Larry McCaffery and Sinda Gregory meet with Lewis Shiner at Surfer Restaurant in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego. Shiner discusses the evolution of his fiction through several genres but with a strong autobiographical quality throughout. Shiner discusses the cyperpunk movement and how he came to be a part of it. While the discussion includes Shiner’s influences, it mostly revolves around the research and personal aspects that lent itself to the writing of his novels Deserted Cities of the Heart, Slam and the then-forthcoming Glimpses. An edited version of this interview was published as “Skating Across Cyberpunk’s Brave New Worlds: An Interview with Lewis Shiner” in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 33, 3, p 177-196.