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Why is my blog called Inhuman Swill? Because you can unscramble the pieces to make William Shunn.

Call me Suzy Chapbook

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I'm very pleased to announce that John Klima's Spilt Milk Press will be bringing out a chapbook of my stories in Summer 2007. We're still working out the contents, but under John's expert editorial eye I'm confident the result will be worthwhile.

If you don't know, John publishes the excellent zine Electric Velocipede, home to more than one of my past stories, not to mention showcase for fine work by Hal Duncan, Mark Rich, Jeffrey Ford, Richard Bowes, Alan DeNiro, and many, many others.

More details as they emerge!

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Music by people we know

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You know, one of these days I'm going to make a mix composed entirely of songs by artists Laura and I know personally. It will include [info]steelbrassnwood, of course, not to mention folks like Andrew Lienhard, Mike Skliar, the Pale Imitations, the Bogmen, the Knockout Drops, Lungs of a Giant, Whisperado, Gogol Bordello, the Barracudas, and the Lords of the New Church.

And certainly not least, The Rogers Sisters.

The Rogerses are a trio consisting of actual sisters Jennifer and Laura Rogers, plus the invaluable Miyuki Furtado on bass. (Jennifer is the lead vocalist, more or less, but everyone contributes.) I used to work with Miyuki, and I'm always delighted to get updates from the band on their latest release or European tour or what have you.

They'll be playing this Saturday at Coney Island at the Siren Music Festival. It's free, so get yer butts down there! (Some band called Scissor Sisters is headlining.)

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Happy Bastille Day! Last year on this day, Laura and I were in Paris watching marching bands on the street and fighter jets overhead trailing tricolor smoke. You know, I could do with a nice Armagnac outside a bistro in the 7ème Arondissement about now.

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Manhattan alignment

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Today is the day for viewing a crosstown sunset:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060712.html

As long as it's not cloudy out west, of course!

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On the rocks

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So Michael Libling and I left the Meet the Pros(e) Party last night at about a quarter to midnight, intending to hit the hotel bar for a real drink. We sat down and the young waitress came by.

"What can I get you gentlemen?"

"What do you have in the way of scotch?"

"Um, Dewar's, Grant's..."

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Greetings from Readercon!

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Yes, here I am at Readercon 17, making a quick post from my lovely hotel room.

I met [info]bobhowe at Logan Airport, each of us having flown their separately, and then we made the quick drive to Burlington together in a rented car. After checking into our rooms, we met in the hotel pub for some lunch and a couple of beers. We also chatted briefly there (and afterward at con registration) with Jeff Ford, Patrick O'Leary, Paul Witcover, and Scott Edelman.

(I had to stop at two beers, considering that I will be reading to an audience of hopefully multiple persons in about 90 minutes.)

At registration I was happy to see that this afternoon's schedule had been rearranged enough that Mary Turzillo and I will be reading consecutively instead of at the same time. Mary is reading at 4:00 pm, and I'm reading at 4:30 pm. If you're here, come on down! At Laura's suggestion, I will be recording my reading to the laptop for my podcast.

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Cheatin' the jailer man

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Ding! dong! Ken Lay is dead!

This is one of those fleeting moments when one hopes the Devil is real.

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ShunnCast #19

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Epidode #19 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which boldness leads to a first discussion, the possible hues of areolae are considered, and Bill receives instruction as to when women's jewelry is not women's jewelry. (Step back, son -- give the man some whacking space.)

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=19

See also [info]shunncast.

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Readercon schedule

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I've just received my Readercon schedule for this weekend:

Friday 4:30 PM. Reading (30 min.) William Shunn reads from his novel-in-progress Inclination, a continuation of the novella of the same name that appeared recently in Asimov's.

Saturday 2:00 PM. Kaffeeklatsch

If you're attending, look for me!

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A date with the KGB

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Extra! extra!

I'll be reading at KGB on August 16th, together with Elizabeth Bear. News so fresh it's not even on the web site yet!

I'm very excited, and will offer more details as the date gets closer. Hope to see you there!

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