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

Back from Austin

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William Shunn & Paul Witcover
Laura and I didn't take many photos at World Fantasy, but luckily the irrepressible John Klima did.

Klima and his Spilt Milk Press are bringing out my chapbook in May, but in the meantime you would be well served to snap up a copy of their first chapbook, The Sense of Falling by Ezra Pines. That link is to an old pre-order page, but rest assured that this slim volume is out and available and well worth your five measly bucks.

Had a great time in Austin. Laura and I caught up with several New York friends who have decamped to Texas in the last couple of years, saw Idiocracy (at last) at a movie theater that serves beer, drank more Shiner Bock than we ever hoped to in our wildest dreams, attended a plethora of great readings, managed to get lost more than once on the Capital of Texas Highway, ate ourselves silly, and at least met great folks like Evan McClanahan and Trent Hergenrader in person. I was very sorry to have arrived at the bar too late Sunday evening to meet up with ShunnCast listener Andrew Langston—my deepest apologies!—but I did arrive in time to meet by chance an editor who spoke enthusiastically about the novel proposal for Inclination that is on her desk.

So all in all, a splendid weekend, and I thank Laura for, as usual, keeping me out of the hotel room and on track.

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ShunnCast #29

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Epidode #29 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which Bill reads his unpublished Mormons-in-space novelette "Not of This Fold," while the World Fantasy Convention in Austin remains pointedly undiscussed.

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=29

See also [info]shunncast.

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My review of the new German film Requiem, about a girl who believes she is possessed by demons, is now available at Sci Fi Weekly.

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Nice things

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In Rich Horton's roundup of Asimov's for the year, he has kind things to say about "Inclination." I see at least three other Blue Heaveners mentioned, including [info]paulmelko, [info]tim_pratt, and [info]gregvaneekhout. Did I miss anyone?

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Deadwood, w/sweetener

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Funniest fucking thing I've seen all goddamn day long:

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Laura's big finish

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Laura's big finish

Click photo for race result.

You'll note, of course, that this is the same spot where Robert Cheruiyot slipped and hit his head. Laura manages to keep to her feet.

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Bring your own dustrag

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ShunnCast #28

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Epidode #28 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which Bill likens himself to Luke Skywalker of old, returning to the Death Star that is Calgary to do battle with Darth Vader and the Emperor, striving mightily not to be turned to the Dark Side of the Force.

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=28

See also [info]shunncast.

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Laura's finish time!

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Laura's unofficial finish time for the Chicago Marathon was 3:48:09! Her pace was 8:42 per mile! Way to go, Laura!

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Marathon girl

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Laura and I are on our way to Chicago. She has been training since January for the Chicago Marathon, which runs this Sunday! Her number is 34100, if you want to track her split times and (virtually and silently) cheer her on.

I'm very proud of her, and can't wait to hand energy drinks off to her at key points along the route. Way to go, Laura!

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