JOHN SHIRLEY NEWS

I just got a phone call a few minutes ago: Eric Bloom of Blue Oyster Cult wanting to play a few songs for me–on the phone! Songs from the new album, one of which I wrote.  Not the ideal way to hear them but I got the gist–great rock, masterfully wrought. It does seem to be shaping up to a powerful new, fresh BOC album. It’s coming from Frontier Records later this year. There will be at least four songs with lyrics by me.

Just saw the proofs for the JOHN SHIRLEY ISSUE of the new WEIRDBOOK, which as I’m sure you know is a big magazine style / slash WeirdTales-ish book coming out at intervals every year. The issue will contain a new 40 thousand word fantasy novella by me, sword and sorcery, called Swords of Atlantis, plus two new short stories, plus reprints of some others, plus reprints of some of my weird-tales-style poems. This’ll come out fairly soon. Next month probably, or even late this month. Links will be provided.

My work with the editor at Blackstone books is complete and my new science-fiction/detective thriller novel STORMLAND is getting closer to publication. I hope for it by summer.

AND my band, John Shirley and the Screaming Geezers, will be opening for the Blue Oyster Cult at the big Roseland Theater in Portland, OR on February 15…Here’s the Screaming Geezers website.

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