John Steakley

John Steakley

John Steakley, born 1951 in Cleburne, Texas, is an author, best known for his science fiction writing. He has written two major novels, "Armor" (1984) and "Vampire$" (1991), the latter of which became the basis for John Carpenter's "Vampires" movie. He has also written no fewer than four short stories in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. Not a prolific writer, he has lived most of his life in Texas, aside from brief spells in South America and Hollywood in his youth. He currently lives in McKinney, Texas. Not much else is known about him.


:"Mythology is about Good VS Evil, is it not? We can pretend runes and astrology and reading tea leaves...But to whom do we pray when we are terrified? Carl Sagan's essays?" - John Steakley, online

:"He's the best of us. The best of our best, the best that each of us will ever build or ever love. So pray for this Guardian of our growth and choose him well, for if he be not truly blest, then our designs are surely frivolous and our future but a tragic waste of hope. Bless our best and adore for he doth bear our measure to the Cosmos." - John Steakley, "Armor", p. 62

:"Bullies don't want to fight you. They don't want to fight at all. They simply want to beat you up." - "Armor", re-used in "Vampire$".

:"You are:What you do:When it counts": - "Armor"

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