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Publication Order of A Song Called Youth Books

Eclipse (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eclipse Penumbra (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eclipse Corona (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bioshock Books

BioShock: Rapture (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Borderlands Books

Borderlands: The Fallen (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Borderlands #2: Unconquered (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Borderlands: Gunsight (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cleve Trewe Western Books

Axle Bust Creek (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gunmetal Mountain (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hot Blood Books

Hot Blood Tales of Erotic Horror (By:Robert Bloch,,Richard Christian Matheson,Harlan Ellison,Theodore Sturgeon,,Chet Williamson,Lisa Tuttle,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,Richard Matheson,Steve Tem,Ray Garton,Rex Miller,,F. Paul Wilson,,,,,,,Michael Newton) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror (With: ,,Richard Laymon,,,Stephen Gallagher,Chet Williamson,Graham Masterton,Ray Garton,Rex Miller,Karl Edward Wagner,,,Lucy Taylor,,John Byrne,,,Grant Morrison) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hottest Blood (With: ,Graham Masterton,Nancy Holder,Steve Tem,Rex Miller,Bentley Little,,,,,,Grant Morrison,,,John Edward Ames,,Matthew Costello) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly After Dark (By:Jack Ketchum,Max Allan Collins,,Graham Masterton,Edo Van Belkom,Steve Tem,Bentley Little,Edward Lee,Lucy Taylor) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seeds of Fear (By:,,,,P.D. Cacek,,Rex Miller,Bentley Little,Edward Lee) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear the Fever (By:Jack Ketchum,,Alan Brennert,Graham Masterton,P.D. Cacek,Tom Piccirilli,Edward Lee,Lucy Taylor,,,,,,Wendy Rathbone) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss and Kill (By:Max Allan Collins,Brian Hodge,Graham Masterton,Nancy Holder,Ray Garton,Rex Miller,,,,,,O'Neil de Noux) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crimes of Passion (By:Lawrence Block,Robert J. Randisi,Brian Hodge,Joyce Carol Oates,Ramsey Campbell,Brian Lumley,Tom Piccirilli,,,,,,John Edward Ames) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Blood X (By:Lawrence Block,Barbara Collins,Max Allan Collins,Robert J. Randisi,Brian Hodge,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,Nancy Holder,Bentley Little,,,,,,O'Neil de Noux) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Attractions (By:Max Allan Collins,,Brian Hodge,Graham Masterton,P.D. Cacek,Nancy Holder,Yvonne Navarro,Edo Van Belkom,,Christa Faust,Matthew V. Clemens,,,O'Neil de Noux,John Edward Ames) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange Bedfellows (By:Graham Masterton,Christa Faust,Marv Wolfman,Ilsa J. Bick,Catherine Dain,,,Michael Bracken,,J.F. Gonzalez,Dave Zeltserman) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Passions (By:Ed Gorman,,Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,Graham Masterton,,P.D. Cacek,,Steve Niles,,,,,,,,,Dave Zeltserman) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stranger by Night (By:Brian Hodge,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,Yvonne Navarro,Edo Van Belkom,Brian Lumley,Tom Piccirilli,Christa Faust,Edward Lee,Lucy Taylor,,,,,Wendy Rathbone) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Specialist Books

as John Cutter
A Talent for Revenge (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manhattan Revenge (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sullivan's Revenge (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Psycho Soldiers (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maltese Vengeance (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big One (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vendetta (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One-Man Army (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance Mountain (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beirut Retaliation (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Vengeance (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sundown Riders Books

Prairie Fire, Kansas (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Trail Drive Books

Red Trail (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Too-Late Trail (By:Matthew P. Mayo,Ralph Compton) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Trail of the Gunfighter Books

with Jeff Rovin, Ralph Compton
Broken Rider (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Traveler Books

as D.B. Drumm
First You Fight (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kingdom Come (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stalkers (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Kill a Shadow (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Road War (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Border War (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road Ghost (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terminal Road (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stalking Time (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell on Earth (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children's Crusade (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prey (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Dancers (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Vince Bellator Books

as John Cutter
Firepower (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wildfire (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Watchdogs Books

Watch Dogs: Dark Clouds (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dracula in Love (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Transmaniacon (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City Come A-Walkin' (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brigade (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cellars (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Splendid Chaos (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Darkness Waiting (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Hole of Carcosa (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three-Ring Psychus (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wetbones (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silicon Embrace (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demons (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The View from Hell (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
...And the Angel with Television Eyes (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spider Moon (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crawlers (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doom (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other End (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Glass (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bleak History (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everything Is Broken (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crow (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doyle After Death (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wyatt in Wichita (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dying Machine (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stormland (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Sorcerer of Atlantis (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
SubOrbital 7 (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

