John Shirley

Book Review: New Taboos

by John Shirley ISBN: 978-1-60486-761-9 PP: 128 Publisher: PM Press

John Shirley is one of the original “Dread Lords” of Cyberpunk who brought a new noir sensibility to science fiction and Fantasy in the ’90s.

The opening piece, “A State of Imprisonment,” sticks with you. It’s brutal without unnecessary graphic details, kind of like a strong female lead in a politicised, short version of “Prison Break.”

The powerful narrative… Continue reading