John Shirley has authored numerous novels, including Demons, Crawlers, Wetbones, Cellars, Bleak History, City Come A-Walkin’, Bioshock: Rapture, and The Other End. His story collections include Black Butterflies, which won the Bram Stoker Award. His new novel STORMLAND came out in 2021 from Blackstone Books. His next novel, coming out in 2022, is Axle Bust Creek. His first collection of poems, The Voice of the Burning House, was recently published by Jackanapes Press (rhyming poetry in the Weird Poetry manner). He is co-screenwriter of The Crow and wrote for Deep Space Nine and other shows. He writes lyrics for the Blue Oyster Cult and others, and his band, the Screaming Geezers, can be sampled at https://www.screaminggeezers.com/. Other projects include recordings with prog rock composer Jerry King, e.g. Spaceship Landing in a Cemetery. John was a lead vocalist in several early west coast punk bands.