What Would You Do for Love? (1998)
Her Hunger (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Heatseeker (With: ) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Noir (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Exploded Heart (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Butterflies (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Really, Really, Really, Really Weird Stories (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness Divided (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living Shadows (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Extremis (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infernally Yours (2011)
Lovecraft Alive! (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weirdbook #42: Special John Shirley Issue (With: ) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Feverish Stars: New and Uncollected Stories (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Gurdjieff (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Savvy Studio Owner (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Taboos (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Gleanings (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Aliens Collections

The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Six (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Aliens (Dark Horse) Books

Steel Egg (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Batman Books

with Robin Wasserman, Andrew Vachss, Neal Barrett Jr., Matt Wagner, Craig Shaw Gardner, Dave Gibbons, Michael Reaves, , Devin Grayson, , , Ty Templeton, , Jeph Loeb, , , , Jim Starlin, Jamie Delano, , Brian Azzarello, Tracy Hickman, , , Alex Irvine, , , Simon Hawke, , , Richard Wenk
Batman: Dead White (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Grimm Books

The Icy Touch (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Halo Books

Broken Circle (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oblivion (By:Troy Denning) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of John Constantine Hellblazer Novels Books

with Mat Johnson, Jamie Delano, Brian Azzarello
Constantine (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warlord (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Subterranean (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Predator Books

Forever Midnight (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Resident Evil Books

Retribution (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Zombies vs. Robots Books

Z-Boyz in the Robot Graveyard (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Smart Pop Books

Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show (By:Scott Westerfeld,Charlaine Harris,Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,Kevin Andrew Murphy,Christie Golden,Sherrilyn Kenyon,Nancy Holder,Lawrence Watt-Evans,David Brin,Jacqueline Lichtenberg,Jean Lorrah,Laura Resnick,Sarah Zettel,Nancy Kilpatrick,Michelle West,,,,,Roxanne Longstreet Conrad,Jennifer Crusie) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix (By:David Gerrold) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Five Seasons of Angel: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire (By:Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,Peter S. Beagle,Laura Anne Gilman,Sherrilyn Kenyon,Nancy Holder,Jacqueline Lichtenberg,Jean Lorrah,Josepha Sherman,Laura Resnick,Michelle Sagara West,Candace Havens,,Steven Harper,,,Roxanne Longstreet Conrad,,Jennifer Crusie) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Would Sipowicz Do? Race, Rights and Redemption in NYPD Blue (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (With: Stephen Baxter,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,Adam Roberts,Susan Sizemore,,Jacqueline Carey,Vox Day,Cory Doctorow,A.M. Dellamonica,,,,Maria Alexander) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Navigating the Golden Compass: Religion, Science & Daemonology in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halo Effect: An Unauthorized Look at the Most Successful Video Game of All Time (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle: Completely Unauthorized (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Universe 6(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Universe 9(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows 4(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Borderlands 1(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Obsessions(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead End: City Limits: An Anthology of Urban Fear(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk & Postmodern Science Fiction(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Graffiti(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Omni Best Science Fiction Two(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Predators(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hottest Blood(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Earth Strikes Back(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Love: 22 All-Original Tales of Lust and Obsession(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear Itself(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between Time and Terror(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forbidden Acts(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pawn of Chaos(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Technohorror: Inventions in Terror(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
October Dreams(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unnatural Selection of Darwinian Nightmares(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Embraces: Dark Erotica(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction, December 2009(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sick Things(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Untold Adventures(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Recent Weird(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brave New Love: 15 Dystopian Tales of Desire(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zippered Flesh(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Coattails(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Future Games(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deepest, Darkest Eden: New Tales of Hyperborea(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Recent Weird(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horror 201: The Silver Scream Vol. 1(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spectral Realms No. 8(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apostles of the Weird(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

John Shirley is an American published writer. He also goes by the pen names John Cutter and D.B. Drumm. He is a writer of the 1994 movie The Crow, written along with David J. Schow and James O’Barr, directed by Alex Proyas.

John was born on February 190, 1953, in Houston, Texas. He is known for writing stories in various genres, including science fiction, fantasy, street fiction, and westerns. He also writes songs.

He has written a historical novel called Wyatt in Wichita, all about Wyatt Earp. He also wrote a nonfiction novel called Gurdjieff: An Introduction to His Life and Ideas. On top of novels, he has written short stories, television scripts, and screenplays. Throughout the course of his career, he has published several short story collections and multiple novels.

He has also been a musician for many years, fronting bands and writing lyrics for other bands, which include Blue Oyster Cult.

John grew up in Portland, Oregon. Some of his early books include Transmaniacon and Dracula in Love, as well as a cyberpunk novel called City Come A-Walkin. He also wrote the Song Called Youth series for Warner Books, which was released once more by Prime Books as an omnibus.

