was give me objective viewpoints on my stuff, inured me (as much as I know how to be) to editorial input, kicked my whiny little writer's ego in the ass a few times which is very necessary. It exposed me to the wisdom of numerous talented fellows like Harlan and Robert Silverberg and the late Avram Davidson. Ursula LeGuin was there, too, and I'm sure I learned from her."