Inhuman Swill : Mormonism : Page 12
            

A nibble comes in, one admiring but not entirely won over, and yet again you find yourself crafting a book proposal to suit a particular audience of one. You like this audience of one, and you take their comments seriously, but you resolve not to internalize those comments at the expense of your own vision for the book. It's hard work, especially with a novel on hold for a week or so, but at last you find a way back inside the material. What comes out is a blend of the new, the old, and the very old. The one temptation you can't resist is the temptation to throw a piece of it out there the moment it rolls off your virtual platen.


So that's one place you could say it all started, my first day as a missionary in Canada. But you could also rewind a couple of years if you wanted, to a lonely back road somewhere east of Victorville in the California desert, and say it all started there. That's where, late in 1984, my father sprang a terrifying question on me.

"Son," he asked that afternoon, "do you want to serve a mission?"

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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Epidode #29 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which Bill reads his unpublished Mormons-in-space novelette "Not of This Fold," while the World Fantasy Convention in Austin remains pointedly undiscussed.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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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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ShunnCast #27

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Epidode #27 of "ShunnCast" is now available, live from the breakfast table, in which the fugitive Bill makes good his border crossing, but runs afoul of unexpected complications in a bus station men's room.

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=27

See also [info]shunncast.

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ShunnCast #26

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Epidode #26 of "ShunnCast" is now available, live from the Delaware shore, in which Bill makes good stage one of his escape, whilst plagued by memories of blood oaths in a granite temple. Plus, special guest commentary by Paul Fischer.

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=26

See also [info]shunncast.

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Letters to the editor

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From Paul Fischer, an audio comment on my podcast:

http://www.dancingcatstudios.com/ADDCast/Files/Shunn.mp3

I did, I laughed my ass off.

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ShunnCast #25

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Epidode #25 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which a cold, lonely Christmas comes to the Alberta plains, telephonic miscommunication ensues, and Bill executes a daring missionary escape plan. Plus, an observance of September 11th.

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=25

See also [info]shunncast.

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ShunnCast #24

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Epidode #24 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which the soft tissues of the male body are held up for examination and misidentification, revenge is thereby extracted, and a terrible and uncommon sin is revealed to be not so uncommon after all. Plus, frontier prophet weds double sets of sisters!

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=24

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ShunnCast #23

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Epidode #23 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which the propriety of Debussy is called into question, an impertinent hooker preempts Oingo Boingo, and the merits of harvesting one's own Christmas tree are put to the test and found wanting. (And a happy birthday to me!)

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=23

See also [info]shunncast.


And if you have the inclination, my appearance this past Saturday on "Hour of the Wolf" can be heard here.
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Brigham Young & Crazy Horse

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Oops, sorry, I mean the Osmonds, from their hard-rockin' period:

I mean, seriously, this would have scared the shit out of me if I'd seen it on television at the time (1972). But they do seem to be having a great time going "crazy."

You know, Jimmy Osmond hit on my sister once at the BYU library....

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