In 2012, his apocalyptic novel Everything is Broken was put out by Prime Books. PM Press published his novel New Taboos in 2013, the same year that HarperCollins/Witness published his novel Doyle After Death, a book about Conan Doyle living in the afterlife. His novel Wyatt in Wichita came out in 2014.

The author also collaborated with Mark Tremonti, a rock musician, to adapt his rock opera A Dying Machine. The gig was done in June of 2018.

He is also the lead singer of Sado-Nation, a punk band. It was not his first gig as a musician. He served as the lead singer in 1978 to 1979 for Obsession, which recorded on Celluloid Records. The band was post-punk funk rock. This is when he was living in New York City and Paris in the eighties, and also joined the band Panther Moderns. He performs with The Screaming Geezers. He is noted for writing 23 lyrics recorded by Blue Oyster Cult.

He resides in the area around Vancouver and Washington. He is married, and he and his wife Micky share three sons. Their adult twin sons are named Byron and Perry and the younger son is Julian. Byron is a yacht captain and broker, Perry is a teacher and an artist, and Julian is an underground rapper and a producer and computer security professional.

He is known for writing cyberpunk science fiction novels, including the Song Called Youth series, City Come A Walkin’, and Black Glass. He is also known for his horror novels Demons and Crawlers and his story collection Black Butterflies, and his suspense novels Spider Moon and The Brigade.

He has also written scripts for The Crow, Deep Space Nine, and Poltergeist: The Legacy. His episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles earned him an Emmy nomination for prime-time animation. He also wrote the tie-in novel BioShock: Rapture, which was a best seller.

He also wrote horror novels like Dracula in Love and Cellars, which are cited as influences on the splatterpunk horror movement and the bizarro movement. He is also known for his cyberpunk novel Stormland. He was lauded as a postmodern Poe by Larry McCaffery, a critic. His story collection Heatseeker has been lauded for its cyberpunk status. He also came up with a story collection where the stories grew increasingly bizarre, appropriately titled the Really, Really, Really, Really Weird Stories, and it has developed a cult following.

he also collaborated with several artists on short stories, including Neuromancer author William Gibson as well as Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker. Other writers have praised his imagination, honesty, and crossover pioneering, including Peter Straub and Clive Barker, among others.

He has written many novelizations and tie-in novels over the years. This includes the work Constantine, based on the movie starring Keanu Reeves, as well as BioShock:Rapture, which was a prequel for the video game story provided in BioShock. He also wrote Halo: Broken Circle and the apocalyptic novel The Other End.

His story collection Living Shadows was published in 2007. His 2009 novel Bleak History focused on dark urban fantasy in a New York that is marginally more futuristic. Other books that have come out from this author include Extremis: The Most Extreme Stories of John Shirley and Everything is Broken. He also wrote the surreal book High, which was based on another book Three-Ring Psychus that came out earlier and has come out as an e-book. He also wrote the story collection Feverish Stars.

His recordings Broken Mirror Glass; The John Shirley Anthology were released by Black October Records in 2013 in a two-cd compilation. The set covers his work from 1978 to 2012. His rock album The Screaming Geezers was released in 2020 from Reprehensible Records.

John Shirley also released a novelization of A Dying Machine, a sci-fi rock opera. He belongs to Church of the SubGenius, a satirical religion.

Eclipse is the first novel in the Song Called Youth series by John Shirley. If you love science fiction novels or want to try something new, check this book out!

In the beginning of the twenty-first century, Shirley presents the reader with a western Europe that is war torn and has been bombed relentlessly. As a result, it has gone from stable to unstable.

Russian militarism is on the rise and NATO has totally folded. Trying to restore order, The Second Alliance has come in. The multinational police force is approved of by the government, but in the process of rushing in to repair the peace, they have shown themselves to be totally power hungry.

With fascist leanings, the only way to deal with the totalitarianism of the alliance is to fight it. Enter the New Resistance, a group of rebels. These include the guitarist Rick Rickenharp and John Swenson, a mole. Can they overthrow The Second Alliance and restore balance?

A new take on old themes, this is a punk version of science fiction that must be read to be enjoyed to the fullest.

Eclipse Penumbra is the second novel in the Song Called Youth series by John Shirley. If you liked the first book, check the second one out too!

The Second Alliance was created to create order, and they planned to hold on to that power once they seized it. The New Resistance’s one goal was to defeat the Second Alliance, and now they are doing the same back.

No resistance is part of the Second Alliance’s plan. Getting rid of the rebels makes way for their Project Total Eclipse, which would create a new world order with itself at the head of it.

With a plan to create scapegoats and project their own violence, the Second Alliance needs to be stopped. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Who will triumph? Read this novel to find out!

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